Mount Pisgah Much Ado About Nothing Review for Test

Benedick and Claudio At the beginning of the play, Don Pedro returns from war with whom?
Don John. He is invited to Messina as a guest. Who did Don Pedro defeat in the war, and how does he treat this man?
Benedick. His poor fighting skills. Beatrice uses the phrase “Signior Mountanto” to refer to which character and which of his traits?
they never want to marry At first, Beatrice and Benedick both insisted that…
Claudio; he would inherit Leonato’s entire fortune. Who is interested in marrying Hero, and how would this union impact him?
He is the illegitimate half brother of Don Pedro and is presented as wicked and conniving. Why is Don John a villain?
Masquerade party; Don John What type of event does Leonato host to welcome home the soldiers, and who is conspicuously absent from the feast?
Don Pedro; to woo Hero on Claudio’s behalf. Who dresses like Claudio for the party, and what is his intention?
He manipulates Claudio into thinking that Don Pedro wooed Hero for himself. How does Don John cause trouble on the night of the masquerade party?
It would be too costly and he is too good for her. Why does Beatrice say that she will not marry Don Pedro?
Make Benedick and Beatrice fall in love. Don Pedro convinces Leonato and Claudio to do what?
Attractive and mild-tempered; wise and good at conversation; virtuous and musical. Benedick says that he will marry only if he can find a woman who is what?
Claudio, Don Pedro, and Leonato Benedick is duped into falling in love with Beatrice when he overhears a conversation between whom?
He will have Don John bring Claudio and Don Pedro to the courtyard alone; he will appear with Margaret in Hero’s bedroom window; he will call Margaret by the name of Hero. What are the steps that Borachio will take to ruin Claudio’s engagement?
Thief What does Borachio’s name mean?
For confessing his deception of Claudio and Don Pedro. Why do the night watchmen arrest Borachio?
Benedick pretends that he has a toothache and Beatrice pretends that she has a stuffy nose. Benedick and Beatrice deny their newfound love by making excuses for their changes in behavior by pretending what?
She faints. At her wedding, Hero becomes so upset by Claudio’s accusations that she does what?
Don Pedro and Don Jon In addition to Claudio, Hero is publicly slandered by whom?
Benedick Who is the first to suspect that Don John is behind these false allegations?
Pretend to be dead in order to cause Claudio to repent. The friar concocts a plan in which Hero must do what?
He wants the insult to be recorded so Conrad will receive a harsher punishment. After Conrad insults Dogberry, why does Dogberry say, “O, that the Sexton were here to write me down a tush! But masters, remember that I am a tush, though it not be written down, yet not forget that I am a tush.”
Marry Leonato’s niece, proclaim Hero’s purity throughout the land, and to hand an epitaph on Hero’s tomb. Upon learning the error of his ways, Claudio’s penance is to do what?
Hero unmasks herself and agrees to marry Claudio; Benedick and Beatrice’s love is revealed; Benedick forgives Claudio for his misunderstanding. At the second wedding in Act 5, what events take place so that all is forgiven?
A prisoner. At the end of the play, a messenger reports that Don John is what?
A lavish wedding. The play concludes with what?
Hero and Beatrice; Don John and Dogberry; Claudio and Benedick Think of three sets of foil characters and name them.
Hero and Claudio Who are Beatrice and Benedick foil characters to?
Aphrodite, Diana, Cupid Name three mythical persons that are allusions to romatic love.
That “nothing” really may mean “noting”. The plays title takes on added signficance when one considers what?
Don Pedro, Leonato, Don John (there are others, but know these three in particular). Name three major characters.
Minor Is Borachio a major character or a minor character?
Minor Is Hero a major character or a minor character?
Dynamic Are Benedick and Beatrice and Claudio dynamic or static characters?
Static Is Margaret a dynamic or static character?
Static Is Dogberry a dynamic or static character?
Leonato Identify which character said this: “There’s a kind of merry war betwixt Signior Benedick and her. They never meet but there’s a skirmish of wit between them.”
Beatrice Identify which character said this: “Thus goes everyone to the world but I, and I am sunburnt. I may sit in a corner and cry ‘heigh-ho for a husband.'”
Benedick Identify which character said this: “I have rallied so long against marriage, but doth the appetite alter? A man loves the meat in his youth he cannot endure in his age….When I said I would be a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married.”
Claudio Identify which character said this: “If I see anything tonight why I should not marry her, tomorrow in the congregation, where I should wed, there will I shame her.”
Don Pedro Identify which character said this: “My heart is sorry for your daughter’s death, but on my honor, she was charged with nothing but what was true and very full of proof.”