Much Ado About Nothing Act 1-2

The messenger tells Leonato someone will be arriving in Messina. Who is coming? Don Pedro and company
Beatrice questions the messenger about someone. Who? Signor Benedick
According to Leonato, who is fighting a “merry war”? Beatrice and Benedick
Describe Beatrice’s greeting to Benedick upon his arrival. Rude
How long do Don Pedro and his company plan on staying in Messina? At least a month
Who is Don John? Don Pedro’s illegitimate brother
Who catches Claudio’s eye? Hero
What is it that Benedick swears will never happen to him? He swears he will never fall in love
Where does Claudio say he has spent time before coming to Messina? The war
What does Don Pedro intend to do for Claudio? He will go to the party as Claudio and confess his love to Hero so that Claudio and Hero will get married
Who is Antonio? Leonato’s brother
What does Antonio claim to have learned from one of his servants? Don Pedro is in love with Hero and intends to woo her
What is Leonato’s reaction to the news regarding Don Pedro wooing his daughter? He is happy. He wants Antonio to tell Hero so she can prepare an answer for him
What are Don John’s true feelings towards his brother, Don Pedro? He despises him
Who is Borachio? A perfumer and a friend to Don John
What news does Borachio bring to Don John? The news that Claudio intends to marry Hero and Don Pedro is wooing Hero to win her for Claudio
What does Don John plan to do regarding Claudio and Hero? Why? He plans to spoil Claudio’s and Don Pedro’s plan to woo Hero. Claudio was responsible for Don John being overthrown by Don Pedro
“…………There is a kind of merry war betwixt Signior Benedick and her. They never meet but there’s askirmish of wit between them.” This is said by Leonato to the messenger.
“Because I will not do them the wrong to mistrust any, I will do myself the right totrust none; and the fine is (for the which I may go the finer), I will live a bachelor.” Benedick says this to Claudio and Don Pedro.
“In this, though I cannot be said to be a flattering honest man, it must not be denied that I am a plain-dealing villain.” It is said by Don John to Conrad.