Quiz: How Well Do You Remember "Much Ado About Nothing?"

"And sigh not so, but let them go, and be you blythe and bonny, converting all your sounds of woe, into hey nonny nonny!"

 May 16, 2016
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Question: 1/9What news does a herald bring to Signor Leonato of Messina and his family?


That Signor Benedick of Padua rides with them to propose to Beatrice
That a lying knave is entering town and he must call out the guards
Prince Don Pedro of Aragon and his men return from battle and all rejoice

Question: 2/9What do the happy citizens of Messina hurry to do when they hear the news?


All but Beatrice race to greet the conquering heroes who come to stay
They rush to the communal baths and then dress in their finest
They run into the kitchens and prepare a bountiful feast

Question: 3/9Leonato's daughter ____ is thrilled because her love, ____, is among them.


Hero, Claudio
Margaret, Don Jon
Penelope, Balthasar

Question: 4/9How does Leonato describe the relationship between Beatrice and Benedick?


"Some cupid kills with arrows, some with traps"
"A merry war exists betwixt the both of them"
"She would rather hear her dog bark at a crow."

Question: 5/9How does Benedick react when Claudio intends to marry Hero?


He is jealous, because she has a sweeter disposition than Beatrice
He is disgusted by the idea and professes to die a bachelor
He is encouraging as she is beautiful, pure and wealthy

Question: 6/9When the Prince woos Hero on Claudio's behalf at a masquerade ball, _____.


his evil brother Don Jon tells Claudio he is really wooing her for himself
Hero is thrilled, and then tells Claudio "a thousand times yes"
Leonato tells Hero that she should marry the prince instead of Claudio

Question: 7/9What does a masked Beatrice say to a masked Benedick at the ball?


"Against my will I am sent to bid you come in to dinner"
"He is the prince's jester, and a very dull fool."
“There was a star danced, and under that was I born. ”

Question: 8/9Beatrice and Benedick finally admit their love after_____.


bumping into each other in a gazebo
their friends trick them
they see Don Jon plotting evil

Question: 9/9What does Don John do to ruin Hero's pure and virginal reputation


Borachio makes love to Margaret in a window and crying "Hero!"
Don Jon, the Prince's half brother says that he "wooed" her midnight
He gives a grizzly account of wanton behavior with soldiers
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