A Midsummer Night's Dream: Allusions & Mythology References


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The Greek hero, Theseus, was known for having horrible luck with women. Which of these women did he have no connection to?

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1. The character Puck, in A Midsummer Night's Dream is sometimes compared to the god Eros, who goes by what other name?

2. The character Puck, in A Midsummer Night's Dream is sometimes compared to the god of nature, Pan. Pan was the son of what god/goddess?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With these study resources, you can assess what you know about allusion in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Topics include a woman in the story with whom Theseus had no connection and another name for Eros.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on these key points:

  • Pan's mother/father
  • Pyramus' assumptions about Thisbe
  • The play within a play as an inspiration for another Shakespearean work

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on allusion in A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the assumptions that were made about Thisbe
  • Making connections - use understanding of the play within a play in A Midsummer Night's Dream and recognize the connection to another one of Shakespeare's literary works

Additional Learning

For more, consider the accompanying lesson called A Midsummer Night's Dream: Allusions & Mythology References. These areas of study will be discussed for your benefit:

  • Greek and Roman mythology that influenced Shakespeare's plays
  • Theseus as a Greek hero
  • Amazonian queen Hippolyta
  • Greek god of nature
  • Analysis of the myth of Pyramus and Thisbe