A Midsummer Night's Dream Title: Meaning & Significance


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1. What is another name for midsummer?

2. In A Midsummer Night's Dream, why does Puck suggest that the play itself could have been a dream?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will help you find out what you know about the significance of the title of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. See if you can explain why this title is appropriate to the events of the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this set of questions to review your knowledge of:

  • Synonyms for midsummer
  • Breaking the fourth wall
  • The reason Puck suggests the whole play could have been a dream

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what other names can be used for midsummer
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the importance of midsummer's day
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why Puck says the whole play might be a dream and who is definitely not dreaming

Additional Learning

To get a better understanding of this famous play, read the lesson titled A Midsummer Night's Dream Title: Meaning & Significance. It will help explain topics like:

  • The overall tone of this play
  • When England celebrates midsummer every year
  • The reason it is so important to the play's conduct that it is midsummer