Cesario (Viola) in Twelfth Night: Character Traits & Analysis


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When Viola of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is shipwrecked in Illyria, she disguises herself as a _____ to take a job as _____?

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1. In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, who is Viola's twin brother?

2. From Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, what characteristic of Viola's above all charms others around her?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Viola is arguably one of the most loved characters in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. This quiz and worksheet combination tests your knowledge of this character. The quiz will ask you about how and why Viola disguises herself after the shipwreck and the name of her twin brother.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will assess you on the following aspects of Viola:

  • Her defining characteristic
  • The reason she doesn't want to fight Sir Andrew Aguecheek
  • Her reaction upon learning Olivia is in love with Cesario

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet let you exercise the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related analysis of the character Cesario (Viola) in Twelfth Night
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the manner and reason for Viola's disguise and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding her defining characteristic
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about her twin brother

Additional Learning

To explore aspects of this character, study the lesson, Cesario (Viola) in Twelfth Night: Character Traits & Analysis. The following objectives are covered:

  • Summarize the plot
  • Review examples of Viola's charm
  • Examine quotes that show her affection for her family
  • Identify how Viola explains her inner feelings