Fairies in Shakespeare: Meaning, Overview


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Who does Puck serve?

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1. What kind of a character is Puck?

2. Which of the following characters delivers a famous speech that uses metatheatricality?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of fairies in works by William Shakespeare. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the role of Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream as well as the purpose of Ariel in The Tempest.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Puck, in A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Ariel, in The Tempest
  • Character description of Puck
  • Metatheatricality of one of Puck's speeches
  • The imprisonment of Ariel in The Tempest

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on fairies in Shakespeare
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the purpose of the fairy characters in Shakespeare's works
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Puck and Ariel
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the powers of these fairy characters

Additional Learning

To learn more about the plays of William Shakespeare, review the accompanying lesson on Fairies in Shakespeare. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the function of fairies in Shakespearean plays
  • Know the impact of Puck in A Midsummer's Night Dream
  • Define metatheatricality and identify an example from A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Explain Ariel's function in The Tempest