Gender Roles in Othello


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Othello and Iago share which of these tragic flaws?

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1. In Othello, Emilia believes that women should:

2. In Othello, Bianca is considered a:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet is an easy way to confirm your comprehension of the way gender is portrayed in Othello, with questions concerning relevant plot points and character traits.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on several key aspects of Othello, including:

  • The tragic flaw shared by Othello and lago
  • Emilia's perspective on women
  • The term Bianca is referred to in Othello
  • Brabantio's accusation of Desdemona
  • The struggle of divided duty in Othello

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson regarding the significance of gender in Othello
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding key plot points of Othello
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of divided duty to identify the characters in Othello that struggle with it

Additional Learning

To learn more about Shakespeare's Othello, you can look over the accompanying lesson on Gender Roles in Othello. This lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Describe the relationship between Othello and Desdemona
  • Understand the dynamic between lago and Emilia and why lago is jealous of Othello
  • Analyze the characterizations of Cassio and Bianca
  • Define cuckold