Green-Eyed Monster: Meaning, Overview


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In which play does Shakespeare first personify jealousy as 'green-eyed?'

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1. What does the phase 'green-eyed monster' mean?

2. What is the name of the character in Othello who schemes and lies in order to get Othello to murder his wife?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Shakespeare was the first author to use the phrase 'green-eyed monster' in a literary work, but no one is sure of when it first came into being. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of this idiom's meaning and use.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on identifying the following items:

  • Meaning of 'green-eyed monster'
  • Othello's wife's name
  • Name of character in Othello who persuades Othello to murder his wife
  • Play in which Shakespeare first personified jealous as 'green-eyed'
  • A false statement about jealousy

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test the following:

*Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English lesson on the phrase 'green-eyed monster'

*Information recall - be able to identify key characters from the play Othello

*Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding regarding the meaning of the phrase 'green-eyed monster' and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about Shakespeare's use of the phrase 'green-eyed monster', review the corresponding lesson called Green-Eyed Monster: Meaning, Overview. The lesson addresses the following objectives:

  • Explain the meaning of the phrase 'green-eyed monster'
  • Identify the definitions of idiom and figurative expression
  • Give the origin of the phrase 'green-eyed monster'
  • Explain the use of the 'green-eyed monster' in Othello and Merchant in Venice