Love in Twelfth Night by Shakespeare


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Which of these statements about the subtitle of Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night is true?

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1. The main love triangle in the play Twelfth Night is between which three characters?

2. In Twelfth Night, why does Olivia fall in love with Viola?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is full of twists and turns within its love plot. These assessments will test your understanding of the play, with questions covering the main love triangle, interactions between main characters, and the play's subtitle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics discussed in the quiz questions comprise:

  • The meaning behind the subtitle of the play
  • The main love triangle
  • Love between Olivia and Viola
  • The relationship between Maria and Sir Toby
  • Sebastian's shipwreck

Skills Practiced

You will exercise a number of skills in these guides, such as:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the love triangle at the heart of the plot
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding important characters, such as Viola and Maria, and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the relationships of the play, review the complementary lesson Love in Twelfth Night by Shakespeare. Some objectives covered in the lesson are:

  • Identify important characters, such as Count Orsino, Olivia and Cesario
  • Understand the sometimes complicated interactions between characters throughout the plot
  • Know the historical background of the play and its author
  • Compare and contrast family love and romantic love within Twelfth Night