Measure for Measure by Shakespeare: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis


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1. Which character has Claudio already impregnated when the play begins?

2. Which of the following is an example of the deus ex machina plot device?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include several characters from the play as well as an example of the plot device known as deus ex machina.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The characters of Angelo and Claudio
  • An example of deus ex machina
  • Duke Vicentio's alter ego

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 Shakespeare lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding key characters from the play
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about literary devices

Additional Learning

To learn more about the plays of William Shakespeare, review the accompanying lesson titled Measure for Measure by Shakespeare: Summary, Characters. Themes & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the plot of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure
  • Read and analyze passages from the play
  • Define deus ex machina and give an example from the play
  • Identify two themes in Measure for Measure