Much Ado About Nothing Theme Overview


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Why does Don Pedro deceive Hero in Much Ado About Nothing?

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1. Why do Benedick and Beatrice's friends deceive them in Much Ado About Nothing?

2. Which of the following best describes the relationship problem Claudio and Hero experience in Much Ado About Nothing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Shakespeare must have had fun when he wrote Much Ado About Nothing. On this worksheet and quiz you will answer test questions about the themes that emerge in the play, why several of the characters behave the way they do, and what might have happened if some of Dogberry's speeches had been a bit less confusing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will answer questions that test you on:

  • Don Pedro's reason for tricking Hero
  • What underlying issue caused Claudio's denunciation of Hero
  • How best to describe Beatrice's initial interactions with Benedick

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Much Ado About Nothing to explain the deception that Beatrice and Benedick's friends play on them
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about how better communication on Dogberry's part might have affected subsequent events in the play
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the word that best identifies the problem with Claudio's relationship with Hero

Additional Learning

Study the lesson titled Much Ado About Nothing Theme Overview if you'd like to learn more. When you're finished, you should meet these objectives:

  • Explain what a theme is
  • Name the character who plays a vicious trick on Claudio
  • Identify the henchman who assists him