Setting of Othello

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What is the setting of a play?

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1. Where is the play Othello set?

2. What ancient god or goddess is the island of Cyprus associated with?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What does the setting of Othello symbolize? How did Shakespeare use the settings to make commentaries about social issues of the time? You can enhance your knowledge of this topic by using this quiz and worksheet combo to fully understanding relevant term definitions and the overall importance of setting in plays.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz topics found in this assessment include:

  • The definition of setting
  • The settings of Othello
  • The name of the god or goddess associated with Cyprus
  • The meaning of anachronism
  • A characteristic of the women in Venice as depicted in Shakespeare's England

Skills Practiced

You will have the opportunity to develop the following skills when using this quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the significance and symbolism of the setting used in Othello
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as anachronism and setting
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how women in Venice were portrayed by Shakespeare

Additional Learning

To find out more about why Shakespeare chose the setting for Othello, you can access the lesson titled Setting of Othello. You will get more information about:

  • What a setting is and why it is important
  • The settings of several of Shakespeare's plays
  • The meaning of anachronism and how Shakespeare used them
  • Details concerning the locations used in Othello
  • The symbolism of the settings in Othello
  • Dialogue from the play to show the significance of the setting of Othello
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