Compare & Contrast Othello & Iago


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In Shakespeare's Othello, Iago seethes at being passed over for promotion in favor of whom?

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1. In Othello, one similarity between Othello and Iago is they have spent their careers in what profession?

2. In Othello, one major contrast between Iago and Othello is their views on what subject?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

While at first glance it might appear that there could hardly be two characters more unlike than Iago and Othello, they do have some things in common. This quiz/worksheet combination tests you on what some of these are, Iago's ambitions and hatreds, and their respective professions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz tests your knowledge of:

  • Who Iago envies
  • The meaning of Iago's quote 'An old black ram is tupping your white ewe'
  • What career field both men engage in

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the three main characters in Othello to identify the one character who is an aristocrat
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about Iago and Othello to identify a significant contrast between the two men
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which character got the promotion that Iago wanted

Additional Learning

For more information, access the lesson titled Compare & Contrast Othello & Iago. When you finish, you should be able to:

  • Describe how Othello views Iago
  • Explain some of the reasons for Iago's hatred of Othello
  • Define and explain 'Moor'