The Tragedy of Othello: Summary, Analysis & Quotes

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Most of the action of the play Othello takes place:

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1. In the play Othello, why does Iago want to ruin Othello?

2. Which BEST describes Othello's progression during the course of the play that bears his name?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Othello. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include Iago's motivation for wanting to ruin Othello as well as a possible theme in The Tragedy of Othello.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Setting of the play The Tragedy of Othello
  • Iago's reason for wanting to ruin Othello
  • Othello's progression during the course of the play
  • Theme in The Tragedy of Othello
  • Paraphrasing a quote from the play

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's The Tragedy of Othello lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about The Tragedy of Othello in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the character of Iago
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about possible themes of the play

Additional Learning

To learn more about the plays of William Shakespeare, review the accompanying lesson titled The Tragedy of Othello: Summary, Analysis & Quotes This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the plot of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Othello
  • Know why the play is classified as a tragedy
  • Identify several famous quotes from the play
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