Shakespeare's Shylock: Character Sketch, Analysis & Monologue


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Why does Shylock hate Antonio?

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1. Shylock insists that Antonio sign a notarized contract agreeing to which one of the following terms?

2. Shylock loans money _____; Antonio does not.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Shylock is the titular merchant of the play, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the character. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the story and characters of 'The Merchant of Venice'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your knowledge of:

  • The reason that Shylock hates Antonio
  • The terms of Shylock's notarized contract with Antonio
  • The differences in the ways in which Shylock and Antonio loan money

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main characters, such as Portia and Antonio
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Portia's condition for taking a pound of Antonio's flesh
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what happens to Shylock as the play ends

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson, Shakespeare's Shylock: Character Sketch, Analysis & Monologue. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the definition of a monologue
  • Understand another name for gold coins
  • Remember who Bassanio is