The Merchant Of Venice: Summary, Analysis & Characters


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Portia's father sets up three chests--gold, silver, and lead-- to test the_____of her suitors.

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1. Bassanio borrows money from_____ which ______guarantees.

2. Shylock agrees to lend the three thousand ducats, but if the loan is not paid on time, Antonio must forfeit _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Merchant of Venice is one of William Shakespeare's comedies, and this quiz/worksheet combo will examine the main plot points of the play. You'll also be tested on some of the major characters in The Merchant of Venice.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The relationships between Bassanio, Antonio and Shylock
  • The characterization of Portia
  • How Portia finds a suitor
  • The terms of Shylock's loan to Antonio

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 lesson on The Merchant of Venice
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the anti-Semitic characterization of Shylock in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Portia's role in Antonio's trial

Additional Learning

To learn more about The Merchant of Venice, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the main characters in The Merchant of Venice
  • Understand Shylock's reasons for hating Antonio, and Antonio's prejudice towards Shylock
  • Learn how Portia's wit and wisdom saves Antonio