The Merry Wives of Windsor: Summary & Characters


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Who are the two 'merry wives' alluded to in the play's title?

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1. Which husband is ruled by his jealous nature?

2. Which of the suitors does Anne Page end up marrying?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy by William Shakespeare, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your comprehension of the plot and characters of the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will evaluate your knowledge of:

  • The identity of the two merry wives
  • The name of the jealous husband
  • The name of the suitor that Ann Page marries
  • The identity of the character who has a French accent
  • The number of pranks that the merry wives play on Falstaff

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Ann Page's suitor
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the names of the two merry wives and the practical joke they played

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson on The Merry Wives of Windsor. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about other characters, including Nym, Doctor Caius, Hugh and Fenton
  • Discover what Robin was asked to deliver
  • Understand how Mistress Quickly helps the merry wives