The Mikado: Synopsis, Songs & Characters


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What is a mikado?

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1. Who are the three figures of the love triangle in The Mikado?

2. Which of the following songs can be heard in The Mikado?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combination focuses on the songs, characters, and plot of The Mikado, written by William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Topics you'll be quizzed on include the definition of a mikado and the three characters involved in a love triangle in the operetta.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will focus on the following:

  • Songs featured in The Mikado
  • Who Nanki-Poo's father is
  • Which song is used to introduce the character Ko-Ko

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about The Mikado
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as mikado
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characters and major plot points in the operetta

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, review the lesson called The Mikado: Synopsis, Songs & Characters. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn in greater detail about the operetta's storylines and main characters
  • Get a better understanding of the professional relationship and careers of William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
  • Discuss the other musical works created by Gilbert and Sullivan and their commentary on British culture