Theseus & Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Relationship & Wedding


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William Shakespeare drew inspiration for the characters of Theseus and Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream from _____ mythology.

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1. A Midsummer Night's Dream and Greek mythology both suggest that Theseus and Hippolyta's marriage came about in the following way:

2. It is suggested that Theseus was previously romantically involved with _____ in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer questions on Theseus and Hippolyta from A Midsummer Night's Dream. See what you know about key points like the author's inspiration for these two characters and how they wound up married.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on:

  • Theseus' previous love before Hippolyta
  • Hippolyta's feelings about Theseus
  • Something the two characters disagree on during their wedding celebration

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Theseus and Hippolyta from A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a character Theseus was previously romantically involved with before Hippolyta
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how Hippolyta feels about Theseus and the way in which they came to be married

Additional Learning

Learn more about the characters from the video lesson named Theseus & Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Relationship & Wedding. You'll be covering these topics:

  • Weddings as a theme in the plays of William Shakespeare
  • Theseus' first comments regarding Hippolyta
  • Infidelities among the characters in the play
  • Analysis of the wedding between Theseus and Hippolyta in Act 5