Twelfth Night Act 1 Scene 1: Summary & Analysis


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What does Orsino say is 'the food of love' in Act 1, Scene 1 of Twelfth Night?

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1. In Act 1, Scene 1 of Twelfth Night, why does Olivia not speak to Valentine, Orsino's messenger?

2. In Act 1, Scene 1 ofTwelfth Night, how does Orsino feel when he hears that Olivia does not plan to leave her room or fall in love with anyone for several years?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Twelfth Night explores passionate and naïve love. These study materials will help you explore the various aspects of the play. You will be quizzed on specific characters and themes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The food of love
  • Orsino's reaction to Olivia's declaration
  • Homophones
  • Olivia's refusal to speak to Valentino
  • Where the duke goes to daydream about Olivia

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - use what you've learned from the summary to analyze Twelfth Night in more detail
  • Reading comprehension - demonstrate that you understand Twelfth Night by pulling out the most vital information from the lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge about the characters to answer questions about their features and personalities

Additional Learning

To learn more about this play, view the lesson Twelfth Night Act 1, Scene 1: Summary and Analysis. The lesson has the following aims:

  • Understand what occurs during Act 1, Scene 1 of the Twelfth Night
  • Define key vocabulary such as analogy and cloister
  • Analyze the similarities between the characters in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and the characters in Twelfth Night