Twelfth Night: Themes, Quotes and Cross-Dressing Characters


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In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, on which character do Sir Toby and friends play a practical joke?

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1. In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, which character's role involves him or herself cross-dressing?

2. In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, why is Sebastian mistaken for Viola?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare's comedies, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the play. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the characters, events and themes of the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools focus on the following:

  • Sir Toby's practical joke
  • Sebastian's resemblance to Viola
  • Malvolio's wish for Sir Toby

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the play's use of cross-dressing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify how Viola and Sebastian end up on Illyria

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the lesson Twelfth Night: Themes, Quotes and Cross-Dressing Characters. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the story of Twelfth Night
  • Understand the themes of Twelfth Night
  • Know important lines and characters