Ben Jonson's Volpone: Summary, Analysis & Characters

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What is the name of Bonario's father?

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1. What is Scoto of Mantua's profession?

2. What does the name Volpone mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Volpone' is a play by Ben Jonson about a wealthy con-man living in Venice, Italy. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand the themes of the play better and test you on the various characters and plot points of it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Who Bonario's father is
  • What Scoto of Mantua's profession is
  • What the name Volpone means
  • Who the Avocatori are
  • What Voltore's profession is

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on 'Volpone' by Ben Jonson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the theme of greed in the play, and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific characters in the play such as Voltore and Bonario

Additional Learning

To learn more about this play centered in Italy, review the corresponding lesson on 'Volpone' by Ben Johnson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describes the plot of 'Volpone'
  • Identifies specific lines and their meanings
  • Examines the theme of greed in the play
  • Describes the various characters in 'Volpone' and what their names represent
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