AP Lit Trimester Two Final Exam Study Guide

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What does Roderigo want more than anything else?
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Desdemona’s love
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What two reasons does Iago give for being upset with Othello at the beginning of the play?
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Othello gave a promotion to someone that being Cassio and cuckolded Iago-(it’s rumored that Othello slept with Iago’s wife)
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Who is Othello’s first lieutenant as the play begins.
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Cassio
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How does Othello describe Iago?
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An honest man
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What is Iago’s jealous, or envious, of?
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Cassio being promoted over him
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For what reason does Desdemona defy her father at the beginning of the play?
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She marries Othello without his permission and Her love for Othello is stronger than her love for her father
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Othello goes to the Duke because he has been summoned. Why does Brabantio go to the Duke?
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For help to find his daughter and punish Othello because they married without his permission/ accuse him of witchcraft
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How did Desdemona fall in love with Othello?
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The stories he told intrigued her and she wished she was that adventurous
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To who (or what) is Iago referring when he says, \”Thus do I make my fool my purse?\”
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He gets Roderigo to give him all his money to \”win Desdemona\”
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Who does Iago use to taunt Cassio while drunk?
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Roderigo
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What does Cassio fear after his fight with Roderigo?
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His ruined reputation
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What is the result of Cassio’s drunkenness?
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He got in a fight with Montano and Roderigo and he got demoted from lieutenant
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Why does Roderigo do what Iago tells him to do?
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Iago will help Roderigo win Desdemona from Othello
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When Cassio is fired from his position in Othello’s army, what does Iago tell him to do?
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go to Desdemona and she will help him get his job back
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When Cassio brings musicians to play for Othello in 3.1, what does Othello think of them?
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Wants them to go away he is not in the mood
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In what two places does this play take place?
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Venice and Cyprus
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What does it mean for a man to be made a \”cuckold?\”
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A husband of an adulteress
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How does Iago plant the seed of jealousy in Othello’s mind?
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Starts by saying how much he notices Cassio hanging around desdemona.
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Who says, \”Jealousy is the green-eyed monster,\” and what does that mean?
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Iago and it is referring to jealousy as a green eyed monster
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What is so special about the handkerchief Desdemona drops?
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Othello gave it to her when he was courting her; it was his first gift to her. It was a family heirloom said to have magic powers from a witch that made it. It holds their love and if Desdemona loses it their love will also be lost.
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What happens to Desdemona’s handkerchief after she drops it?
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Emilia takes it and gives it to her husband, Iago
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Othello promotes Iago to what rank?
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lieutenant
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How does Othello plan to kill Desdemona?
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With his own hands
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How does Desdemona react when Othello begins behaving strangely?
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She is confused
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What does Desdemona do when Othello asks her for the handkerchief?
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Avoids the question asking why he wants to see it; says it is in her room
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What does Desdemona request Emilia to do just before her death?
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Not to blame Othello
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What finally convinces Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair?
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Desdemona not being able to show Othello the handkerchief and He sees Cassio with the handkerchief and he hides and hears Cassio talking about Bianca and he thinks he is talking about Desdemona
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How does Iago obtain the handkerchief?
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Emilia finds it and gives it to Iago
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What is the importance of the handkerchief in the play?
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It has sentimental value to Othello, plays a role in Iago’s evil plot, and it symbolizes Othello’s and Desdemona’s love
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When Cassio has the handkerchief, to whom does HE give it?
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Bianca so that she can copy the pattern
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When Othello accuses her of being a *****, Desdemona turns to who for help?
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Iago
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What task did Othello give to Iago that Iago then gives to Roderigo?
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To kill Cassio
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In Desdemona and Emilia’s conversation, what does Emilia say causes women to cheat on their husbands?
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Faults of men
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What is the result of the second fight between Roderigo and Cassio?
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Roderigo is killed by Cassio and Iago cuts Cassio on the leg
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Iago tries to blame the fight on who?
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Roderigo/Bianca
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How does Desdemona die?
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Othello strangles/suffocate her
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Who first puts the pieces together and points the finger at Iago?
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Emilia
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What happens to Emilia because of her accusations?
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Iago kills her
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What happens to Othello?
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he commits suicide
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Who replaces Othello as a general at the end of the play?
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Cassio
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What happens to Iago?
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wounded by Othello and taken away to be sentenced
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Who is dead at the end of the play?
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Brabantio, Roderigo, Othello, Desdemona, and Emilia
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What is the main cause of the tragedy in the play Othello?
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Othello’s jealousy and Iago’s need for revenge

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