If the definition of stupid is knowing the truth, seeing the truth, but still believing the lies, Othello isn't very bright, even if he is a high-ranking military officer. His trust is misplaced. He believes those he shouldn't and distrusts those who have never given him reason to suspect their loyalty. Othello may think he is the puppet master, but he is not the one pulling the strings. Be sure you understand who is lying and who is being honest by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Othello Act 4, Scene 2. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!