“Latent in every man is a venom of amazing bitterness, a black resentment; something that curses and loathes life, a feeling of being trapped, of having trusted and been fooled, of being the helpless prey of impotent rage, blind surrender, the victim of a savage," Paul Valéry warned. This truism goes to the heart of the character of Othello and informs the tragedy that is to befall him. Othello is a brave and powerful man. He misplaces trust and makes a fatal error. Be sure you understand the nuances of one of Shakespeare's most notorious characters by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Othello in Othello. 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!