The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

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The Merchant of Venice Overview Quiz

What are the consequences of demanding "a pound of flesh"? What happens in the complicated casket scene? Discover the answers to these questions and more with eNotes' The Merchant of Venice Overview Quiz!

  • Question 1

    Why does Bassanio want to borrow even more money from Antonio?

  • Question 2

    What difference between them does the Prince of Morocco ask Portia to disregard?

  • Question 3

    For what does Jessica trade Shylock's ring?

  • Question 4

    Shylock initially says his demand for a “pound of flesh” was meant as:

  • Question 5

    Why can't Antonio directly give Bassanio the money he asks for?

  • Question 6

    When he chooses the wrong casket, this character also loses the chance to marry Jessica:

  • Question 7

    Lorenzo’s plan for Jessica’s escape is that she will disguise herself as:

  • Question 8

    How does Antonio get the money he needs?

  • Question 9

    The lawyer called “Balthasar” is actually who in disguise?

  • Question 10

    When he hears his sentence, Shylock says:

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