Much Ado About Nothing Act II, Scene 3 Questions and Answers

William Shakespeare

Act II, Scene 3 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. What is orthography? Who has turned orthography?

2. What graces does Benedick seek in a woman?

3. To what does Benedick liken Balthasar's singing?

4. When does Shakespeare reference the title of the play?

5. Why does Benedick dismiss the thought that he is being gulled?

6. From whom do the plotters claim to have received their information?

7. Who fears that Beatrice will die and why?

8. How in love with Beatrice does Benedick declare he will be?

9. Did Beatrice call Benedick into dinner on her own initiative?

10. At the end of the scene, what does Benedick spy in Beatrice?

Answers
1. Webster defines orthography as the art of writing words with the proper letters according to standard usage. Claudio has turned orthography.

2. Benedick expects a woman to be rich, wise, virtuous, mild, noble, of good discourse, and an excellent musician.

3. Benedick likens Balthasar's singing to a dog howling.

4. Shakespeare references the title of the play before gulling Benedick.

5. Benedick dismisses the thought that he is being gulled because he does not believe that an elder such as Leonato would be in on such a plot.

6. The plotters claim to have received their information from Hero.

7. Hero fears that Beatrice will die because of her unrequited love for Benedick.

8. Benedick declares that he will be horribly in love with Beatrice.

9. No, she did not. Against her will, Beatrice was sent to call Benedick into dinner.

10. Benedick spies some marks of love in Beatrice at the end of this scene.