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Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

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Act III, Scene 2 Questions and Answers

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Study Questions
1. When does this scene take place?

2. What is Benedick's observation about grief?

3. Has anyone seen Benedick at the barber's?

4. What does Claudio say about Benedick's jesting spirit?

5. What malady does Benedick claim to have?

6. Who shall be buried with her face upwards?

7. Who invites Leonato to walk aside with him?

8. Why does Don John include Claudio in his conversation?

9. What does Don John tell Don Pedro and Claudio?

10. What invitation does Don John extend to Don Pedro and Claudio?

1. This scene takes place the night before the wedding.

2. Benedick observes that everyone can master a grief but he that has it.

3. No. But the barber's man has been seen with Benedick.

4. Claudio says that Benedick's jesting spirit is now crept into a lute string and now governed by stops.

5. Benedick claims to suffer from a toothache.

6. Beatrice will be buried with her face upwards.

7. Benedick invites Leonato to walk aside with him.

8. Don John includes Claudio in his conversation because the matter he speaks of concerns him.

9. Don John tells Don Pedro and Claudio that Hero is disloyal.

10. Don John invites Don Pedro and Claudio to witness Hero's disloyalty with their own eyes and ears.

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