Iago in Othello Quiz

“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak, " Sun Tzu advises in The Art of War. This might be Iago's personal motto. He has to keep his boss, Othello, happy while he simultaneously tries to destroy him. But he can't attack the general directly; he has to take him down by destroying those both closest to him and under him. Be sure you understand how and why Iago is betraying his boss by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Iago in Othello. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try!

  1. Why is Iago so angry with Othello?

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  2. Whom does Iago urge to kill Cassio?

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  3. True or False: Iago suspects that Othello has had an affair with his wife, Emilia

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  4. Of what does Iago convince Othello?

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  5. Othello repeatedly refers to Iago as ______________.

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  6. What scheme does Iago connive against Cassio?

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  7. Who kills Iago's wife, Emilia?

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  8. After Iago is apprehended, Othello looks to see if he has ____________, like the Devil.

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  9. What personal item of Desdemona's does Iago use to frame her?

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  10. What "evidence" does Iago provide Othello to "prove" Desdemona is deceptive?

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