Othello Act 1 Scene 2 Quiz

"Our distrust is very expensive, " Ralph Waldo Emerson warned. And so it will be for Othello as he trusts the wrong person and doubts the innocent. In Act 1, Scene 2, Iago is carefully baiting his trap, luring Othello to a false sense of trust and sowing the seeds of doubt in the general. Iago, however, does not limit his manipulation to Othello. For his plan to really work, he must cause discord and mistrust among others close to him. Test your knowledge of Iago's twisted schemes with eNotes' quiz to Othello Act 1, Scene 2. 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!

  1. What does Iago say he has done for Othello in regard to Brabantio?

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  2. True or False: Brabantio wants to attack Othello

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  3. For what purpose has the Duke of Venice summoned Othello?

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  4. How does Othello describe his love for Desdemona to Iago?

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  5. What does Othello say will speak for him?

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