Othello Act 2 Scene 1 Quiz

Although he is called "Honest Iago" often, and ironically, by Othello, Act 2, Scene 1 of the play proves the moniker is a false one; "Cunning" might do it, but "Evil" seems more fitting. Iago has his hooks into everyone in this scene, baiting them all into stirring up trouble while keeping his own hands clean. Roderigo and Cassio are his victims here, by they are just pawns as Iago moves towards destroying his real enemy, Othello. Be sure you understand how Iago is constructing his schemes by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Act 2, Scene 1 of Othello. 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. True or False: Othello is satisfied that the war is over

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  2. Who does Iago claim Desdemona will be interested in once her love for Othello wanes?

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  3. Why is Cassio concerned about Othello's safety?

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  4. What does Iago encourage Roderigo to do to Cassio?

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  5. What does Iago say will happen for Roderigo if Cassio is no longer a factor?

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