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Quiz about Much Ado About Nothing Quotes
Quiz about Much Ado About Nothing Quotes

"Much Ado About Nothing" Quotes Quiz


A quiz on who said what in one of Shakespeare's best comedies. Although he stole the Hero and Claudio relationship from classic stories of the time, the Beatrice/Benedick romance was entirely his own.

A multiple-choice quiz by rgdsmile. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
rgdsmile
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
200,918
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
2041
Last 3 plays: asdfawhus (7/10), Guest 73 (4/10), Guest 162 (9/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. At the very begining of the play, who asks this of the messenger, "I pray you is Signor Montanto returned from the wars or no?"

Answer: (One Word)
Question 2 of 10
2. Who says, "What my dear Lady Disdain! Are you yet living?"

Answer: (One Word)
Question 3 of 10
3. About whom is this said, "Why, i' faith, methinks she's too low for a high praise, too brown for a fair praise and too little
for a great praise: only this commendation I can
afford her, that were she other than she is, she
were unhandsome; and being no other but as she is, I
do not like her."?
Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Don Pedro says this to whom, "I shall see thee, ere I die, look pale with love"?
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which less-than-friendly character says, "I cannot hide
what I am: I must be sad when I have cause and smile
at no man's jests, eat when I have stomach and wait
for no man's leisure, sleep when I am drowsy and
tend on no man's business, laugh when I am merry and
claw no man in his humour"?

Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Who says "So you walk softly and look sweetly and say nothing,
I am yours for the walk; and especially when I walk away"?
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Who says, "Indeed, my lord, he lent it me awhile; and I gave
him use for it, a double heart for his single one:
marry, once before he won it of me with false dice,
therefore your grace may well say I have lost it"?
Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Who says, "No, nor I neither; but most wonderful that she
should so dote on Signor Benedick, whom she hath in
all outward behaviors seemed ever to abhor"?
Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which rather unintelligent character says,
"Marry, sir, they have committed false report;
moreover, they have spoken untruths; secondarily,
they are slanders; sixth and lastly, they have
belied a lady; thirdly, they have verified unjust
things; and, to conclude, they are lying knaves."?
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Finish the quote:
" would not deny you; but, by this good day, I yield
upon great persuasion; and partly to save your life,
for I was told ..."
Hint



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Jun 04 2024 : Guest 109: 6/10
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. At the very begining of the play, who asks this of the messenger, "I pray you is Signor Montanto returned from the wars or no?"

Answer: Beatrice

"Signor Montanto" is actually Signor Benedick of Padua as explained by Beatrice's cousin Hero when the messenger says, "I know none of that name lady." Montanto is a fencing term for an upward thrust. Even now at these early stages of the play we can see that Benedick is not in Beatrice's good books.
2. Who says, "What my dear Lady Disdain! Are you yet living?"

Answer: Benedick

"Lady Disdain" is Beatrice. She, with her sharp mind and quick tongue, replies, "Is it possible that disdain should die while she hath such meet food to feed it as Signor Benedick? Courtesy itself must convert to disdain if you come in her presence." So begins a short argument full of quips and scorns at each other, only ending in Benedick's jade's trick.
3. About whom is this said, "Why, i' faith, methinks she's too low for a high praise, too brown for a fair praise and too little for a great praise: only this commendation I can afford her, that were she other than she is, she were unhandsome; and being no other but as she is, I do not like her."?

Answer: Hero

On returning from the wars, Claudio falls in love with Hero, Leonato's short daughter. He gets his friend Benedick and asks his opinion of her. Benedick is outraged that his friend has fallen in love and so says this.
4. Don Pedro says this to whom, "I shall see thee, ere I die, look pale with love"?

Answer: Benedick

Benedick has just announced, "I will live a bachelor" to Don Pedro and Claudio. He lives to regret these words and we hear him mention them later on. He goes on to say, "With anger, with sickness, or with hunger, my lord, not with love."
5. Which less-than-friendly character says, "I cannot hide what I am: I must be sad when I have cause and smile at no man's jests, eat when I have stomach and wait for no man's leisure, sleep when I am drowsy and tend on no man's business, laugh when I am merry and claw no man in his humour"?

Answer: Don John

Don John is the illegitimate half brother of Don Pedro. He is talking with one of his intimate associates, Conrad. Conrad is asking why he makes such an obvious show of being evil.
6. Who says "So you walk softly and look sweetly and say nothing, I am yours for the walk; and especially when I walk away"?

Answer: Hero

The revelers, or Don Pedro's friends, have come in masked and one has just asked Hero, "Lady, will you walk about with your friend?" It is Don Pedro who has promised Claudio to woo Hero on his account. Don John, always on the look out for opportunities to creat mayhem, hearing of this, tells Claudio that the prince woos for himself.

However this is soon put to rights by the prince, Leonato, Beatrice and most importantly, Hero.
7. Who says, "Indeed, my lord, he lent it me awhile; and I gave him use for it, a double heart for his single one: marry, once before he won it of me with false dice, therefore your grace may well say I have lost it"?

Answer: Beatrice

Beatrice insulted Benedick, not knowing he was himself as he was masked. Benedick told of it to Don Pedro who then tells Beatrice that she has lost the heart of Signior Benedick. Her response shows that they were once in love before.
8. Who says, "No, nor I neither; but most wonderful that she should so dote on Signor Benedick, whom she hath in all outward behaviors seemed ever to abhor"?

Answer: Leonato

Don Pedro has decided to take upon him "one of Hercules's labours, that is to bring Signor Benedick and the Lady Beatrice into a mountain of affection, th' one with th' other." This is to pass the time until the wedding of Claudio and Hero. Claudio, Hero, Leonato, Antonio, Margaret and Ursula have all agreed to help.
9. Which rather unintelligent character says, "Marry, sir, they have committed false report; moreover, they have spoken untruths; secondarily, they are slanders; sixth and lastly, they have belied a lady; thirdly, they have verified unjust things; and, to conclude, they are lying knaves."?

Answer: Dogberry

The prince has asked what Borachio and Conrad are accused of, which is slandering Hero. Unable to understand Dogberry, Don Pedro replies,
"First, I ask thee what they have done; thirdly, I
ask thee what's their offence; sixth and lastly, why
they are committed; and, to conclude, what you lay
to their charge."
Throughout the play, Dogberry is constantly misusing words. Earlier he tells Leonato that if he were as tedious as a king he would bestow all his tediousness on Leonato. In this case he is mistaking tedious for rich.
10. Finish the quote: " would not deny you; but, by this good day, I yield upon great persuasion; and partly to save your life, for I was told ..."

Answer: You were in a consumption.

At the second wedding Beatrice and Benedick deny loving each other. The whole plan to make them fall in love with each other comes out.
Source: Author rgdsmile

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