A Midsummer Night's Dream


Question: In "A Midsummer Night's Dream", who is Bottom?
Answer: An actor (we also accept weaver or donkey-head).

Question: Who are Pyramus and Thisbe?
Answer: The two lovers from Nick Bottom's play for the wedding.

Question: Who says the line, 'How happy some, o'er other some can be! Through Athens I am thought as fair as she...' (Act 1 Scene 1)
Answer: Helena.

Question: Who says the line, 'If we shadows have offended, think but this, and all is mended...' (Act 5 Scene 1)
Answer: Puck.

Question: Which of these is not a fairy in A Midsummer Night's Dream? Pease-bottom, Moth, Honey-bee, Cobweb, Puck.
Answer: Honey-bee.


Question: Who wrote "A Midsummer Night's Dream"?
Answer: William Shakespeare (also accept Shakespeare, Wil Shakespeare)

Question: Who says the opening line of the play?
Answer: Theseus - Duke of Athens.

Question: Name two locations where the play is set.
Answer: A wood (forest), the palace (castle) of Theseus, or a room in Quince's house.

Question: How many fairy (non-human) characters does the script list by name?
Answer: 8. Oberon, Titania, Puck, Pease-blossom, Cobweb, Mustard-seed, Moth, the Indian Changeling.

Question: In a script, the word 'exeunt' means what? 
Answer: Actor/s leave the stage.


Question: In the beginning of the play, who is in love with Helena?
Answer: No one. Helena is in love with Demetrius who is to marry Hermia (who loves Lysander).

Question: Why is Oberon angry with Titania?
Answer: She refuses to let him have her Indian changeling (boy) to be his henchman (knight).

Question: What is the flower that the love potion Oberon wants to use on Titania called?
Answer: Love-in-idleness.

Question: What is the playlet that Bottom is putting together for?
Answer: The wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta.

Question: Who does Hippolyta marry in the play?
Answer: Theseus - Duke of Athens.


Question: The audience watching the playlet in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" cry hysterically because the playlet is so utterly sad.
Answer: False.

Question: Puck's full name is Robin Goodfellow.
Answer: True.

Question: Puck drops the love potion into Demetrius and Oberon's eyes. 
Answer: False.

Question: Egeus wants Helena to marry Demetrius at the beginning of the play.
Answer: False. Egeus wants Hermia (his daughter) to marry Demetrius.

Question: Oberon and Titania solve their problems and live happily ever after.
Answer: True. 


Question: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" was said to be written approximately when?
Answer: 1590-1596

Question: Name the theatre that Shakespeare's plays were usually performed in.
Answer: The Globe Theatre.

Question: True or False: The story of Pyramus and Thisbe is originally from "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
Answer: False. It first appeared in Ovid's "Metamorphoses".

Question: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is said to have been written for what sort of event?
Answer: A wedding. But this is just speculation, there is no proof. 

Question: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is what kind of play?
Answer: A comedy.