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Merchant of Venice Act 1 Scene 1 Summary
Question. What is the news about Jessica?
(a) she is trying to get away from Lorenzo
(b) she is running around with Christians
(c) she is spending Shylock’s money wildly
(d) no one has seen her
Question. As Act III opens, who are discussing the fate of Antonio’s ships?
(a) Salerio & Solanio
(b) Bassanio & Antonio
(c) Shylock & Antonio
(d) Gratiano & Bassanio
Question. Why does Shylock want to “execute” the bond?
(a) to feed his revenge
(b) to get his money back
(c) to get his daughter back
(d) he does not say
Question. Who is Leah?
(a) Shylock’s wife
(b) Lorenzo’s mother
(c) Jessica’s hand maiden
(d) Old Gobbo’s wife
Question. Who brings Shylock news from Genoa about Jessica?
Question. Where is she really going?
(a) to Venice to see Bassanio
(b) to see her cousin in Padua
(c) to a monastery
(d) to Nerissa’s house
Question. What does Shylock say a man’s flesh is good for?
(a) selling on the rialto
(b) making a stew
(c) feeding dogs
(d) baiting fish
Question. Which ancient hero does Portia compare Bassanio to?
Question. What does Portia give Bassanio that he must swear never to part with?
(a) the lead casket
(b) a lock of her golden hair
(c) a ring
(d) her love
Question. Who arrives at Belmont late to the party, but with news?
(a) Lorenzo and Jessica
Question. Of what does Shylock accuse Salerio in scene 1?
(a) providing Antonio a place to hideout
(b) trying to undo the bond
(c) knowing Jessica was leaving
(d) knowing where Jessica is hiding
Question. As scene ii opens, what does Portia ask of Bassanio?
(a) don’t hazard a guess at the caskets
(b) not to select either the gold or silver casket
(c) to wait a few days before he chooses a casket
(d) just to leave Belmont
Question. How does Antonio respond to Shylock in this scene?
(a) He angrily berates Shylock.
(b) He asks for more time to pay off the loan..
(c) He spits on Shylock.
(d) He accepts that the law is the law.
Question. At the beginning of Act III scene v, who tells Jessica that he thinks that, even though she marries a Christian, she is still damned?
Question. How much money does Portia tell Bassanio to pay to “deface the bond”?
(a) 6,000 ducats
(b) 12,000 ducats
(c) 36,000 ducats
(d) 72,000 ducats
Question. In Act III scene iii, how does Shylock respond to Antonio?
(a) He acts with compassion.
(b) He gives Antonio an opportunity to state his case.
(c) He refuses to let Antonio speak.
(d) He spits on the Christian.
Question. Who/what is Bassanio referring to in the following lines?
“thou pale and common drudge/’tween man and man”
(b) the gold casket
(c) the lead casket
Question. Where does Portia tell everyone that she is going?
(a) to Padua
(b) to a monastery
(c) to her room
(d) to Venice
Question. What surprise news does Gratiano give Bassanio?
(a) that Antonio is dead
(b) that Antonio’s ships have all been destroyed
(c) that he has fallen in love with Nerissa
(d) that Shylock is on the hunt for Antonio
Question. What is Portia’s response to Nerissa when she asks of Bassanio and Gratiano “shall they see us?”
(a) no, we will stay hidden
(b) yes, but we’ll be dressed like men
(c) yes, and we will provide them inspiration
(d) no, but they will hear our voices
Question. In Act III, scene iv, to whom does Portia leave in charge of her house while she is gone?
Question. What changes about Lorenzo and Jessica’s language once Launcelot exits the stage?
(a) the speak in blank verse
(b) they speak in the form of questions
(c) they raise their voices toward each other
(d) they speak in prose