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Much Ado About Nothing Trivia Questions And Answers

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Much Ado About Nothing Trivia Questions And Answers

What is “Much Ado About Nothing”?
A: Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare thought to have been written in 1598 and 1599, as Shakespeare was approaching the middle of his career.

The play was included in the First Folio, published when?
A: In 1623.

Who is Benedick?
A: A lord and soldier from Padua; companion of Don Pedro

Who is Beatrice?
A: Niece of Leonato

Don Pedro is who?
A: Prince of Aragon

Don John, "the Bastard Prince", is brother of whom?
A: Brother of Don Pedro

Claudio, of Florence is a count, companion of Don Pedro and friend to whom?
A: Benedick.

 
Leonato, is the governor of Messina and whose father?
A: Hero's father.

Antonio is brother of whom?
A: Leonato.

Hero is the daughter of whom?
A: Leonato.

In Messina, a messenger brings news that Don Pedro, a prince from Aragon, will return that night from a what?
A: A successful battle, Claudio being among his soldiers.

Beatrice, niece of Leonato, a governor of Messina, asks the messenger about whom?
A: Benedick, Don Pedro's companion, and makes sarcastic remarks about his ineptitude as a soldier.

Leonato explains what?
A: "There is a kind of merry war betwixt Signor Benedick and her."

Upon the arrival of the soldiers, Leonato welcomes Don Pedro and invites him to do what?
A: To stay for a month, Benedick and Beatrice resume their "merry war” and Pedro's illegitimate brother Don John is introduced.

 
Claudio's feelings for Hero, Leonato's only daughter, are rekindled upon seeing her, and Claudio soon announces what to Benedick?
A: Hhis intention to court her.

Benedick, who openly despises marriage, tries to dissuade his friend but Don Pedro does what?
A: He encourages the marriage.

Benedick swears that he will never what?
A: Get married.

Don Pedro laughs at him and tells him what?
A: That when he has found the right person he shall get married.

A masquerade ball is planned in celebration of the end of the war, giving a disguised Don Pedro the opportunity to do what?
A: To woo Hero on Claudio's behalf.

Don John uses this situation to get revenge on his brother Don Pedro by telling young Claudio what?
A: That Don Pedro is wooing Hero for himself.

A furious Claudio confronts Don Pedro, but the misunderstanding is what?
A: Quickly resolved and Claudio wins Hero's hand in marriage.

 
Meanwhile, Benedick disguises himself and dances with whom?
A: Beatrice.

Beatrice proceeds to tell this "mystery man" what?
A: That Benedick is "the prince's jester, a very dull fool.

" Benedick, enraged by her words, swears what?
A: That he will have revenge.

Don Pedro and his men, bored at the prospect of waiting a week for the wedding, harbor a plan to do what?
A: To match-make between Benedick and Beatrice.

They arrange for Benedick to overhear a conversation in which they declare what?
A: That Beatrice is madly in love with him but afraid to tell him; that their pride is the main impediment to their courtship.

Meanwhile, Hero and her maid Ursula ensure Beatrice overhears them discuss what?
A: Benedick's undying love for her.

The tricks have the desired effect: both Benedick and Beatrice are delighted to think they are the object of unrequited love, and both accordingly resolve to what?
A: Mend their faults and reconcile.

 
Meanwhile, Don Pedro's brother Don John, the "bastard prince", plots to do what?
A: To stop the wedding, embarrass his brother and wreak misery on Leonato and Claudio.

He informs Don Pedro and Claudio that Hero is unfaithful, and arranges for them to see John's associate Borachio do what?
A: Enter her bedchamber where he has an amorous liaison (actually with Margaret, Hero's chambermaid).

Claudio and Don Pedro are taken in, and Claudio vows to do what?
A: Humiliate Hero publicly.

At the wedding the next day, Claudio denounces Hero before the stunned guests and storms off with whom?
A: Don Pedro.

Hero does what?
A: Faints.

Her humiliated father Leonato expresses what wish?
A: That she would die.

The presiding friar intervenes, believing Hero to be what?
A: Innocent.

 
He suggests the family must fake Hero's death in order to extract what?
A: The truth and Claudio's remorse.

Prompted by the day's harrowing events, Benedick and Beatrice do what?
A: They confess their love for each other.

Beatrice then asks Benedick to do what?
A: To slay Claudio as proof of his devotion, since he has slandered her kinswoman.

Benedick is horrified and at first does what?
A: Denies her request.

Leonato and his brother Antonio blame Claudio for Hero's apparent death and challenge him to what?
A: A duel.

What does Benedick then do?
A: The same.

Benedick is following the commands of Beatrice and is one of the few who believe whom?
A: Hero.

 
Luckily, on the night of Don John's treachery, the local Watch apprehended whom?
A: Borachio and his ally Conrade.

Despite the comic ineptness of the Watch (headed by constable Dogberry, a master of malapropisms), they have overheard what?
A: The duo discussing their evil plans.

The Watch arrest the villains and eventually obtain a what?
A: A confession, informing Leonato of Hero's innocence.

Claudio, stricken with remorse at Hero's supposed death, agrees to her father's demand that he do what?
A: Marry Antonio's daughter, "almost the copy of my child that's dead" and carry on the family name.

At the wedding, the bride is revealed to be whom?
A: Hero, still living.

Claudio is what?
A: Overjoyed.

Beatrice and Benedick, prompted by their friends' interference, finally and publicly do what?
A: Confess their love for each other.

 
As the play draws to a close, a messenger arrives with what news?
A: News of Don John's capture – but Benedick proposes to postpone his punishment to another day so that the couples can enjoy their new-found happiness.

Why is Don Pedro lonely?
A: Because he hasn't found love.

Thus Benedick gives him what advice?
A: "Get thee a wife."