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A Midsummernight's Dream Essay Exam

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A Midsummer Night's Dream


1. At the beginning of the play, Egeus comes to Theseus with a problem. What is he upset about?

2. What law does he ask Theseus to uphold?

3. What two choices does Theseus give Hermia if she refuses to do as her father tells her?

4. What do Lysander and Hermia decide to do? (what, where, when)

5. Who is the only person they tell and why do they tell that person?

6. What eventually results from sharing their plans with this person?

7. Describe Bottom's personality and behavior while he and his friends are first organizing the play and assigning parts.

8. Whose eyes does Oberon tell Puck to put the love nectar on and why?

9. Whose eyes does Puck actually put the nectar on, and what is the result?

10. In the process of correcting his mistake, Puck places the nectar on the right person's eyes, but now two men are in love with the same woman. Name the two men and the woman they now love.

11. Whose eyes does Oberon put the nectar on, and what is the result?

12. What "change" does Bottom go through, and how is this change symbolic of his character? Who did this to Bottom?

13. Why does Puck put all four of the lovers to sleep with the fog? What does he do once they are asleep?

14. When Theseus, Hippolyta and Egeus find the four lovers asleep in



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