Othello

High SchoolEnglish  /  Othello

“The story of the doomed marriage of a Venetian senator’s daughter, Desdemona, to a Moorish general, Othello, is especially relevant to modern audiences. The differences in race and background create an initial tension that allows the horrifyingly envious villain Iago methodically to promote the “green-eyed monster” jealousy, until, in one of the most deeply moving scenes in theatrical history, the noble Moor destroys the woman he loves–only to discover too late that she was innocent.”

Book description from Random House

You can access 202 questions about Othello in Castle Learning.

 

Teachers will find a combination of question types available to assess comprehension of Othello, including: multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and constructed/extended response.

 

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Breakdown of topical questions:

  • Act I
  • Act II
  • Act III
  • Act IV
  • Act V and End of Drama

Common Core Standards addressed by questions about Othello:

  • L. 11-12.4
  • L. 11-12.5
  • L. 9-10.4
  • L. 9-10.5
  • RL. 11-12.1
  • RL. 11-12.2
  • RL. 11-12.3 
  • RL. 11-12.4
  • RL. 11-12.5
  • RL. 11-12.6
  • RL. 9-10.1
  • RL. 9-10.2
  • RL. 9-10.3
  • RL. 9-10.4 
  • RL. 9-10.5
  • RL. 9-10.6
  • W. 11-12.2
  • W. 11-12.4
  • W. 9-10.2
  • W. 9-10.4
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