A Midsummer Night's Dream

Act Two scene one

Quiz Questions
  1. As day turns to night, what changes do you imagine happening on stage? (What do you see and hear?)
  2. Describe three examples of the type of household accidents that the cruel jokester Robin Goodfellow causes.
  3. Why have Oberon and Titania,the King and Queen of the Fairies, come to this woods outside Athens?
  4. What has caused the big fight between Oberon and Titania?
  5. What other indiscretions have brought the couple into open conflict?
  6. What unspoken, real life discord between Theseus and Hippolyta is being played out in this dream?
  7. Give three examples of what has happened to the weather and the crops ever since Oberon and Titania began fighting.
  8. Why does Titania refuse to return what she took from Oberon?
  9. After Titania leaves, what revenge does Oberon plan to take on her?
  10. What tribute to Queen Elizabeth does Shakespeare include in Oberon's description of the magic flower?  
  11. What makes the argument/wrestling match between Demetrius and Helena so pathetic and disturbing?