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1

Spell my full name (the author of the play)

William Shakespeare

2

What is the title of the play (spell it correctly)

Twelfth Night

3

How do we indicate the title when writing a literature essay?

Underline it

4

What is Orsino's official title?

The Duke of Illyria

5

Give two adjectives that describe Orsino at the start of the play

self-absorbed, lovesick 

6

Orsino longs for the love of which character?

Countess Olivia

7

What does Orsino do about his love for Olivia?

He doesn’t think of doing anything about this love other than sending letters expressing his love and moping around his castle

8

Orsino's relationship with which character alters his personality?

Viola/Cesario

9

By the middle of the play Orsino is a more likeable character, though he is still _________

Arrogant

10

In the final act of the play when Orsino discovers which character’s real gender?

Viola's/Cesario's

11

What does Orsino do when he discovers Viola's real gender?

he instantly and easily switches his affections to Viola

12

How does the audience react when he switches his love for Olivia to Viola?

The audience questions Orsino’s loyalty

13

How does Orsino's changable attitude provide a comic ending to the play?

He marries Viola

14

Describe Orsino in Act I Sc I

He clearly a character who is more in love with the idea of love than with any individual person.

15

Complete the quote

 

“If music be the __________ of ___________, play on”

Food love

16

“If music be the food of love, play on”

What is the language feature?

Imperative

17

“If music be the food of love, play on”

 

What does this imperative show us about Orsino's personality?

He is bossy and demanding

18

How does Orsino view Olivia in Act I Sc I?

He idolises her

19

she “purged the air of pestilence”

What is the language feature?

Hyperbole

20

she “purged the air of pestilence”

What does this hyperbole suggest about Orsino's feelings for Olivia?

He thinks she is so incredible that she has magical/divine powers

21

How many years is Olivia going to spend mourning her brother's death?

7

22

How does Orsino feel when he finds out that she is going to spend 7 years mourning her brother’s death?

he interprets this as a sign of how intensely she will love him when he has won her heart

23

How do we know that Orsino is more in love with the idea of love than with Olivia herself?

Orsino is actually quite content to complain about his love rather making any real effort to win Olivia’s heart. 

24

In which scene does Orsino become a slightly more likeable character and why?

By Act II Scene IV, Orsino’s interactions with Viola/Cesario 

25

Orsino has developed an intense affection for his servant ‘______________’ 

Cesario

26

As a result of Orsino's intense affection for his servant Cesario, Orsino's opinions about __________ and __________ have been changed

Love and women

27

Orsino tells Viola that “no ____________’s sides / Can bide the ___________ of so _____________ a _______________”. 

Woman's Beating Strong Passion

28

Orsino tells Viola that “no woman’s sides / Can bide the beating of so strong a passion”. 

What does this reveal to the audience?

Orsino believes that his emotions are superior to any woman’s emotions and therefore more important. 

29

Orsino tells Viola that “no woman’s sides / Can bide the beating of so strong a passion”. 

What is the language feature?

Metaphor

30

Orsino tells Viola that “no woman’s sides / Can bide the beating of so strong a passion”. 

What is the sound device?

Sibilance