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by William Shakespeare

Coriolanus: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Coriolanus? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Coriolanus is subservient to which member of his family?

His dad
His wife
His mom
Trick question. Coriolanus is an orphan.
Q. Aside from the fact that they are starving, why are the plebeians rioting at the beginning of the play?

They are struggling with the patricians for power.
They want access to affordable healthcare.
Coriolanus killed one of their tribunes.
They want to go to war with the Volscians.
Q. Who is allowed to run for political office?

Nobody. Rome is ruled by kings.
Q. Coriolanus is always being accused of what?

Being way too nice to the plebeians.
Being a wimp on the battlefield.
Having too much pride.
Being a lousy cook.
Q. What are the two main social classes in the play?

Kings and servants
Kings and warriors
Patricians and plebeians
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