From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

  

by William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice: That’s Why You Should Always Sign a Contract True or False

1. Why does Shylock hate Antonio? -> Because Antonio is an anti-Semite
2. Where does Bassanio get the money to pay off Antonio’s debt? -> He gets it from Portia
3. Why does no one recognize Portia at Antonio’s trial? -> No one there knows what she looks like
4. What does Portia accuse Shylock of doing? -> Kidnapping her
5. What does Antonio promise as a guarantee that Bassanio will be faithful to Portia? -> His soul

Submit
Advertisement