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The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor


by William Shakespeare

The Merry Wives of Windsor: Quotes (What Was Said) Quiz

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Q. Who said "Well, I will take him; then torture my wife, pluck the borrowed veil of modesty from the so-seeming Mistress Page [...]"?

Master Page
Master Ford
Harry Potter
Q. Why does Pistol whip out his sword and scream "Why then, the world's mine oyster, / which I with sword will open" (2.2.4-5)?

He needs money for the trip back to London.
Bardolph stole Pistol's money.
Falstaff refuses to lend Pistol money.
Hello! Pistol is starving!
Q. What does Mistress Page mean when she declares that "wives may be merry, and yet honest, too"?

Wives can be fun-loving but that doesn't mean they're promiscuous.
Not all wives like to shoplift when they go into town.
Mistress Quickly will never get married because she's a liar.
Housewives always buy the best Christmas gifts.
Q. Why does Anne Page say "Alas, I had rather be set quick i' the earth / And bowl'd to death with turnips!" (3.4.80-85)?

She's tired of doing what her brother tells her.
She hates it when her parents make her do yard work.
She doesn't want to marry Caius or Slender.
She wants to go to the beach and let her friends bury her in the sand.
Q. Which of the following is an insult hurled at a character in the play?

Banbury breath
Polly Pox
Monsieur Mockwater
Green-eyed gidget