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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) True or False

1. Who said "Well, I will take him; then torture my wife, pluck the borrowed veil of modesty from the so-seeming Mistress Page [...]"? -> Master Ford
2. 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)? -> Falstaff refuses to lend Pistol money.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Which of the following is an insult hurled at a character in the play? -> Monsieur Mockwater