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The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor


by William Shakespeare

The Merry Wives of Windsor: Symbols Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Merry Wives of Windsor? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What's a Buck-basket?

A money basket that gets passed around at Church.
A laundry basket.
A pot-pie made out of deer meat.
A wallet on a chain.
Q. What symbolizes cuckoldry (when wives cheat on their husbands)?

A clock.
Falstaff's "old woman of Brentford" disguise.
A scarlet letter.
Q. Why does Falstaff dress up as "Herne the hunter"

So he can poach deer from Master Shallow's property.
He thinks it will lead to an affair with Mistress Ford.
He's trying to hide in the woods so Master Page won't find him.
He wants to go hunting with Katniss Everdeen.
Q. What is the Order of the Garter?

A club for the most loyal knights in England.
A list of chores for the Page's servants.
A secret society for housewives.
That thing a groom takes off his bride's leg at a wedding.
Q. Which of the following types of food is Falstaff compared too?

Venison pot-pie.
A watery pumpkin.
A hotdog on a stick.