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Puck (mythology): Quiz


Question 1: Goethe also used Puck in the first half of Faust, in a scene entitled "A Walpurgis Night Dream", where he played off of the spirit Ariel from ________.
HamletWilliam ShakespeareThe TempestBBC Television Shakespeare

Question 2: Puck, the ________ of Fairy-court, is the same.
United KingdomJesterItalyEngland

Question 3: The name Robin is ________ in origin, deriving from Old French Robin, the pet form for the name Robert (which had cognates in the Old English Hrodberht and Old German Rodbert or Hrodebert, all derived from the Proto-Germanic hrĂ´dberxtas.
Old NorseMiddle EnglishGreat Vowel ShiftGothic language

Question 4: Whilst being an aspect of Robin Goodfellow and the ________, he is sometimes also considered hob and Will-o'-the-wisp.
ItalyGreen ManChristianityEngland

Question 5: Puck is a mythological ________ or mischievous nature sprite.
ElfFairy paintingFairyDwarf

Question 6: The audience is introduced to Puck in Act II Scene I when Puck encounters one of ________'s fairies.
OberonTitaniaA Midsummer Night's DreamNick Bottom

Question 7: According to the ________, the etymology of the name Puck is "unsettled", and it is not clear whether its origin is Germanic (cf.
American and British English spelling differencesOxford English DictionaryJames Murray (lexicographer)United Kingdom

Question 8: Robin Goodfellow is the main speaker in Jonson's 1612 ________ Love Restored.
A Midsummer Night's DreamMasqueWilliam ShakespeareBen Jonson

Question 9: The ________ word occurs mainly in placenames.
Great Vowel ShiftMiddle High GermanMiddle EnglishOld English


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