Read the extract below and answer the following questions

… Man is but an ass if he go about to
expound this dream. Methought I was – there
is no man can tell
what. Methought I was, and methought I had –
but man is
But a patched fool, if he will offer
To say what methought I
had. The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of
man hath not
seen, man’s hand is not able to taste, his
tongue to conceive, nor
his heart to report, what my dream was
(Act IV, Scene One, Lines 201 – 207)


A. an appalling experience
B. a nightmare
C. an induced sleep
D. a rehearsal

Correct Answer:

Option A – an appalling experience


Bottom makes this speech after he wakes up from his adventure with Titania; his human head restored, he believes that his experience as an ass-headed monster beloved by the beautiful fairy queen was merely a bizarre dream

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