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William Shakespeare Trivia Quiz

William Shakespeare is widely considered the world's greatest ever poet and playwright. Therefore, knowledge of the man's works is absolutely essential. Now, we all know a few things, but you have to be a real Shakespearean expert to pass our test. Good luck!
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Where does the above quotation come from?
Twelfth Night
Hamlet
Cleopatra
 
 
Which 1606 drama is superstitiously referred to as ‘the Scottish play’?
Macbeth
King Lear
Richard II
 
 
Which of these plays was not written by Shakespeare?
Henry IV
Henry V
Henry VII
Henry VIII
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What did Iago persuade Othello to believe?
That his wife was unfaithful
That a conspiracy was underway
That he would be relieved of his office
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Complete the following Hamlet quotation: "There is nothing either ____ or ____ but thinking makes it so."
Dark or light
Black or white
Good or bad
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Which of these plays feature a ghost or ghosts?
Hamlet
Antony and Cleopatra
Othello
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Where does the above quotation come from?
Henry IV, Part II
King John
Richard III
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When London theaters were closed during 1593-1594 due to plague, Shakespeare wrote two long narrative poems. One was Venus and Adonis. What was the other?
The Rape of Lucrece
The Rape of the Lock
Don Quixote
Jupiter and Ganymede
 
 
Complete the following Tempest quotation: "Misery acquaints a man with strange _____."
Dreams
Nightmares
Bedfellows
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Where does the above quotation come from?
As You Like It
Hamlet
King Lear
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One of literary history’s greatest moments was when the newly crowned King Henry V said to his old friend: “I know thee not, old man.” Whom was he speaking to?
Falstaff
Henry IV (his dead father)
John of Gaunt
Harry Hotspur
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Which great Shakespearean character bellowed the above line?
Macbeth
Othello
King Lear
Cleopatra
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Who did Lady Macbeth persuade her husband to murder?
Duncan
Macduff
Malcolm
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Where does the above quotation come from?
As You Like It
Romeo and Juliet
Troilus and Cressida
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What did the soothsayer say to Julius Caesar?
Beware the Ides of March
Do not place trust in Brutus
Beware of Greeks bearing gifts
Oops! You Achieved Low Scores
Though you might know one or two things, your overall knowledge of Shakespeare is not what it could be. There is only one remedy: revisit the bard's most stunning works. You won't regret it, for he covers many topics, from love to war, and all in amazing language!
 
Your Score is Quite Good!
You have a very respectable knowledge of the great bard's work. You have obviously spent a good deal of time reading and watching his plays. A bit more devotion and you could become an expert! Shakespeare would be proud to have still influenced you so many years after his death.
 
Are You an English Scholar??
We bow down to your superior knowledge. We can't think of anything you don't know about the great Shakespeare. You obviously spend a lot of time reading those wonderful plays. What a fantastic way to spend your free time! Shakespeare would be so happy to know people like you still know him so well hundreds of years after his death. Good for you!
 
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