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Romeo And Juliet Background

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Romeo And Juliet Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz over shakespeare and the opening scenes of Romeo and Juliet. This quiz will hopefully help me to ace Mrs. Folsom's Background quiz :)

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On what day was Shakespeare born?
    • A. 

      April 24, 1563

    • B. 

      April 23, 1564

    • C. 

      May 23, 1564

    • D. 

      April 23, 1563

  • 2. 
    William Shakespeare was the_________ of _______ children in his family.
  • 3. 
    Who was the last direct descendant of William Shakespeare?
  • 4. 
    Most of what we know about Shakespear's personal life comes from ________ and ________ documents consisting of baptismal registration, a marriage license, and records of real-estate transactions.
  • 5. 
    After the birth of his twins, Shakespeare moved to_________?
  • 6. 
    The famous playwright died on __________, _______, at the age of_______.
  • 7. 
    At what age was William Shakespeare married?
    • A. 

      21

    • B. 

      22

    • C. 

      18

    • D. 

      20

  • 8. 
    Shakespeare's plays can be catagorized into what three types?
    • A. 

      Histories, Tradgedies, Mysteries

    • B. 

      Tradgedies, Mysteries, Comedies

    • C. 

      Comedies, Histories, Tradgedies

    • D. 

      Mysteries, Comedies, Histories

  • 9. 
    Shakespear was born in _________, a market town about one hundred miles northwest of London.
  • 10. 
    _________ was shakespeares wife.
  • 11. 
    What were the names of Shakspeare's three children?
    • A. 

      Susanna, Hamlet, Judith

    • B. 

      Susan, Hamnet, Judy

    • C. 

      Susanna, Judith, Hamlet

    • D. 

      Susanna, Hamnet, Judith

  • 12. 
    By 1594, William Shakespeare was a charter member of the theatrical company called___________. This company later became known as the King's Men
  • 13. 
    His fathers name was____________
  • 14. 
    At various times, Williams father served as________________.
  • 15. 
    William attended grammar school where he studied___________.
  • 16. 
    By the year of ____ Shakespeare had become a playwright and an actor.
  • 17. 
    By the time he had returned to Stratford, how many plays had he written?
    • A. 

      37

    • B. 

      36

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      7

    • E. 

      38

  • 18. 
    List three of his five masterpieces
  • 19. 
    What was the name of the volume in which his plays were collected?
  • 20. 
    In _________ his plays were collected into one volume and then published.
  • 21. 
    Where is Shakespeare burried?
  • 22. 
    What was the name of the man who bulit the first theater in England?
  • 23. 
    Trap doors were used for the entrace of __________ or descents to_______
  • 24. 
    The satge clothing for women was often very_________ and concealing.
  • 25. 
    Above the inner stage was a ____________.
  • 26. 
    When were the lost years?
    • A. 

      1585-1594

    • B. 

      1587-1592

    • C. 

      1585-1592

    • D. 

      1587-1594

  • 27. 
    The death of Queen Elizabeth was in_______.
  • 28. 
    The Globe theater opened in _________.
  • 29. 
    When there are 5 stresses, the line is called a ______________.
  • 30. 
    When lines do not Rhyme, they are said to be______.
  • 31. 
    Most of Shakespeares plays are written in_____________
  • 32. 
    A(n) _____________ is two syllables grouped together
  • 33. 
    The length of a verse measured by counting the stresses is called the _______.
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