Elizabethan Theatre Trivia: How Well You Know? Quiz

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Elizabethan Theatre Trivia: How Well You Know? Quiz

How well do you know the Elizabethan Theatre? Would you be able to ACE this quiz? You can call Elizabethan Theatre English Renaissance Theatre. The height of the Elizabethan Theatre came around the time when Shakespeare first came on the scene. During this quiz, you will have to demonstrate your knowledge by answering questions like where the first Elizabethan theatre was built. This thrilling quiz will aid in your discovery of the Elizabethan Theatre. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where was the first Elizabethan Theatre built?
    • A. 

      Luton

    • B. 

      Leicester

    • C. 

      Birmingham

    • D. 

      Shoreditch

    • E. 

      Bath

  • 2. 
    Which successful Elizabethan writer died at a young age when he received a knife in the eye during a tavern fight?
    • A. 

      William Shakespeare

    • B. 

      Francis Beaumont (1584 - 1616)

    • C. 

      Christopher Marlow

    • D. 

      Thomas Middleton

    • E. 

      John Fletcher (1579 - 1625)

  • 3. 
    Who is not an Elizabethan actor?
    • A. 

      Alec Guinness

    • B. 

      Edward Alleyn

    • C. 

      Robert Armin

    • D. 

      Christopher Beeston

    • E. 

      Richard Burbage

  • 4. 
    Where were Elizabethan performances held?
    • A. 

      Churches, Taverns and Fairs

    • B. 

      Playhouses, Amphitheatres and Inn Yards

    • C. 

      Schools, Houses and Government Buildings

    • D. 

      Taverns, Schools and Playhouses

    • E. 

      Fairs, Inn Yards and Amphitheatres

  • 5. 
    What is the role of a Housekeeper?
    • A. 

      Cleaning the theatre

    • B. 

      Maintenance of the theatre

    • C. 

      Looking after actors

    • D. 

      Looking after the costume and props

    • E. 

      The owners of the theatre

  • 6. 
    From what theatre was timber taken from to build the original Globe?
    • A. 

      Rose

    • B. 

      Theatre

    • C. 

      Swan

    • D. 

      Fortune

    • E. 

      Boars Head

  • 7. 
    What date did the Globe burn down?
    • A. 

      July 4th 1614

    • B. 

      June 29 1613

    • C. 

      August 27th 1613

    • D. 

      June 29th 1615

    • E. 

      July 4th 1613

  • 8. 
    During which play did a cannon fire and set fire to the roof of the Globe Theatre?
    • A. 

      Ben Jonson's Volpone

    • B. 

      Dekker's Shoemaker's Holiday

    • C. 

      Webster's The White Devil

    • D. 

      Beaumont & Fletcher's The Knight of the Burning Pestle

    • E. 

      William Shakespeare's Henry VIII

  • 9. 
    What is the area in front of the stage in an Amphitheatre called?
    • A. 

      Lower Deck

    • B. 

      Cobbles

    • C. 

      Pit

    • D. 

      Ground

    • E. 

      Level

  • 10. 
    How much did the public pay to go to theatre performances?
    • A. 

      10 pennies

    • B. 

      5 shillings

    • C. 

      1 shilling

    • D. 

      1 penny

    • E. 

      2 pennies

  • 11. 
    Who was James Burbage?
    • A. 

      An Elizabethan Entrepreneur

    • B. 

      An Elizabethan Housekeeper

    • C. 

      A Nobleman

    • D. 

      An Inn Keeper

    • E. 

      A playwright

  • 12. 
    James Burbage became a member and eventually took over Robert Dudley's acting troupe. Who were they?
    • A. 

      The Globe Players

    • B. 

      The Coventry Actors

    • C. 

      Leicester's Men

    • D. 

      Birmingham Players

    • E. 

      London's Men

  • 13. 
    In what year were theatres and playhouses were ordered to be pulled down and all players were to be seized and whipped?
    • A. 

      1641

    • B. 

      1645

    • C. 

      1642

    • D. 

      1648

    • E. 

      1647

  • 14. 
    How much were people charged if they attended a play after they were banned?
    • A. 

      10 Pennies

    • B. 

      1 Penny

    • C. 

      10 Shillings

    • D. 

      Five Shillings

    • E. 

      A pound

  • 15. 
    What other events happened in Elizabethan Theatres?
    • A. 

      Gambling and Fairs

    • B. 

      Bear Baiting and Gambling

    • C. 

      Fairs and Markets

    • D. 

      Markets and Bear Baiting

    • E. 

      Bull Fights and Markets

  • 16. 
    In the style of which theatre was the Globe built?
    • A. 

      Royal Opera House

    • B. 

      Bull Ring

    • C. 

      Coliseum

    • D. 

      Sydney Opera House

    • E. 

      Swan

  • 17. 
    Why were performances in Amphitheatres only held during the afternoon?
    • A. 

      Other entertainment happened in the evening

    • B. 

      Nobles voted best time

    • C. 

      To suit working hours

    • D. 

      No artificial light

    • E. 

      Elizabeth I decreed it

  • 18. 
    Which is not a famous Elizabethan Playhouse?
    • A. 

      Bull Ring

    • B. 

      Whitefriars Theatre

    • C. 

      Gray's Inn Theatre

    • D. 

      Middle Temple Inn Theatre

    • E. 

      Whitehall Theatre

  • 19. 
    What was the maximum capacity of an Elizabethan audience?
    • A. 

      2500

    • B. 

      3000

    • C. 

      2000

    • D. 

      5000

    • E. 

      1000

  • 20. 
    Who was not allowed to perform in Elizabethan plays?
    • A. 

      Inn workers

    • B. 

      Children

    • C. 

      Over 40's

    • D. 

      Women

    • E. 

      Men

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