How Well Do You Know William Shakespeare

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  • 1. 

    When was William Shakespeare born?

    • A.

      April 1564

    • B.

      April 1616

    • C.

      November1564

    • D.

      October 1582

    Correct Answer
    A. April 1564
    Explanation
    William Shakespeare was born in April 1564. This is the correct answer because historical records indicate that he was baptized on April 26, 1564, and it was customary for infants to be baptized a few days after their birth. Therefore, it is widely accepted that Shakespeare was born in April of that year.

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  • 2. 

    How old was William Shakespeare when he was married?

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      14

    • D.

      18

    • E.

      30

    Correct Answer
    D. 18
    Explanation
    William Shakespeare was 18 years old when he got married.

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  • 3. 

    What was William Shakespeare's wife's name?

    • A.

      Juliet Capulet

    • B.

      Magaret Brooks

    • C.

      Anne Hathaway

    • D.

      Mary Colgate

    Correct Answer
    C. Anne Hathaway
    Explanation
    Anne Hathaway was the wife of William Shakespeare. She was born in 1556 and married Shakespeare in 1582 when she was 26 years old and he was 18. They had three children together. Anne Hathaway is often mentioned in Shakespeare's will, where he left her his "second-best bed." Although not much is known about their relationship, it is believed that they had a somewhat unconventional marriage for the time.

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  • 4. 

    What were the "Lost Years" for William Shakespeare?

    • A.

      A time when William lost his novels that he had written

    • B.

      A time when William disapeared from society

    • C.

      The time when William arrived in London

    Correct Answer
    B. A time when William disapeared from society
    Explanation
    The "Lost Years" refer to a period in William Shakespeare's life where there is little to no historical record of his activities. It is believed to be a time when he disappeared from society, as there is no evidence of his whereabouts or activities during this period. This has led to much speculation and mystery surrounding what Shakespeare may have been doing during these years.

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  • 5. 

    What company did William Shakespeare help to manage?

    • A.

      Lord Chamberlain's Men

    • B.

      A Midsummer Night's Troupe

    • C.

      The Shakespeare clan

    • D.

      Author Booke's Troupe

    Correct Answer
    A. Lord Chamberlain's Men
    Explanation
    William Shakespeare helped to manage Lord Chamberlain's Men, which was a prominent acting company during his time. This company was formed in 1594 and Shakespeare became a shareholder and actor in it. Lord Chamberlain's Men later became The King's Men when James I ascended to the throne. They performed many of Shakespeare's plays and were highly successful, contributing to Shakespeare's fame and reputation as a playwright.

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  • 6. 

    What did William Shakespeare do just a month before he died?

    • A.

      Wrote another play

    • B.

      Wrote his will

    • C.

      Went bungee jumping

    • D.

      Bought a new house

    Correct Answer
    B. Wrote his will
    Explanation
    William Shakespeare wrote his will just a month before he died. This is significant because it suggests that he was aware of his impending death and wanted to ensure that his affairs were in order. Writing a will is a common practice for individuals nearing the end of their lives, as it allows them to dictate how their assets and possessions should be distributed after their death. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that Shakespeare, being a responsible and forward-thinking individual, would have taken the necessary steps to finalize his will before his passing.

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  • 7. 

    What year did William Shakespeare die?

    • A.

      1616

    • B.

      1596

    • C.

      1613

    • D.

      1564

    Correct Answer
    A. 1616
    Explanation
    William Shakespeare died in 1616. This is a well-known fact in history. Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died in 1616, making him 52 years old at the time of his death. His death is recorded on April 23, 1616, and he was buried in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. His death marked the end of an era for English literature and theater, as Shakespeare is widely regarded as one of the greatest playwrights in history.

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