Shakespeare Birthday Quiz

10 Questions
Shakespeare Birthday Quiz

Are you a Bard Scholar or a ‘cream faced loon’? Find out and test your knowledge of Shakespeare in our Shakespeare Birthday Quiz! Start by entering your name below. . .

Sample Question

Who originally designed the old Royal Shakespeare Theatre?

Elisabeth Scott

Richard Burbage

James Burbage

Inigo Jones

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  • 1. 
    Who originally designed the old Royal Shakespeare Theatre?
    • A. 

      Elisabeth Scott

    • B. 

      Richard Burbage

    • C. 

      James Burbage

    • D. 

      Inigo Jones

  • 2. 
    What word did Shakespeare not invent?
    • A. 

      Hobnob

    • B. 

      Gossip

    • C. 

      Swagger

    • D. 

      Domain

  • 3. 
    The line ‘There is a tide in the affairs of men’ comes from which play?
    • A. 

      As You Like It

    • B. 

      Hamlet

    • C. 

      Julius Caesar

    • D. 

      Othello

  • 4. 
    Who did Shakespeare marry?
    • A. 

      Anne Hathaway

    • B. 

      Anne Boleyn

    • C. 

      Anne Herald

    • D. 

      Anne Simone

  • 5. 
    Which of these phrases appears on Shakespeare’s grave?
    • A. 

      ‘Speak me fair in death’

    • B. 

      ‘Tired with all these, for stressful death I cry’

    • C. 

      ‘Curst be he that moves my bones’

    • D. 

      'All must come to dust'

  • 6. 
    Which of Shakespeare's plays contains the most words:
    • A. 

      Richard III

    • B. 

      Hamlet

    • C. 

      The Tempest

    • D. 

      Macbeth

  • 7. 
    In the 2008 RSC production of Hamlet, who played Hamlet?
    • A. 

      Jonathan Slinger

    • B. 

      David Tennant

    • C. 

      Toby Stephens

    • D. 

      Kenneth Branagh

  • 8. 
    Which of these is not an ingredient used in the witches brew in Macbeth?
    • A. 

      Fillet of a fenny snake

    • B. 

      Finger of a fool

    • C. 

      Root of hemlock

    • D. 

      Tooth of wolf

  • 9. 
    Who or what is the smallest role in all of Shakespeare’s plays?
    • A. 

      Mustardseed from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    • B. 

      Nestor from Troilus and Cressida

    • C. 

      Pacorus from Antony and Cleopatra

    • D. 

      Goneril from King Lear

  • 10. 
    Who else was born on the 23rd April (Shakespeare's birthday)?
    • A. 

      Shirley Temple

    • B. 

      Gregory Doran

    • C. 

      Harry Styles

    • D. 

      Queen Victoria