British Council Romania - Shakespeare Day Quiz

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British Council Romania - Shakespeare Day Quiz

This year, at the British Council, we are celebrating 450 years since the birth of William Shakespeare. That is why we decided to reward those that took their time to look into the famous writer's life with a 25% discount to all our library subscriptions in Bucharest and Iasi. If you pass this quiz by getting right 5 out of 10 questions and give us your correct contact details, thus proving that you are a Shakespeare buff, you are eligible for our reward. So good luck and we hope you enjoy our not at all google-able questions. For more details, please visit the British Council website (www. Britishcouncil. Ro) or contact us at [email protected] Ro / 021 307 96 00. *Data protection notice: the information you provide us is necessary for enrolling in t


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What word did Shakespeare invent?  
    • A. 

      Astonishing

    • B. 

      Incredible

    • C. 

      Car

    • D. 

      Assasination

  • 2. 
    What did Shakespeare presumably receive as a gift for his 46th birthday?  
    • A. 

      The 46th Psalm of King James Bible

    • B. 

      A poem with 46 verses by an unknown writer

    • C. 

      46 estates in England

    • D. 

      46 pigs

  • 3. 
    What did Shakespeare leave to his wife after he died?
    • A. 

      Nothing

    • B. 

      Only a bed

    • C. 

      His home in Stanford

    • D. 

      His entire fortune

  • 4. 
    How many times does suicide occur in Shakespeare's works?
    • A. 

      13

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      23

  • 5. 
     How many siblings did Shakespeare have?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      None

  • 6. 
    Two of Shakespeare's plays have been translated into a fictional language (a language that is only used in a fictional universe). What is this language?
    • A. 

      Quenya

    • B. 

      Klingon

    • C. 

      Sindarin

    • D. 

      Newspeak

  • 7. 
    How much is Shakespeare quoted?  
    • A. 

      He is just as quoted as any other good writer

    • B. 

      He is almost never quoted. In many English-speaking countries it is a taboo.

    • C. 

      He is the second most quoted writer in English

    • D. 

      He is the forth most quoted writer in English

  • 8. 
    Why were Shakespeare's remains never moved?
    • A. 

      He cast a curse on anyone that would attempt this

    • B. 

      His remains' location is unknown

    • C. 

      He is seen as too important of a writer

    • D. 

      Nobody thought of doing that

  • 9. 
     What was the name of his house?  
    • A. 

      It did not have a name

    • B. 

      The Muse

    • C. 

      New Palace

    • D. 

      Pasadena

  • 10. 
    Shakespeare's day of death coincides with a famous Christian holiday. Which one?
    • A. 

      Easter

    • B. 

      St Patrick's Day

    • C. 

      Ramadan

    • D. 

      St George’s Day

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