Shakespeare's Life

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William Shakespeare Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Where was Shakespeare born?
    • A. 

      Stratford

    • B. 

      London

    • C. 

      Paris

    • D. 

      Rome

  • 2. 
    Who did Shakespeare marry?
    • A. 

      Anne Shirley

    • B. 

      Anne Hathaway

    • C. 

      Mary Smith

    • D. 

      Mary Shelley

  • 3. 
    What type of school do most scholars think Shakespeare had?
    • A. 

      College degree

    • B. 

      Some college

    • C. 

      High school degree

    • D. 

      Some grammar school

  • 4. 
    Shakespeare was
    • A. 

      A writer

    • B. 

      An actor

    • C. 

      A writer and actor

    • D. 

      None of the above

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

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 6. 
    The Chamberlain's Men was
    • A. 

      A signing group

    • B. 

      An acting group

    • C. 

      A secret society

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Shakespeare's plays were published and sold as literature while he was alive.  Why is this significant?
    • A. 

      It shows he needed money.

    • B. 

      It shows that the Queen liked his plays.

    • C. 

      It shows that he was considered very successful.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 8. 
    When did Shakespeare most likely die?
    • A. 

      April 23, 1616

    • B. 

      April 23, 1600

    • C. 

      April 23, 1645

    • D. 

      April 23, 1650

  • 9. 
    What did Shakespeare leave to his wife in his will?
    • A. 

      500 pounds

    • B. 

      His house

    • C. 

      His manuscripts

    • D. 

      His second best bed

  • 10. 
    Shakespeare's company was the most successful in London.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False