Amazing Quiz On William Shakespeare

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  • 1. 
    The King of France is a character in which Shakespearean play?
    • A. 

      Othello

    • B. 

      All's Well That Ends Well

    • C. 

      Hamlet

    • D. 

      Julius Caesar

  • 2. 
    Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" is set in what country?
    • A. 

      Italy

    • B. 

      Greece

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Switzerland

  • 3. 
    What play by Shakespeare features the characters Claudio and Hero?
    • A. 

      Othello

    • B. 

      King Lear

    • C. 

      A Midsummer NIght's Dream

    • D. 

      Much Ado About Nothing

  • 4. 
    In which play did Shakespeare use the phrase "fatal vision"?
    • A. 

      King Lear

    • B. 

      Hamlet

    • C. 

      Macbeth

    • D. 

      Othello

  • 5. 
    How many brothers and sisters did William Shakespeare have?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Five

    • D. 

      Seven

  • 6. 
    "You are a saucy boy!" is a line from which Shakespeare play?
    • A. 

      Hamlet

    • B. 

      Romeo And Juliet

    • C. 

      Macbeth

    • D. 

      Midsummer Night's Dream

  • 7. 
    In addition to William Shakespeare himself and Hamlet, which characters are statues in Stratford?
    • A. 

      Lady Macbeth, Henry V, Falstaff

    • B. 

      Lady Macbeth, Othello, Falstaff

    • C. 

      Lady Macbeth, Othello, Romeo

    • D. 

      Macbeth, Othello, Henry VIII

  • 8. 
    Which Shakespearean character compared life to "a quintessence of dust"?
    • A. 

      Hamlet

    • B. 

      Claudius

    • C. 

      Macbeth

    • D. 

      King Lear

  • 9. 
    Which of Shakespeare's sonnets was featured on an episode of the ephemeral series "My So-Called Life"?
    • A. 

      Sonnet CXX

    • B. 

      Sonnet CXXX

    • C. 

      Sonnet CCXX

    • D. 

      Sonnet XXX

  • 10. 
    Who does Olivia first fall in love with in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"?
    • A. 

      Sir Andrew

    • B. 

      Viola

    • C. 

      Orsino

    • D. 

      Sebastian

  • 11. 
    The saying "Brevity is the soul of wit" originated in which Shakespeare play?
    • A. 

      Hamlet

    • B. 

      The Tempest

    • C. 

      Titus Andronicus

    • D. 

      Macbeth

  • 12. 
    William Shakespeare is credited with writing how many plays?
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      196

    • C. 

      62

    • D. 

      37

  • 13. 
    Which of Shakespeare's plays contains the most bird symbolism?
    • A. 

      A Midsummer Night's Dream

    • B. 

      Macbeth

    • C. 

      Hamlet

    • D. 

      The Tempest

  • 14. 
    Who does Claudio mistake for Hero, prompting him to humiliate her at their wedding, in "Much Ado About Nothing"?
    • A. 

      Margaret

    • B. 

      Beatrice

    • C. 

      Ursula

    • D. 

      Cecilia

  • 15. 
    Why does the Prince put Angelo in charge in "Measure for Measure"?
    • A. 

      Things Have Gotten Lax And Angelo Will Tighten Them Up

    • B. 

      The Prince Thinks Angelo Will Do A Good Job And Wants To Take Notes

    • C. 

      The Prince Wants A Vacation And Angelo Is Next In Line

    • D. 

      The Prince Has Fallen In Love With Isabella And Is Planning On Eloping With Her