History Of William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which city is the birthplace of William Shakespeare?
    • A. 

      Dumfries

    • B. 

      Stratford

    • C. 

      St Helier

    • D. 

      Londonderry

  • 2. 
    In which Shakespearean play is Falstaff's death reported?
    • A. 

      Merry Wives Of Windsor

    • B. 

      Romeo And Juliet

    • C. 

      Othello

    • D. 

      Henry V

  • 3. 
    Why does Richard II voluntarily give up his crown to Henry Bollingbroke?
    • A. 

      He Knows That Henry Shouldn't Have Been Banished In The First Place

    • B. 

      He Knows That Henry Should Have Kept His Father's Goods

    • C. 

      He Knows Henry Is The Rightful Heir To The Throne

    • D. 

      He Knows He Lacks The Military Power To Force Henry To Leave The Country

  • 4. 
    I was a rival of William Shakespeare who was born on the same day he was, who am I?
    • A. 

      Robert Greene

    • B. 

      William Wycherly

    • C. 

      Ben Johnson

    • D. 

      Christopher Marlowe

  • 5. 
    Which Shakespeare clown is the most musical?
    • A. 

      Touchstone

    • B. 

      Feste

    • C. 

      Lear's Fool

    • D. 

      Elbow

  • 6. 
    In Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing", the comic style used most by Dogberry is known as what?
    • A. 

      Pratfall

    • B. 

      Double Entendre

    • C. 

      Slapstick

    • D. 

      Malaprop

  • 7. 
    In Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet", Juliet's parents want her to marry which suitor?
    • A. 

      Paris

    • B. 

      Mercutio

    • C. 

      Tybalt

    • D. 

      Romeo

  • 8. 
    The "Merchant of Venice" has a strong resemblance to what work by Christopher Marlowe?
    • A. 

      The Jew Of Malta

    • B. 

      The Merchant Of Malta

    • C. 

      The Venician Jew

    • D. 

      The Jew Of Venice

  • 9. 
    What was the famous playwright Shakespeare's first name?
    • A. 

      William

    • B. 

      Sandy

    • C. 

      Sebastian

    • D. 

      Van

  • 10. 
    In what town was William Shakespeare born?
    • A. 

      Stratford-Upon-Leeds

    • B. 

      Stratford-Upon-Avon

    • C. 

      London

    • D. 

      Leeds

  • 11. 
    Which couple is not the title of a Shakespeare play?
    • A. 

      Caesar And Cleopatra

    • B. 

      Romeo And Juliet

    • C. 

      Troilus And Cressida

    • D. 

      Anthony And Cleopatra

  • 12. 
    Which one of these plays by William Shakespeare does not fall in the tragedy category?
    • A. 

      King Lear

    • B. 

      Hamlet

    • C. 

      Macbeth

    • D. 

      King John

  • 13. 
    Shakespeare wrote that what flower "by any other name would smell as sweet"?
    • A. 

      The Flower With A Black Dot In The Middle

    • B. 

      The Flower With A Thorny Stem

    • C. 

      The Flower Associated With Holland

    • D. 

      The Flower Used In Hawaiian Leis

  • 14. 
    Which 1948 Cole Porter musical is based on Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew"?
    • A. 

      Anything Goes

    • B. 

      Fifty Million Frenchmen

    • C. 

      The Gay Divorcee

    • D. 

      Kiss Me, Kate

  • 15. 
    Shakespeare uses what figure of speech in the title "All the World's a Stage"?
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Personification