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  • 1. 
    Cordelia was named after a character from which Shakespeare play?
    • A. 

      Twelfth Night

    • B. 

      The Taming Of Th Shrew

    • C. 

      Richard III

    • D. 

      King Lear

  • 2. 
    What Shakespeare play contains the line, "there's daggers in men's smiles"?
    • A. 

      The Tempest

    • B. 

      Hamlet

    • C. 

      Macbeth

    • D. 

      The Taming Of The Shrew

  • 3. 
    Abraham Lincoln thought that the greatest Shakespeare play was...?
    • A. 

      Macbeth

    • B. 

      Hamlet

    • C. 

      Othello

    • D. 

      Richard III

  • 4. 
    In "Midsummer Night's Dream", the framing device for the action of the play is the pending marriage of whom?
    • A. 

      Pyramus And Thisbe

    • B. 

      Theseus And Hippolyta

    • C. 

      Hermia And Lysander

    • D. 

      Oberon And Titania

  • 5. 
    What other writer is purported to have died on the same day as William Shakespeare?
    • A. 

      Miguel De Cervantes

    • B. 

      Dante Alighieri

    • C. 

      Alexander Pope

    • D. 

      Alfred, Lord Tennyson

  • 6. 
    What are the names of the brothers who rape and maim Lavinia in "Titus Andronicus"?
    • A. 

      Saturninus And Polonius

    • B. 

      Aaron And Tamor

    • C. 

      Chiron And Demetrius

    • D. 

      Ares And Byron

  • 7. 
    How did Hamlet get back to Denmark after Claudius sent him to England?
    • A. 

      The Boat Turned Around And Brought Him Back

    • B. 

      Pirate Ship

    • C. 

      English Sailors

    • D. 

      A Merchant Ship

  • 8. 
    Why does Henry refuse to ransom Mortimer in Part 1 of "Henry IV"?
    • A. 

      Mortimer Was Glendower's Son-In-Law

    • B. 

      Mortimer Gave Glendower Information

    • C. 

      Mortimer Refused To Fight For Henry

    • D. 

      Mortimer Surrendered To Glendower

  • 9. 
    Which character in Shakespeare's "Richard II" says "This blessed plot, this earth, this England"?
    • A. 

      John Of Gaunt

    • B. 

      Richard II

    • C. 

      Henry V

    • D. 

      Hamlet

  • 10. 
    Which Shakespearean character advises his son, "To thine own self be true"?
    • A. 

      Montague

    • B. 

      Polonius

    • C. 

      Old Hamlet

    • D. 

      Claudius

  • 11. 
    What has really happened to Egeon's wife in "Comedy of Errors"?
    • A. 

      She's Been The Abbess At Ephesus All Those Years

    • B. 

      She Died

    • C. 

      She Was Kidnapped And Sold Into Slavery

    • D. 

      Nothing; She Was With Him The Entire Time

  • 12. 
    What does Juliet mean by her line "Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo"?
    • A. 

      Who Is Romeo?

    • B. 

      Why Are You Romeo?

    • C. 

      When Will Romeo Return?

    • D. 

      Where Are You, Romeo?

  • 13. 
    Which of these is not primarily a romantic play by William Shakespeare?
    • A. 

      Othello

    • B. 

      A Midsummer Night's Dream

    • C. 

      Romeo And Juliet

    • D. 

      Much Ado About Nothing

  • 14. 
    Who commanded, in William Shakespeare's words, "we happy few, we band of brothers"?
    • A. 

      Charles II

    • B. 

      Henry V

    • C. 

      Richard II

    • D. 

      Richard the Lionheart

  • 15. 
    What Chris Deburgh song references William Shakespeare's play "The Tempest"?
    • A. 

      Man On The Line

    • B. 

      High On Emotion

    • C. 

      Flying Colours

    • D. 

      Don't Pay The Ferryman