Shakespeare Background Quiz

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Shakespeare Background Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Shakespeare's company was known as ___________________ until it changed its name to The King's Men.
  • 2. 
    Shakespeare married ____________________ on November 27, 1582.
  • 3. 
    Plays took place _______________ because the lighting was supplied by the sun.
  • 4. 
    Flags were hung outside the theatre to advertise what type of play was being performed: white for comedy, red for history, and ______________ for tragedy. 
  • 5. 
    While the stage props were minimal, _________________ were flamboyant. 
  • 6. 
    During Shakespeare's time, it was illegal for women to act on stage, so the women's roles were all played by ______________________.
  • 7. 
    The term "renaissance" means _______________________ and was used to describe the period of time between the 14th and 17th centuries in European history because of the changes inspired by a revival of the classical art and intellect of Ancient Greece and Rome.
  • 8. 
    In 1599 , Shakespeare built the largest _________________ amphitheatre in London: The Globe Theatre. 
  • 9. 
    Shakespeare is credited with introducing almost ____________________ words to the English language.
  • 10. 
    The name "The Globe" comes from the expression ________________________.