Quiz Questions On William Shakespeare! Trivia

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Quiz Questions On William Shakespeare! Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is Shakespeare's EXACT birthdate?
    • A. 

      April 23, 1564

    • B. 

      August 8, 1564

    • C. 

      November 4, 1564

    • D. 

      Unknown

  • 2. 
    When was Shakespeare baptized?
    • A. 

      April 23, 1564

    • B. 

      April 24, 1564

    • C. 

      August 8, 1564

    • D. 

      April 26, 1564

  • 3. 
    The time in which Shakespeare lived is called...
    • A. 

      The Renaissance Period

    • B. 

      The Victorian Period

    • C. 

      The Elizabethan Period

    • D. 

      The King James Period

  • 4. 
    Who did Shakespeare marry?
    • A. 

      Rianna Hathaway

    • B. 

      Anne Hesche

    • C. 

      Anna Mays

    • D. 

      Anne Hathaway

  • 5. 
    Who are Shakespeare's children?
    • A. 

      Bart, Lisa, Maggie

    • B. 

      Judy, Summer, Harold

    • C. 

      Judith, Susanna, Hamnet

    • D. 

      Kevin, Kate, Randall

  • 6. 
    Shakespeare created the first "Knock Knock" joke.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    How many plays did Shakespeare write?
    • A. 

      329

    • B. 

      154

    • C. 

      37

    • D. 

      5

  • 8. 
    Who granted the King's men royal patronage?
    • A. 

      King James I

    • B. 

      Queen Elizabeth

    • C. 

      King James II

    • D. 

      Jerry "The King" Lawler

  • 9. 
    Shakespeare's young son died at age 11 and it greatly affected Shakespeare's writing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Shakespeare's tragedies are sometimes based on historical characters.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The Globe Theatre, where most of Shakespeare's plays were performed, was built around a courtyard and had three levels of seating.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The Globe Theater was open to the sky and held approximately 2500-3000 people.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Elizabethan audiences munched on popcorn throughout the performances.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Acting companies of the 16th Century was mainly made up of only men and boys, with young boys playing female roles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Shakespearean plays had extensive use of costumes, props, and scenery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Shakespeare was part owner and principal playwright of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, one of the most successful theater companies in London.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Where does "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar" take place?
    • A. 

      Corona

    • B. 

      Rome

    • C. 

      Bell Gardens

    • D. 

      Denmark

    • E. 

      Verona

  • 18. 
    When do you consider the plotline structure, which acts in one of Shakespeare's plays would be the climax?
    • A. 

      Act I

    • B. 

      Act II

    • C. 

      ACT III

    • D. 

      ACT IV

    • E. 

      ACT V

  • 19. 
    The main difference between the Shakespearean Sonnet and the Petrarchan Sonnet is:
    • A. 

      The use of imagery.

    • B. 

      The use of Similes and Metaphors.

    • C. 

      The rhyme scheme.

    • D. 

      The content regarding women.

  • 20. 
    Why does Shakespeare matter?
    • A. 

      He made the language of his work an art in itself.

    • B. 

      Created phrases still used today.

    • C. 

      Was 6'4.

    • D. 

      Created English

    • E. 

      Both A & B