Shakespeare/Shakespearean Theatre Quiz

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Shakespeare/Shakespearean Theatre Quiz

This is a comprehensive quiz to gauge understanding of William Shakespeare and the Theatre of the Elizabethean era.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What nationality is William Shakespeare?
    • A. 

      Spanish

    • B. 

      Italian

    • C. 

      English

    • D. 

      American

  • 2. 
    What year was William Shakespeare born?
    • A. 

      1564

    • B. 

      1616

    • C. 

      1555

    • D. 

      1601

  • 3. 
    Where was Shakespeare born?
    • A. 

      London

    • B. 

      Rome

    • C. 

      Staford-upon-Avon

    • D. 

      Spain

  • 4. 
    William Shakespeare was married to........
    • A. 

      Emily Dickenson

    • B. 

      Emily Post

    • C. 

      Anne Hawthorne

    • D. 

      Anne Hathaway

  • 5. 
    From the list below, select the statement that is not true.
    • A. 

      Shakespeare was younger than his wife by nearly 10 years.

    • B. 

      Shakespeare was a popular actor.

    • C. 

      Shakespeare was exceptionally wealthy in his youth.

    • D. 

      Shakespeare wrote many poems and plays.

  • 6. 
    "Shakespeare was as much an __________________________ as an artist."
  • 7. 
    The Elizabethan period named for the rein of Queen Elizabeth I, lasted from 1558 to
    • A. 

      1616

    • B. 

      1603

    • C. 

      1589

    • D. 

      1605

  • 8. 
    In Shakespearean theatre all roles were played by
  • 9. 
    Shakespearean audience were more_____________________
    • A. 

      Stoic (quiet and respectful)

    • B. 

      Imaginative and involved (booing, cheering, even throwing eggs)