William Shakespeare Quizzes & Trivia

Author of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and much more, William Shakespeare has had a profound impact on the English language. Check out our quizzes on the Bard of Avon and test your knowledge of the great writer’s plots, characters, and turns of phrase, as well as his life history and impact on our culture. Do you know Ophelia, Portia, Titania and Juliet? How about Sir Toby Belch, Benvolio, Cassio and Dromio?

Take a trip into the Forest of Arden, to fair Verona, to Elsinore Castle and to merry Windsor with our quizzes about your favorite Shakespeare tomes. What was Will’s wife’s name? What town did he live in? What was the name of the theatres where his plays were performed? How many theatres have performed all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays? As the great man said, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” Wilt thou take the test?
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Coverage: The Ultimate William Shakespeare Quiz tests your knowledge concerning the famous English playwright William Shakespeare. The questions of this quiz are craftily compiled and will enable you to gauge how well you know...

Questions: 24  |  Attempts: 48032   |  Last updated: Oct 6, 2020
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    When was Shakespeare born?


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    These were advanced for the Globe Theater's time period.

You must choose the right answer of what you think fits the description of the Globe Theater. Worth 10 points each

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 3558   |  Last updated: Jul 30, 2011
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    When was the globe theater built?

In this quiz, students will complete multiple choice, true/false, and fill in the blank questions over our William Shakespeare introduction.

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    John Shakespeare's occupation was                       ?

These are all multi-choice questions. Choose the correct answer.

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    How do Goneril and Regan pass King Lear's "Do you love me test"?

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William Shakespeare Questions & Answers

Which play are Cassius, Portia, and Octavius the characters from?
Cassius, Portia, and Octavius are the characters from the play Julius Caesar written by William Shakespeare. Cassius was the brother-in-law of Brutus and an acute judge of human nature. He organized the conspiracy against Caesar and employed Brutus
Who would play the roles of women in Elizabethan Theatre?
Women were forbidden to perform on stage. Young men were playing female characters instead of women.
What is connected to this reference?
The correct answer is Julius Caesar, not Hamlet. Brevity is the soul of wit.
Is Shakespeare an overrated English Author?
William Shakespeare is certainly not an overrated English author. Shakespeare was way before his time and delivered some of the greatest written works that have ever been produced. His imagery and the use of Old English words gave his readers a sense
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