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Shakespeare's Plays Quiz

How well do you know your Shakespeare? Forget the sonnets this is just about the plays. 8 Questions.

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In which play does the title character's father appear as a ghost?

  • King Lear
  • Hamlet
  • Richard III
  • Macbeth

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Which Italian city is the setting for "Romeo and Juliet"?

  • Venice
  • Mantua
  • Rome
  • Verona

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Which of the following are not father and daughter?

  • King Lear and Goneril
  • Beatrice and Benedict
  • Polonious and Ophelia
  • Prospero and Miranda

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"Alas poor Yorick I knew him well" is a common misquote from "Hamlet". What is the correct last word?

  • not
  • Horatio
  • Laertes
  • slightly

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Twins appear in several of Shakespeare's plays. Which play has two sets of twins?

  • The Comedy of Errors
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Alls Well that Ends Well
  • As you Like it

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Falstaff first appears in Henry IV but which comedy does he also appear in?

  • Much Ado about Nothing
  • As you Like it
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor

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Which of the following musicals is not based on a play by Shakespeare?

  • The Boys from Syracuse
  • Kiss me Kate
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Return to the Forbidden Planet

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In "A Midsummer Night's Dream" there is a group of "rude mechanicals" who are rehearsing a play. They have rather strange names. Which of the following is not one of their names?

  • Bottom
  • Flute
  • Fletcher
  • Snug