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Powerful Plays Quiz

A quiz about plays, their authors, settings, plot, characters and quotations 15 Questions.

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Who were Shakespeare's 'star crossed lovers'?

  • Tristan And Lysander
  • Romeo And Juliet
  • Beatrice And Benedict
  • Rosalind And Orlando

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Who wrote, 'An Inspector Calls', a play which criticises and ridicules the middle class, in the first half of the twentieth century?

  • Harold Pinter
  • Alan Bennett
  • Noel Coward
  • J.B. Priestley

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What was the title of Lorraine Hansberry's play which criticised segregation in the USA in the 1950s?

  • A Raisin In The Sun
  • A Raisin In The Rain
  • A Sultana In The Desert
  • A Currant In A Storm

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Which two act play by Joe Orton deals with a psychiatrist attempting to seduce the woman who may become his secretary?

  • The Good And Faithful Servant
  • Entertaining Mr Sloane
  • The Ruffian On The Stair
  • What The Butler Saw

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Which of the words below is the one missing from the title of a play by Bertold Brecht, The Caucasian ---------------Circle'?

  • Stone
  • Sand
  • Rock
  • Chalk

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Which of the plays listed below was not written by Henrik Ibsen?

  • A Doll's House
  • Hedda Gabler
  • An Enemy Of The People
  • Arms And The Man

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Which of Peter Schaffer's plays portrays the main character blinding horses?

  • The Royal Hunt Of The Sun
  • Equus
  • Amadeus
  • Lettice And Lovage

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From which of Shakespeare's plays is the following quotation: 'Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! Rage! Blow!'?

  • Macbeth
  • The Merchant Of Venice
  • King Lear
  • Julius Caesar

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Who wrote the play, 'Pygmalion', on which the musical, 'My Fair Lady' was based?

  • St. John Hankin
  • George Bernard Shaw
  • J.M Barrie
  • Oscar Wilde

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Where is the setting for Brian Friel's play, 'Dancing At Lughnasadh'?

  • Scotland
  • Ireland
  • Wales
  • Orkney

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Which play by Arthur Miller is set in the context of the witch hunts that took place in Massachusetts in 1692?

  • The Crucible
  • A View From The Bridge
  • Death Of A Salesman
  • After The Fall

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From which play by Tennessee Williams has the following quotation been taken: 'Silence about a thing just magnifies it'?

  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • The Glass Menagerie
  • Summer And Smoke
  • Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

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In which of Shakespeare's plays does the main character say, 'Take thy face hence!'?

  • Hamlet
  • Macbeth
  • Othello
  • The Merchant Of Venice

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Who is the villain in Shakespeare's play, 'Othello'?

  • Cassio
  • Iago
  • Roderigo
  • Montano

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Which Irish playwright wrote, 'Riders To The Sea'?

  • Oliver Goldsmith
  • Sean O Casey
  • John Millington Synge
  • Samuel Beckett