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Shakespeare Knowledge Quiz

Shakespeare 101. 10 Questions.

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Which Shakespeare play includes Nerissa, Tubal, Jessica, Lancelot Gobbo & Portia amongst its characters?

  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Twelfth Night
  • Love's Labour's Lost


In which play does Count Orsino implore "If music be the food of love, give me excess of it, that surfeiting, the appetite may sicken and so die"?

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • As You Like It
  • Twelfth Night


Which play's plot revolves around a student's inability to avenge his father's murder at the bidding of his ghost?

  • Hamlet
  • Macbeth
  • Richard III


Which play's climax centres around a statue of a wronged wife, Hermione, coming to life after she had been thought dead by her husband Leontes?

  • The Tempest
  • Pericles
  • The Winter's Tale


Which play describes jealously as "the green-eyed monster that doth mock the meat it feeds on"?

  • Othello
  • King Lear
  • Henry VIII


Which play's opening scene involves an old King asking his three daughters to describe how much they love him before he doles out their inheritance?

  • Henry IV part 1
  • King John
  • King Lear


Which play involves Beatrice & Benedick, two sparring-partners who become a couple through their friends' plots?

  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Measure for Measure


Which play sees Helena, Hermia, Demetrius & Lysander played tricks on by fairies in the woods outside Athens?

  • The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • As You Like It


Which Shakespearean king proclaims, "Now is the wintoer of our discontent/made glorious summer by this son of York"?

  • Richard III
  • Richard II
  • Henry V


In which play does Prospero declare that "we are such stuff as dreams are made on"?

  • King Lear
  • Pericles
  • The Tempest