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Characters in the plays of George Bernard Shaw

Many people are familiar with "Pygmalion," which the musical "My Fair Lady" is based upon. How well do you know Shaw's other plays? 10 Questions.

 
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1

These amusing twins are featured in "You Never Can Tell," one of Shaw's earlier "Plays Pleasant." What are their names?

  • William and Gloria
  • Philip and Dolly
  • Walter and Sylvia

2

Shaw's play, "The Man of Destiny" is based on which great historical military leader?

  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Julius Caesar
  • Alexander the Great

3

In "Man and Superman," what is the name of the witty and intelligent chauffeur who finds the problems of his aristocratic employer trivial and amusing?

  • Henry Higgins
  • Henry Arthur
  • Henry Straker

4

What was "Mrs. Warren's Profession"?

  • Prostitute
  • Pawnbroker
  • Pianist

5

In "Caesar and Cleopatra," what is the name of Caesar's close friend, whom he later leaves behind as governor of Egypt?

  • Brittanus
  • Apollodorus
  • Rufio

6

What is the name of Cleopatra's nurse in the same play?

  • Totateeta
  • Ftatateeta
  • Fotfatafeeta

7

In "The Doctor's Dilemma," which surgeon owns a patent for an operation to remove the 'nuciform sac'?

  • Cutler Walpole
  • Patrick Cullen
  • Sir Colenso Ridgeon

8

In "Arms and the Man," what is the name of the Swiss man to whom Raina refers as the 'chocolate cream soldier'?

  • Captain Bluntshcli
  • Major Saranoff
  • Major Petkoff

9

In "Misalliance," what is the name of the daredevil woman whose family has sworn that at least one member of it must risk their life every day?

  • Tina Szwarkanovska
  • Nina Dzuriliniska
  • Lina Szczepanowska

10

Finally, an easier question from one of Shaw's more well known plays: What is the name of the Colonel who is friends with Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle in "Pygmalion"?

  • Colonel Flickering
  • Colonel Pickering
  • Colonel Boogerfling

 

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