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The Shakespeare Quiz

Test your knowledge of the Bard 10 Questions.

 
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1

In The Merchant of Venice, the successful suitor to Portia must choose between three caskets. Which is the correct choice?

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Lead

2

What is the main cause of Sir Toby Belch's belching?

  • Pickled Herrings
  • Cakes
  • Ale

3

Shakespeare is said to have died on his birthday. What was the date?

  • 30th November
  • 17th March
  • 23rd April

4

Which is Shakespeare's longest play?

  • King Lear
  • Hamlet
  • Macbeth

5

How many sonnets did Shakespeare write?

  • 152
  • 153
  • 154

6

Complete the title of this play: Pericles, Prince of ...

  • Tyre
  • Carthage
  • Athens

7

Match these Shakespearean couples

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • Troilus
  • Orlando
  • Beatrice
  • Claudius

Right

  • Gertrude
  • Benedick
  • Cressida
  • Rosalind

8

Which part is Shakespeare said to have played in the first production of Hamlet?

  • The Gravedigger
  • Claudius
  • The Ghost

9

Which actor led the project to rebuild The Globe on London's south bank?

  • Laurence Olivier
  • Sam Wanamaker
  • Kenneth Branagh

10

Which of Shakespeare's plays was not included in the table of contents for the First Folio?

  • King John
  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Troilus and Cressida

 

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