William Shakespeare is widely seen as the greatest English poets and playwrights. He is known for creating many great works that people around the world are still admiring these days. Let’s take a look at the following Shakespeare quiz questions and answers to see how much you know about him.
Shakespeare Quiz Questions And Answers
1. In 1564, William Shakespeare was born in which English town?
2. Which kind of play is “Romeo and Juliet”?
3. How much money did the audience pay to see a play by William Shakespeare in the Globe Theatre during his lifetime?
B. 1 penny
C. 1 pound
4. William Shakespeare mainly wrote which kind of poem?
5. How many sonnets in total did William Shakespeare write during his career?
6. Who was the queen of England during Shakespeare’s lifetime?
B. Elizabeth I
C. Elizabeth II
7. Which of the following works by William Shakespeare is not a comedy?
A. As You Like It
B. Twelfth Night
C. Antony and Cleopatra
8. How many brothers and sisters did William Shakespeare have?
9. What is the name of William Shakespeare’s mother?
10. The tragedy “Hamlet” is set in the Kronborg Castle in which country?
11. Which of the following words can be found in a sonnet by William Shakespeare?
12. In “Romeo and Juliet”, how old is Juliet?
13. The words “to be or not to be” is made by which fictional character in a Shakespeare’s play?
A. Tess Durbeyfield
C. Juliet Capulet
14. Falstaff is a character in which play by William Shakespeare?
A. The Merry Wives of Windsor
B. King Lear
C. Henry VIII
15. Which of the following is known as “the Scottish play”?
A. King Lear
B. Titus Andronicus
16. The play “Romeo and Juliet” is set in which Italian city?
17. What is the name of the book that collected all plays by William Shakespeare after his death?
A. First collection
B. First folio
C. First book
18. What is the longest play by William Shakespeare with more than 4,000 lines?
A. Richard III
C. Romeo and Juliet
19. Which of the following works is a poem by William Shakespeare?
A. King John
B. Venus and Adonis
20. What was the last play written by William Shakespeare?
A. The Two Noble Kinsmen
B. The Tempest
C. Two Gentleman of Verona
21. Which of the following lines was not written by William Shakespeare?
A. “If music the be the food of love, play on”
B. “All that glitters is not gold”
C. “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”
22. All of the following plays by William Shakespeare have ghosts, EXCEPT…
A. Richard III
C. Antony and Cleopatra
23. What does a sonnet by William Shakespeare typically end with?
A. A rhyming couplet
B. A blank verse
C. An alexandrine or a line of 12 syllables
24. How old was William Shakespeare when he died?
25. The plot of “Macbeth” was inspired by which historical event?
A. The Gunpowder Plot
B. Wars of the Roses
C. The Black Death
26. Complete the following quote in the play “Macbeth”: “When shall we three meet again, In thunder, lightning, or in …”
27. How many children did William Shakespeare have?
28. What is the name of the Shakespearean theatre that is home to the Royal Shakespeare Company and still active today in his hometown?
A. The Globe
B. The Swan
C. The Rose
29. Plays by Shakespeare can be divided into three categories: tragedy, comedy, and …
30. Which of the following modern films is not adapted from a Shakespeare work?
B. She’s the Man
C. Forbidden Planet
31. Which play by William Shakespeare has been adapted the most for films?
A. Romeo and Juliet
C. The Merchant of Venice
32. What is the shortest play written by William Shakespeare?
A. Midsummer Night’s Dream
B. Two Gentlemen of Verona
C. Comedy of Errors
33. In which year did “King John” become the first play by William Shakespeare to be filmed?
34. Two plays by William Shakespeare, including “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Hamlet”, were translated into which fictional language?
35. The history play “Henry IV, Part 1” by William Shakespeare contains up to 600 references to different types of which animal?
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