Shakespeare Trivia Quiz
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In 1592, a posthumous memoir was published that included a thinly-disguised attack on Shakespeare, characterizing him as an “upstart crow” and poetical pretender. Which late rival playwright was the author of the book?
Without a prayer
“My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.” Which character in Shakespeare’s Hamlet utters these lines?
B) Gertrude, Hamlet’s mother
C) Horatio, Hamlet’s friend
D) Ophelia, Hamlet’s fiancé
To my wife
Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway in 1582, when he was 18 and she was 26. But after thirty-odd years of marriage, Shakespeare’s will listed only one item for Anne. What was it?
B) An Italian quill-pen
C) The manuscript of his late sonnets
D) The second-best bed
In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which character’s head is transformed into that of an ass?
B) Nick Bottom the weaver
C) Peter Quince the carpenter
D) Tom Snout the tinker
What was the trade of John Shakespeare, William’s father?
Three of a kind
In Henry V, who are the characters Bardolph, Nym and Pistol?
B) Servants who run away rather than follow Henry into battle
C) Soldiers who die in battle defending the king
D) Traitors whom Henry orders to be hanged
From whole cloth
Which of the following plays is not known to have been based on any existing literary or historical work?
The evil that men do
In Julius Caesar, which character says, “The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interrèd with their bones; So let it be with Caesar”?
Working in tandem
Which of the following Shakespeare plays was written in collaboration with another playwright?
In Much Ado About Nothing, most of the action is set in motion by the trouble-making Don John, illegitimate half-brother of Don Pedro, prince of Aragon. According to Don John himself, what is the motive for his villainy?
B) He is plotting to take over as prince of Aragon
C) He simply enjoys wickedness for its own sake
D) His lover has been banished by Don Pedro
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