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Female Characters In Shakespeare's Plays
Shakespearean female characters reveal a great deal of women's status in Elizabethan England. This quiz covers different types of Shakespearean heroines, from the tragic innocent victims, to the strong-willed women and scheming villainesses.
Name the headstrong and sharp-tongued woman whose feisty spirit is tamed by Petruccio in Shakespeare's comedy "The Taming of the Shrew?
What Shakespearean character, who is the epitome of honesty and loyalty, is disinherited by her father, King Lear?
What Shakespearean heroine elopes with a man of a different race and later becomes an innocent victim of his wrath?
What Shakespearean character is resented by her son for marrying her husband's brother, Claudius?
Lady Anne Neville
Having survived a shipwreck, this character from the comedy "Twelfth Night" poses as a boy, named Cesario, and enters the service of Duke Orsino.
In a sleepwalking scene, depicted in one of the most popular Shakespearean tragedies, this Queen of Scotland, suffering from a guilty conscience, cries "Out, damned spot!"
How does young Juliet Capulet die in Shakespeare's tragedy "Romeo and Juliet"?
She stabs herself with a dagger.
She is poisoned by Rosaline.
She drowns herself.
She swallows poison.
In Shakespeare's history play "Richard III", this lady asked Richard, "Did you not kill my husband?" and got the following reply: "Your beauty which did haunt me in my sleep could make me undertake the death of all the world. "
Margaret of Anjou
The Duchess of York
What Shakespearean tragic heroine is advised by her father to "lock herself from Hamlet's resort"?
Which Shakespearean heroine is not correctly matched with the play in which she appears?
Lady Capulet - Romeo and Juliet
Beatrice - Much Ado About Nothing
The Three Witches - Macbeth
Titania - Twelfth Night
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