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Shakespeare - The Almighty Bard

written by: Jeopardybound
 
Think you know Shakespeare and his works? With 37 plays (38 if you count The Two Noble Kinsmen) and 154 sonnets, he was one prolific son of a gun! Give this quiz a try and see just how well you know the "Bard of Avon".

Question 1:


Name William Shakespeare's wife who had the same name as the famous actress from The Princess Diaries.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 2:


William Shakespeare had two daughters and one son, named Susanna, Judith, and Hamlet.
True
False

Question 3:


From what Shakespeare play did Aldous Huxley derive the title of his famous novel, "Brave New World"?
Richard III
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Winter's Tale
The Tempest

Question 4:


The popular Globe Theatre was owned by actors in what famous playing company of the Elizabethan age?
Shakespeare's Troupe
The Burbage Players
King James's Merry Men
Lord Chamberlain's Men

Question 5:


Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616. What other famous author died on the same day?
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Dante Alighieri
Ben Jonson
Christopher Marlowe

Question 6:


Alphabetically, which Shakespeare play comes first?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 7:


What character from the play Hamlet made famous the line, "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark!"?
Ophelia
Marcellus
King Claudius
Horatio

Question 8:


Which Shakespeare comedy contains the following lesser known characters: Quince, Snug, Snout, Flute, Bottom, and Starveling?
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Tempest
As You Like It
Much Ado About Nothing

Question 9:


The drama, "My Own Private Idaho", starring Keanu Reeves and the late River Phoenix, is adapted from this Shakespeare play.
Henry VI
Henry IV
Richard III
King John

Question 10:


Subtitled "The Moor of Venice", what Shakespeare tragedy involves a misplaced handkerchief that helps to evoke the title character's jealousy of his suspected cheating wife?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 11:


For what role did Laurence Olivier win a Best Actor Oscar in 1948?
Othello
Hamlet
Henry V
Richard III

Question 12:


The famous "Wedding March" is incorporated in the music that German composer Felix Mendelssohn wrote in 1842 for what Shakespeare play?
Much Ado About Nothing
Romeo and Juliet
King Lear
A Midsummer Night's Dream

 


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