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Shakespearean Plays

written by: Eve
 
This is a general quiz on Shakespeare's enduring works. It contains questions on plot elements, major themes and famous lines.

Question 1:


The protagonist of this Shakespearean tragedy is a Moor in the service of the Republic of Venice.
King Lear
Macbeth
Hamlet
Othello

Question 2:


This tragedy, often referred to as "The Scottish Play", opens with the appearance of three witches amid thunder and lightning.
The Tempest
King Lear
Anthony and Cleopatra
Macbeth

Question 3:


What Shakespeare play opens with a street brawl in Verona between the servants of two feuding noble families?
The Two Noble Kinsmen
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Romeo and Juliet
The Taming of the Shrew

Question 4:


This history play by Shakespeare, focusing on a king's Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent reign of terror, contains the following exchange:
"No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity. "
"But I know none, and therefore am no beast."
Julius Caesar
Henry V
Richard III
King John

Question 5:


What Shakespearean tragedy, set in Denmark, explores the themes of treachery and revenge?
Othello
Hamlet
Winter's Tale
Romeo and Juliet

Question 6:


This comedy by Shakespeare, characterized by a lot of mix-ups and witty dialogue, involves two sets of identical twins.
As You Like It
Taming of the Shrew
The Merchant of Venice
The Comedy of Errors

Question 7:


One of the major themes of this romantic comedy, incorporating mythological elements, is summed up in Lysander's comment, “The course of true love never did run smooth”.
Much Ado About Nothing
The Tempest
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Twelfth Night

Question 8:


Shakespeare's history play "Henry V" depicts events occurring immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt. During which war was this battle fought?
the Hundred Years' War
the War of the Rough Wooing
the Prussian War
the Austro-Hungarian War

Question 9:


This pastoral comedy contains one of Shakespeare's most quoted monologues, which opens with the lines, "All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players".
As You Like It
The Winter's Tale
The Merry Wives of Windsor
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Question 10:


What Shakespearean play features a character who possesses magical powers?
Richard III
Hamlet
The Tempest
Othello

 


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