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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.
Othello
King Lear
Hamlet
Macbeth

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

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."
King John
Henry V
Richard III
Julius Caesar

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

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”.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Twelfth Night
Much Ado About Nothing
The Tempest

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 War of the Rough Wooing
the Prussian War
the Hundred Years' 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".
The Winter's Tale
A Midsummer Night's Dream
As You Like It
The Merry Wives of Windsor

Question 10:


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

 


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