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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.
Hamlet
King Lear
Othello
Macbeth

Question 2:


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

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
Romeo and Juliet
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
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."
Richard III
King John
Henry V
Julius Caesar

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

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”.
Twelfth Night
A Midsummer Night's Dream
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 Austro-Hungarian War
the War of the Rough Wooing
the Prussian War
the Hundred Years' 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
The Merry Wives of Windsor
A Midsummer Night's Dream
As You Like It

Question 10:


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

 


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