Quiz: Can You Hold Your Own In Simple Shakespeare Trivia?

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See if you know the barest minimum about The Bard...

This quiz is designed to see how much the quiz taker remembers about Shakespeare, his plays and sonnets, and basic facts about his life.

 Apr 23, 2016
1 of 10Pick your answer!
Shakespeare's first name is _________
Wilhelm
Winifred
William
2 of 10Pick your answer!
What is a bard?
barbershop gossiper
hippie folksinger
professional storyteller
3 of 10Pick your answer!
Shakespeare was born in _________
United Kingdom
France
Stratford, Connecticut
4 of 10Pick your answer!
One of his most popular plays is
Hemlock
Treasure Island
Hamlet
5 of 10Pick your answer!
His plays fall into 3 categories:
comedies, sitcoms, screenplays
tragedies, horror, romance
comedies, histories, tragedies
6 of 10Pick your answer!
A famous Shakespeare quote is:
To Everyone, Watch Out!
To My Own Self, Beware
To Thine Own Self, Be True
7 of 10Pick your answer!
When Hamlet says, "To be, or not to be" he means _________
be king, or not be king
commit suicide, or not
fall in love, or not
8 of 10Pick your answer!
Two commonly studied plays are ________
Macbeth and King Lear
King Richard IX and King Richard XL
Macbeth and King Leopold
9 of 10Pick your answer!
Shakespeare's poems are called ________
soliloquies
solos
sonnets
10 of 10Pick your answer!
"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" is a quote from __________
Sonnet 18, first line
Act 3, Page 4
Psalm 15, Verse 28
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