Do You Even Know Anything About Shakespeare?

Probably not. But, even so, try to answer these multiple choice questions about William Shakespeare and his many plays.
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Last updated: April 18, 2020
First submittedApril 18, 2020
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1. In what London theatre were many of Shakespeare's plays originally performed?
The Yellow Rose
The Red Lion
The Globe
2. How old was Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet"?
49
13
33
21
3. What prop does Hamlet hold when he says "Alas, poor Yorick!"
a Sword
a Cross
an Apple
a Skull
4. What is the name of the sorcerer from "The Tempest"?
Rosencrantz
Ophelia
Prospero
Mercutio
5. Where was Shakespeare born?
Stratford-upon-Avon
New York City
York
London
6. Who actually wrote most of Shakespeare's plays?
Christopher Marlowe
Queen Elizabeth
William Shakespeare
Sir Francis Bacon
7. What play's title do actors not dare to utter aloud, for fear of bad luck?
Macbeth
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Richard III
Julius Caesar
8. By what nickname is William Shakespeare commonly known?
The Bard
The Soothsayer
The Swain
The Troubadour
9. What would Richard III give his kingdom for?
a Horse
Gold
Water
Love
10. What type of creature is Puck?
Leprechaun
Satyr
Dragon
Fairy
11. What did Shylock demand in "The Merchant of Venice"?
A pound of silk
A pound of fish
A pound of gold
A pound of flesh
12. Which of these is the title of an actual Shakespeare play?
The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Scorpion
The Taming of the Swan
The Taming of the Stallion
13. What is Othello's ethnicity?
Moorish
Indian
Italian
Bohemian
14. Where did "Hamlet" take place?
It doesn't say
Denmark
Greece
England
15. Which of these words does NOT appear in the title of a Shakespeare play?
Henry
Solitude
Merry
Ado
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Level 72
Apr 18, 2020
So, its a new quiz, but the answer to the question posed by the title of the quiz so far is, Yes. Quite a bit! :)
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Level 73
Apr 18, 2020
"Skull? Nah, that's a common cliché but not actually used during that scene." (after giving up) "Wait, the question IS about the scene in which Hamlet holds the skull!"
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Level 77
Apr 18, 2020
Quite easy, I had to guess only Puck. Now let's try to master the Shakespeare's plays quiz ...
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Level 68
Apr 20, 2020
The only I missed was Puck (chose satyr), so I guess I do know something about the Bard.
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Level 72
May 2, 2020
This was fun! It was easy, true, but sometimes it’s nice to have an easy quiz that is just plain enjoyable and reminds you of knowledge you haven’t had to access in a long time.
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Level 65
May 10, 2020
I must say, I think that 12 is an OK score. Thing is, I live near Stratford upon Avon, where Shakespeare was born
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Level 60
Jul 8, 2020
I aced this one, but it could have stood a couple of trickier questions.
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Level 83
Jul 8, 2020
I was expecting this to be hard, but I got them all. I guess I do know quite a bit about Shakespeare.
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Level 30
Jul 8, 2020
Funnily enough, the only reason I knew it was skull was because of that one Family Guy clip of them making fun of Hamlet...
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Level 79
Jul 8, 2020
Agree with most of the other posts here... very easy.
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Level 65
Jul 9, 2020
If you know more than a bit about Shakespeare.
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Level 79
Jul 9, 2020
It might have helped that as an English major I had to take two semesters of this at university... but I think I would have known all of these even if I hadn't taken either of those classes. I might have had a 50% chance to miss the last one. The rest I learned in high school or through pop culture.
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Level 64
Jul 9, 2020
Generally, people who read Shakespeare read a lot of him. I breezed through this myself. I expect anyone who reads him would do the same.
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Level 65
Jul 10, 2020
I learned Shakespeare's Macbeth in class this school year and got 10/15.
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Level 79
Jul 13, 2020
Jack.. are you still in high school?
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Level 64
Jul 9, 2020
One of my favorite bits of Shakespeare trivia is that Julius Caesar has, by far, the fewest lines of Shakespear's title characters. He dies at the beginning of Act 3, and both Brutus and Antony (and maybe even Cassius) have more lines than he does in the play bearing his name. In every other play named after a person, the title character has the most lines.
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Level 46
Jul 9, 2020
The question: Do you know anything about Shakespeare? The answer: No.
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Level 65
Jul 10, 2020
You must have at least known that he was English? and that he was a playwright?
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Level 46
Jul 10, 2020
Yeah, but I only got 4 out of 15 of these questions. Deduce what you will from that.
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Level 67
Jul 10, 2020
Twas Sherlock that did the deductions, not Shakespeare ;) (or was that induction, or even abduction ;) )
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Level 60
Jul 11, 2020
I got 87% for absolutely no reason,some of these sounded crazy enough to be right and some were random trivia. Apparently I know more about Shakespeare than I thought.