Shakespeare Quotes Quiz

Can you fill the blanks in these famous quotes from the works of William Shakespeare?
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Last updated: December 9, 2019
First submittedAugust 9, 2012
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Hamlet
To be, or not to be, that is the question
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark
To thine own self be true
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so
Romeo & Juliet
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet
O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?
Parting is such sweet sorrow
A plague on both your houses
Richard III
Now is the winter of our discontent
My kingdom for a horse
Macbeth
Something wicked this way comes
Out, damn'd spot!
Sonnet 18
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day
Julius Caesar
Beware the ides of March
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears
The Merchant of Venice
All that glisters is not gold
King Henry VI
The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers
Give the devil his due
The Tempest
We are such stuff as dreams are made on
As You Like It
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players
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Level 20
Sep 27, 2012
For some random reason, I always thought it was "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your spears".... I guess it rhymes lol with the true answer.
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Level 27
Sep 29, 2012
It's As You Like It, not As You Like.
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Level 14
Dec 21, 2012
Yeah it should be AS YOU LIKE IT
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Level 40
Jan 19, 2013
The lawyers quote was new to me... but you know... good advice. Hmm... maybe bankers 1st.
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Level 72
Aug 27, 2013
The only reason i knew that one is from an Eagles song from their Hell Freezes Over album called "Get Over It." The line is "...old Billy was right...let's kill all the lawyers...kill 'em tonight." I never knew who the heck Old Billy was...turns out "Old Billy" is Billy Shakespere. Weird.
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Level 58
Jul 22, 2014
I leanred something new... and really cool, too!
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Level 73
Jan 13, 2015
It may seem good advice, but the character that speaks it is NOT a hero. It's not Shakespeare's actual sentiment.
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Level 49
Jan 23, 2015
shocked, but maybe you have not had experiences with weird people that love that quote and really want to murder lawyers (of course they will call one once they are caught) lol
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Level 69
Jul 31, 2013
Wow. I got 11 of them and I've only read his sonnets. I guess some of them have become more like sayings.
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Level 67
Nov 20, 2015
You'd be surprised how many popular sayings, and even words, were first used by shakespeare
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Level 53
May 15, 2014
Finally! A quiz in my field!
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Level 79
Jan 23, 2015
Thanks for accepting "glitters" for glisters! Had to look it up - never knew the original was actually glisters.
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Level 52
Oct 13, 2018
glitters is WRONG it's a misquote like alas, poor Yorrick i knew him...(no well)
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Level 65
Apr 28, 2015
I'm embarrassed by my failure in the Macbeth quotes, I only learned it twice in school....
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Level 54
Apr 29, 2015
Great quiz thank you. Annoyed that I missed one though - guess I haven't been paying the devil his due........
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Level 45
Aug 26, 2015
'let's kill all the lawyers' made me laugh out loud :'D
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Level 58
Sep 21, 2015
We all hate our lawyers ;( !
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Level 62
Mar 9, 2016
Macbeth has a lot of better quotes.
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Level 53
Nov 8, 2017
If that chick don' curdle your blood, you ain't got none.
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Level 42
Apr 12, 2020
"What, you egg!"
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Level 70
Aug 1, 2020
Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe topful Of direst cruelty, if that's all right with the rest of you.
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Level 78
Feb 28, 2017
Odd. For Richard III and "My kingdom for a ....", it wouldn't accept "beer", no matter how many times I typed it. :-P
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Level 70
Apr 29, 2017
Great quiz, I surprised myself getting 18/20 but many of these quotes although coined by Shakespeare have become sayings. I missed the "kill the lawyers" and missed 'Dreams' although I have heard it often enough.
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Level 37
Nov 8, 2017
Since Henry VI was English, wouldn't he have said: "... Let's kill all the Solicitors" or "Let's kill all the Barristers." ?
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Level 41
Aug 1, 2020
No, we use the term lawyer here too. Solicitors and barristers are types of lawyer.
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Level 47
Aug 3, 2020
Henry VI was also speaking 100 years or so before English was used in the Americas so probably fair to say that the American English term comes from the same source.
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Level 66
Nov 8, 2017
Whilst understandable, 'glitter' should probably not be allowed as a type-in, in a quotations quiz, where the idea is to get the quote right. I know glister is an archaic word for glitter, but it's still the only word that should be acceptable as the answer.
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Level 78
Aug 1, 2020
It must be from the New Revised Standard Shakespeare.
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Level 73
Aug 2, 2020
I tried glisten several times before realising my error and changing to glister
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Level 60
Nov 8, 2017
Thou shalt not to this quiz answer wrong
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Level 59
Nov 8, 2017
Outdoors Shop's Advertising..... "Now is the winter of our discount tents" A classic !
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Level 67
Dec 1, 2019
Disco tents?
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Level 56
Nov 8, 2017
No idea why, but I kept thinking that it was winter's day and not summer's day
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Level 79
Nov 8, 2017
In the answer stats, "Give the {devil} his due" is listed as Henry IV instead of Henry VI.
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Level 70
Nov 9, 2017
Henry IV, part 1.
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Level 65
Nov 9, 2017
Double, double toil and trouble, Fire burn and cauldron bubble... my favourite quote.
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Level 68
Oct 15, 2020
Henry VI, not King Henry VI.