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QUIZ! Shakespeare – The Misc

In honour of Mr Shakespeare’s birthday on April 23rd, a short series of quizzes on all things Shakespeare.

These questions have been adapted from the For Reading Addicts Big Book of Shakespeare Quizzes which is on sale at:


  • Question of

    What was the name of the theatre company that William Shakespeare performed, co-managed and wrote for?

    • The Lord Chamberlain’s Men
    • The Queen’s Men
  • Question of

    What item of furniture did Shakespeare famously leave his wife, Anne, in his will?

    • The second-best bed
    • His writing desk
  • Question of

    Which comedy is mainly set in the Forest of Arden?

    • As You Like It
    • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Question of

    Which history is mainly set in London?

    • Henry VI part 1
    • Henry V
  • Question of

    How many children did William and Anne have?

    • 3
    • 5
  • Question of

    Which character’s final words are, ‘The rest is silence’?

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    • Hamlet
    • Othello
  • Question of

    How many sonnets are published together?

    • 154
    • 122
  • Question of

    Finish the title of one of Shakespeare’s narrative poems: The Phoenix and the —

    • Turtle
    • Hare
  • Question of

    Which play opens with the line: ‘Two households, both alike in dignity’?

    • Romeo and Juliet
    • The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Question of

    In which play did Shakespeare coin the phrase ‘without rhyme or reason’?

    • Julius Caesar
    • The Comedy of Errors
  • Question of

    In which play did Shakespeare coin the phrase ‘heart of gold’?

    • Macbeth
    • Timon of Athens
  • Question of

    The Globe Theatre in London has a candlelit winter Playhouse, who is it named after?

    • Sam Wanamaker
    • William Shakespeare
  • Question of

    Where in the US is The Old Globe Theatre?

    • San Diego
    • Chicago
  • Question of

    What is the missing animal in this quote: ‘What, is the jay more precious than the —/Because his feathers are more beautiful?’

    • lark
    • dove
  • Question of

    Which character is buried chest deep and left to starve?

    • Alan
    • Alarbus
  • Question of

    From which play is this stage direction: ‘Gets into the basket; they cover him with foul linen’?

    • The Merry Wives of Windsor
    • Henry IV part 2
  • Question of

    For the last 60 years (approx) which play was most performed around the world?

    • A Midsummer Night’ Dream
    • Hamlet
  • Question of

    Which female character speaks the most words?

    • Rosalind
    • Cleopatra
  • Question of

    Which play has the highest body count?

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    • Titus Andronicus
    • Hamlet
  • Question of

    Which character’s name is the most popular Shakespearean baby name in the UK and US?

    • Olivia
    • Katherine

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