How well do YOU know Shakespeare?

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Test your knowledge on our 20 question quiz below.

It’s hard to beat the Bard.

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1. In which year was Shakespeare born?
1564
1664
1364
1565

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2. How many sonnets did Shakespeare write?

 
154
254
129
229

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3. In which Shakespeare play would you find the following stage direction….. “exit, pursued by a bear”?

 
The Winter's Tale
Macbeth
Romeo & Juliet
King Lear

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4. Which London theatre is Shakespeare commonly associated with?

 
The Globe
The Cross Garters
The Skull
The Three Witches

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5. In which English town is Shakespeare buried?

 
Stratford-upon-Avon
Stafford-upon-Avon
Straford-upon-Thames
Stafford-upon-Thames

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6. Touchstone is a character in which play?

 
As you like it
Othello
The Tempest
The Merchant of Venice

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7. Who was Shakespeare’s wife?

 
Anne Hathaway
Gwyneth Paltrow
Cameron Diaz
Judy Dench

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8. The Prince of Denmark is a character in which Shakespeare play?

 
Hamlet
Much Ado About Nothing
The Taming of the Shrew
Cymbeline

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9. Romeo and Juliet was set in which Italian city?

 
Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio in ROMEO AND JULIET (1996)
Verona
Rome
Milan
Venice

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10. What is Shakespeare's shortest play?

 
Comedy of Errors
Twelfth Night
All's Well that Ends Well
Love's Labours Lost

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11. How many children did Shakespeare have?

 
1
2
3
4

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12. Which of these is the name of one of Shakespeare's children?
Susanna
Sarah
Stacey
Cecil

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13. How many plays did Shakespeare write?

 
37
35
36
38

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14. From which play is the character Desdemona?

 

 
Othello
Henry V
A Midsummer Night's Dream
King John

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15. Who is King of the Fairies in ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream'?

 
Oberon
Puck
Malvolio
Romeo

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16. Is the movie ’Shakespeare in Love’ a true story?

 
Yes
No

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17. Which Shakespeare play is set in Sicilia and Bohemia?

 
The Winter's Tale
Twelfth Night
Timon of Athens
Edward III

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18. ‘If music be the food of love, play on’ are the opening lines of which Shakespeare play?

 
Twelfth Night
Othello
Macbeth
King George V

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19. Regan was the daughter of which Shakespeare king?

 
King Lear
Macbeth
Orsino
Juliet

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20. What is Melbourne Shakespeare Company's upcoming musical production?

 
The Winter's Tale  
Romeo and Juliet
Macbeth
King Lear

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Peter J Snee

Peter is a British born creative, working in the live entertainment industry. He holds an honours degree in Performing Arts and has over 12 years combined work experience in producing, directing and managing artistic programs & events. Peter has traversed the UK, Europe and Australia pursuing his interest in theatre. He is inspired by great stories and passionately driven by pursuing opportunities to tell them.

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