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Shakespeare Quiz x 100 questions

100 questions on the life and works of William Shakespeare - celebrating “Shakespeare 400” – 400 Years of The Bard’s Legacy)

1: “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” This highly controversial line in Henry V1 Part II was delivered by the character called..?

A: Jack Cade B: Dick the Butcher C: Dick Plantagenet

2:  King Lear has three daughters - Goneril, Cordelia   and …..?

A: Regan B: Rapunzel C: Rhianna

3: How old is Juliet Capulet when she first meets Romeo Montague?

A: Not quite 17 B: Not quite 16 C: Not quite 14

4: What does Juliet say to Romeo after he kisses her for the first time?

A: “You kiss like a sailor”. B: “You kiss by th’ book”. C: “You kiss like a schoolboy”.

5: “Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.”

This is a line by Julius Caesar in Act 2, scene 2 of the play. It was a favourite Shakespeare quote of..?

A: President Kennedy B: Nelson Mandela C: Martin Luther King

6: In The Two Gentlemen of Verona a cheeky little dog appears on stage and he’s a real scene stealer. The dog’s fishy name is?

A: Barnacle B: Scampi C: Crab

7:  The original Globe Theatre had a small room where all the admission money paid by the audience was kept. This room was called…The?

A: Green Room B: Box Office C: Counting Room

8: In 1613 the original Globe Theatre was destroyed by fire. What caused the fire?

A: Lightning strike B: Puritans set fire to it C: Theatrical cannon misfired on stage.

9: Anne Hathaway, a farmer’s daughter, was probably three months pregnant when she married William Shakespeare in November 1582. Anne was aged 26 and the groom was…?

A: Eighteen B: Twenty-two C: Twenty-six

10: Shakespeare died in 1616, but even today much controversy concerns his will. All he left his wife Anne Hathaway was his…?

A: Second best house B: Second best cutlery set C: Second best bed

Author: Alan Veitch

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