Sunday, 23 April 2023

Literature Quiz 17: William Shakespeare Quiz 1

Literature Quiz 17: William Shakespeare Quiz 1


This World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2020, we present you a quiz on William Shakespeare, English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. Let's check how much we know about Shakespeare and his works.


1. Which one of the following plays by Shakespeare tells the story of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth?
The Tempest
A Midsummer Night"s Dream
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors

2. Name the poet who praised William Shakespeare as "not of an age, but for all time"
William Wordsworth
Samuel Coolridge
P B Shelley
Ben Jonson

3. Which is the shortest play by William Shakespeare?
The Comedy of Errors
Romeo and Juliet
The Merchant of Venice
Hamlet

4. Which of the William Shakespeare's plays is the longest?
Romeo and Juliet
The Tempest
Hamlet
A Midsummer Night"s Dream

5. In which Italian city is the play Romeo and Juliet set?
Paris
Verona
Rome
Venice

6. This is the most produced and most filmed play by William Shakespeare
The Tempest
Hamlet
Julius Caesar
Romeo and Juliet

7. All the Shakespeare plays are written in a mixture of verse and prose, except two. Which one of the following is the correct pair?
a. Hamlet and Tempest
b. King Lear and Julius Caesar
c. Richard II and King John
d. The Comedy or Errors and Hamlet
A
B
C
D

8. How many plays did William Shakespeare write?
50
37
66
27

9. Which one of these plays is NOT written by Shakespeare?
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Cymbeline
The Winter's Tale
Pygmalion

10. In which one of the following plays of Shakespeare, will you find the vengeful Jewish moneylender Shylock?
The Comedy of Errors
All's Well That Ends Well
The Merchant of Venice
A Midsummer Night"s Dream

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