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trivia quiz  Shakespeare's Garden Editor choice cool 15 questions
Difficult, 15 Qns, jouen58, Feb 14 04

A quiz about the many herbs, flowers, trees, and plants mentioned in Shakespeare's plays and poems. Enjoy & Good Luck!
Difficult
jouen58
Feb 14 04
1968 plays
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trivia quiz  The Shakespeare Diaries Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jul 31 09

In a tea chest in an ancient cottage, the diaries of William Shakespeare were recently discovered. I was tasked to translate them into modern English. The entries are rather oblique, but they all point to works by, or about, the great man.
Average
darksplash gold member
Jul 31 09
2313 plays
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photo quiz  The Bard's World of Wild Magical Truth cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Nov 24 13

Let's bear witness to the magical moments of the Shakespeare canon with these beautiful images of the supernatural visiting the Bard's characters.
Average
merylfederman gold member
Nov 24 13
564 plays
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trivia quiz  R - Rated Moments in Shakespeare cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Feb 13 12

You might think that Shakespeare is all about doublet and hose, Elizabethan propriety, and the strictly PG. Let me disabuse you of that notion as we explore the violent, the racy, and the titillating of Billy's canon. Spoiler warning up front!
Tough
merylfederman gold member
Feb 13 12
471 plays
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trivia quiz  William Shakespeare's Quiz cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, uglybird, Sep 26 04

Did the Bard really write a Trivia quiz on his own plays? Submit thyself to the inquisition and to thine own conclusion come.
Tough
uglybird gold member
Sep 26 04
1269 plays
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trivia quiz  Hey, I'm Not Shakespeare! cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, daver852, May 31 12

Shakespeare is so famous that many people think he was the only writer in Elizabethan England. I'm going to let some contemporaries of the Bard tell you about themselves in their own words, and your job is to identify them. Let's have some fun.
Tough
daver852 gold member
May 31 12
402 plays
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trivia quiz  Shakespeare Grab Bag cool 20 questions
Difficult, 20 Qns, skylarb, Mar 17 03

I knew I'd get around to Shakespeare eventually...Enjoy this veritable grab bag, covering Shakespeare's plays, poetry, and life.
Difficult
skylarb
Mar 17 03
1584 plays
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trivia quiz  Shakespeare's Music cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jeremyB, Mar 25 04

Shakespeare uses music very cleverly to heighten moods or to change or dispel moods. I love his songs particularly when played on historic instruments. Let this quiz take you through some of his musical interludes.
Average
jeremyB
Mar 25 04
381 plays
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match quiz  A Tea Time Quiz - Ten Shakespearean 'T's cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Feb 04 17

Grab a cup of tea and test your knowledge of Shakespeare with this quiz. All you have to do is correctly match each 'T' character with the short description given of the play in which they appear.
Average
Fifiona81 editor
Feb 04 17
252 plays
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trivia quiz  Legend of Shakespeare - Sonnet II cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Nov 26 13

Shakespeare wrote a total of 154 sonnets in his career. This quiz only covers one of these, Sonnet II.
Average
salami_swami gold member
Nov 26 13
189 plays
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trivia quiz  Shakespeare For Dummies cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Dizart, Oct 29 10

A quiz for those of you like me who didn't pay enough attention in English lessons at school!
Easy
Dizart gold member
Oct 29 10
2844 plays
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trivia quiz  Shakespeare's 'Non-Historical' Queens cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Oct 06 18

Lots of English queens appeared in Shakespeare's history plays, but his tragedies, comedies and "problem plays" also contained their fair share of female royalty. This quiz is about them.
Average
Fifiona81 editor
Oct 06 18
180 plays
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trivia quiz  Forecasting the Weather cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 17 14

Many of Shakespeare's characters suffered at the hands of the weather, or made reference to it in their speeches. If only they'd listened to the weather forecast, they might have avoided some of the problems that befell them.
Tough
rossian editor
Mar 17 14
393 plays
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trivia quiz  Kingdoms Without Kings cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Feb 16 12

There are many times in Shakespeare's works where a kingdom will be between rulers, have a confusion as to who is the king, or otherwise be a seemingly rudderless ship. Answer these questions about such instances - Long live the King! Whoever that is...
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merylfederman gold member
Feb 16 12
288 plays
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trivia quiz  Sad But True 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, tazman6619, Jan 27 12

A Metallica quiz? Not even. This quiz will look at ten Shakespearean Tragedies and how they exemplify the phrase 'sad but true'. Each question will begin with a synopsis of the sad but true event portrayed.
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tazman6619 gold member
Jan 27 12
1287 plays
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trivia quiz  Shakespeare's Sonnets 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, daver852, Oct 26 15

This is a quiz about the sonnets of William Shakespeare. You will not have to identify sonnets by number. But it is likely to be quite challenging if you are not a Shakespeare buff!
Average
daver852 gold member
Oct 26 15
159 plays
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trivia quiz  Shakespeare's Riddles 15 questions
Difficult, 15 Qns, jeremyB, Nov 24 03

Many of Shakespeare's plays contain riddles or contests. This tricky quiz features several of the most famous scenes. Can you solve these questions on questions?
Difficult
jeremyB
Nov 24 03
885 plays
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trivia quiz  Shakespeare and More 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, GypsyQueen, Aug 08 00

Here are a few questions about appearances of the Bard's works in today's world, as well as some tidbits about some lesser-known plays and sonnets. Enjoy!
Tough
GypsyQueen
Aug 08 00
1167 plays
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trivia quiz  Prayer and Invocation in Shakespeare 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Jul 05 13

Shakespeare's characters will every so often pray or invoke supernatural powers - can you answer these questions about such religious and supernatural moments?
Average
merylfederman gold member
Jul 05 13
255 plays
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trivia quiz  Bleeding Off the Page 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jashed, Feb 24 13

This quiz contains questions relating to blood from many of Shakespeare's plays.
Average
jashed
Feb 24 13
345 plays
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trivia quiz  Through Shakespeare's Eyes 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, MissCirrus, Mar 27 16

To William Shakespeare, eyes were the window to the soul. They were also many other things - how many of these references do you recogn'eyes'? Let's see...
Average
MissCirrus gold member
Mar 27 16
285 plays
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trivia quiz  Legend of Shakespeare - Sonnet I 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Jan 20 12

Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets in his career. This quiz only covers one of these sonnets; sonnet number 1.
Tough
salami_swami gold member
Jan 20 12
180 plays
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trivia quiz  Shakespeare 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Vicki19, Apr 08 01

Just ten questions about Shakespeare and his works. Hope you enjoy it!
Tough
Vicki19
Apr 08 01
1740 plays
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trivia quiz  The Upstart Crow: A Literary Mystery 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, daver852, Jun 17 14

This is a quiz about the famous quotation concerning an "upstart Crow" that is said to be the first mention of William Shakespeare in print. It is likely to be very difficult if you do not have some familiarity with Elizabethan history and literature.
Difficult
daver852 gold member
Jun 17 14
198 plays
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trivia quiz  Shakespeare for Teenagers 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, munchkinwizard, Feb 20 07

This is a quiz intended for the people who don't really like Shakespeare, or perhaps do not fully understand his plays. Hopefully this will provide some perspective.
Average
munchkinwizard
Feb 20 07
909 plays
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trivia quiz  Shakespeare, eh? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jmomsu, Oct 20 00

I tried to make this one fun and challenging. I probably failed miserably, but let's see what you think.
Average
jmomsu
Oct 20 00
3891 plays
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trivia quiz  Shakespeare's Birds 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, HobbitLady, Mar 12 13

Shakespeare clearly possessed some fundamental ornithological knowledge. But exactly which birds did he refer to in his plays?
Tough
HobbitLady
Mar 12 13
192 plays
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trivia quiz  General Shakespeare 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, meals, Mar 13 02

This is a quiz on Shakespeare: sonnets, poems, plays, quotes and the man himself. I hope it's not too hard.
Tough
meals
Mar 13 02
1332 plays
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trivia quiz  Brush Up on Your Shakespeare 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, kelby_lake, Jan 31 10

A mixed bag of questions about good old Shakespeare.
Difficult
kelby_lake
Jan 31 10
441 plays
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trivia quiz  The Bawdy Bard 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, bagendbo, Nov 18 02

There's not much information on the Bard's private life, which leads us to speculate on William Shakespeare's inspiration and influences in general. Imagine him then, during a typical day, speaking with those who knew him - in the language we love!
Tough
bagendbo
Nov 18 02
510 plays
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