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Brush up your Shakespeare, and recall the writings of the Bard of Avon.   

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Trivia Quizzes in category Shakespeare
1
Shakespeare's Garden 15 questions

A quiz about the many herbs, flowers, trees, and plants mentioned in Shakespeare's plays and poems. Enjoy & Good Luck!
Difficult
jouen58
1938 plays
2
The Shakespeare Diaries 10 questions

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
2190 plays
3
R - Rated Moments in Shakespeare 10 questions

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!
Difficult
merylfederman
450 plays
4
The Bard's World of Wild Magical Truth 10 questions

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
540 plays
5
A Tea Time Quiz - Ten Shakespearean 'T's 10 questions

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.
Tough
Fifiona81
Feb 04 17
165 plays
6
William Shakespeare's Quiz 10 questions

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
1233 plays
7
Shakespeare Grab Bag 20 questions

I knew I'd get around to Shakespeare eventually...Enjoy this veritable grab bag, covering Shakespeare's plays, poetry, and life.
Difficult
skylarb
1458 plays
8
Hey, I'm Not Shakespeare! 10 questions

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
387 plays
9
Shakespeare's Sonnets 10 questions

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!
Tough
daver852
147 plays
10
Shakespeare For Dummies 10 questions

A quiz for those of you like me who didn't pay enough attention in English lessons at school!
Easy
Dizart
2757 plays
11
Shakespeare's Music 10 questions

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
369 plays
12
Legend of Shakespeare - Sonnet II 10 questions

Shakespeare wrote a total of 154 sonnets in his career. This quiz only covers one of these, Sonnet II.
Average
salami_swami
183 plays
13
Forecasting the Weather 10 questions

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
357 plays
14
Kingdoms Without Kings 10 questions

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...
Average
merylfederman
276 plays
15
Sad But True 10 questions

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.
Average
tazman6619
1080 plays
16
Prayer and Invocation in Shakespeare 10 questions

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
246 plays
17
Shakespeare's Riddles 15 questions

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
879 plays
18
Shakespeare 10 questions

Just ten questions about Shakespeare and his works. Hope you enjoy it!
Tough
Vicki19
1710 plays
19
Shakespeare and More 10 questions

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
1155 plays
20
Bleeding Off the Page 10 questions

This quiz contains questions relating to blood from many of Shakespeare's plays.
Average
jashed
342 plays
21
Through Shakespeare's Eyes 10 questions

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
270 plays
22
The Upstart Crow: A Literary Mystery 10 questions

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
195 plays
23
Legend of Shakespeare - Sonnet I 10 questions

Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets in his career. This quiz only covers one of these sonnets; sonnet number 1.
Average
salami_swami
177 plays
24
Shakespeare for Teenagers 10 questions

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
885 plays
25
Shakespeare, eh? 10 questions

I tried to make this one fun and challenging. I probably failed miserably, but let's see what you think.
Average
jmomsu
3693 plays
26
Shakespeare's Birds 10 questions

Shakespeare clearly possessed some fundamental ornithological knowledge. But exactly which birds did he refer to in his plays?
Tough
HobbitLady
189 plays
27
General Shakespeare 25 questions

This is a quiz on Shakespeare: sonnets, poems, plays, quotes and the man himself. I hope it's not too hard.
Tough
meals
1317 plays
28
Brush Up on Your Shakespeare 10 questions

A mixed bag of questions about good old Shakespeare.
Difficult
kelby_lake
435 plays
29
Shakespeare Plots , Characters , Quotes 10 questions

Discussing Shakespeare without a Basic Knowledge of the Plots , Characters etc. would not be a very sensible thing to do. So a quick revision of some 'Basics' via a lil quiz cannot be a waste of time. Everything follows the Multiple Choice procedure.
Average
chrissie_26
1581 plays
30
The Bawdy Bard 10 questions

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
504 plays
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