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1 Shakespeare Headlines!
Picture each Shakespeare play as a series of flash headlines on a newspaper or a news home page!
Average
10 Q
coventry815
Apr 30 12
2922 plays
2 More Songs from Shakespeare's Plays
An addendum to my previous quiz on Shakespearean songs. You must guess which play each song comes from (except for question 14). Good Luck & Enjoy!
Difficult
15 Q
jouen58
Jun 30 03
2688 plays
3 Shakespeare Limericks 2
By popular demand, "Parte the Seconde" of my Shakespeare Limericks quiz. Can you identify the plays from the limericks below? Read the limerick and type in the name of the play.
Average
5 Q
Islingtonian
Aug 14 02
7914 plays
4 Playing the Fool
Shakespeare uses "fools" in many of his plays. Although many are jesters or clowns, the main thing they share is their ability to outwit or point out flaws in other characters - often characters more important than themselves.
Average
10 Q
AdamM7
Mar 09 14
78 plays
5 Shakespeare By Body Count
Who says Shakespeare's plays are boring? This quiz will count down the ten bloodiest plays in the Bard's canon to determine which one has the most deaths. Spoilers abound in this quiz.
Average
10 Q
adams627
Jun 22 10
690 plays
6 Shakespeare Play Summaries in Four Words
Just for fun. I have taken ten plays by the Bard and distilled them down to four words, which describe either the complete action of a play or a key scene/subplot. (Plot and ending spoilers follow.)
Easy
10 Q
Caseena
Jul 26 10
1611 plays
7 Rhyme and Treason
Shakespeare's plays are full of acts of betrayal (although not all are technically treason). Can you identify the plays where these examples occur? (Caution: spoilers ahead if you haven't read or seen the plays.)
Average
10 Q
looney_tunes
Feb 10 14
297 plays
8 Losing It in Shakespeare's Plays
I simply don't understand people who find Shakespeare dull and boring. When a character in Shakespeare goes over the edge, he/she REALLY goes over the edge. Submitted for your approval...
Average
10 Q
jouen58
Aug 27 03
6438 plays
9 Which Play?
It struck me that if Shakespeare's plays had really happened, they'd be breaking news, so I've written some news stories about a few of his plays. Contains spoilers!
Average
10 Q
VerticalDancer
Sep 09 09
2871 plays
10 The Key to a Happy Marriage
A lot of Shakespeare plays end with a wedding, but what of the characters who spend most of their plays married? Identify the play where the following married couples try to work things out!
Average
10 Q
merylfederman
Apr 15 13
198 plays
11 I'm Hungry
Identify the Shakespeare play in which each of the following food quotes appears.
Tough
10 Q
JellyTrollMorton
Apr 30 02
1701 plays
12 Shakespeare Limericks
Can you identify the Shakespeare plays from the limericks below? Read the limerick and type in the name of the play!
Average
5 Q
Islingtonian
Apr 09 02
4692 plays
13 Women in Shakespeare's Plays
There are not many women in Shakespeare's plays, although in some they play a very important part. In Shakespeare's day the parts of women were played by boys. I give you the woman. You name the play.
Average
10 Q
minch
Aug 15 00
5658 plays
14 More Than Words
Shakespeare's plays feature lots of pretty words, but there are also many key stage images and actions as well - name the play in which the following image/action occurs!
Average
10 Q
merylfederman
May 19 12
294 plays
15 Book Titles From Shakespeare
I'll give you the title of a book which comes from Shakespeare. You tell me the play the quote comes from.
Difficult
25 Q
wordnerd
Jun 01 02
2931 plays
16 Much Ado About Muffins
What could be better than enjoying Shakespeare alongside a tasty, sweet treat? For while the one feeds the mind, the other sustains the belly. So let's move on to the plays of the Bard, with a muffin in hand of course!
Average
10 Q
poshprice
Oct 31 12
306 plays
17 Who Are Shakespeare's Chattiest Characters?
All you need to do is work out in which of Shakespeare's plays the following characters have the most lines to speak.
Average
10 Q
Bazzoomer
Nov 15 09
636 plays
18 Songs From Shakespeare's Plays
Nearly every one of Shakespeare's plays contains one or more songs, most of them with lyrics by the Bard. See if you can match the songs to the plays they come from. Good Luck!
Difficult
15 Q
jouen58
Mar 04 03
873 plays
19 Tough Anagrams of Shakespearean Plays
All of these Anagrams are titles of plays by Shakespeare. They get tougher (I think) as you go.
Average
10 Q
robert362
Dec 08 00
2964 plays
20 Shakespeare's Plays in the Movies
All of these movies are based upon Will Shakespeare's plays. Just match the play to the movie. Verified by the IMDb
Tough
10 Q
awkins
Jan 19 01
4422 plays
21 Guess the Play from the Characters
Guess the Shakespeare play from the characters listed....and I haven't listed all the main ones which would make it too easy. Go make your lit teacher proud!
Average
10 Q
Ruma
Sep 25 00
5910 plays
22 Shakespeare Limericks 3
Absolutely the last part of my "Shakespeare Limericks" quiz. Can you identify the plays from the limericks below? Read the limerick and type in the name of the play.
Average
5 Q
Islingtonian
Aug 15 02
3279 plays
23 Name that Book II: SHAKESPEARE!
Ten question quiz is about Shakespeare's plays. I have read them and have seen some of them on stage and have seen some of the film versions of them.
Easy
10 Q
JsusFreak
Jul 21 00
5505 plays
24 Shakespearian Characters
Who's in which Shakespearian play? Come and have a go! Best of luck!
Average
10 Q
Bronte
Mar 15 01
5406 plays
25 Help, Shakespeare, I'm Dying!
I give you a quote from a dying character, you tell me from which play it was taken. Good luck!
Tough
10 Q
poodog
Aug 21 03
1959 plays
26 Shakespeare's Plays
I will give you the characters at the opening of the play, and their location. You name the play.
Tough
10 Q
awkins
Oct 26 00
3552 plays
27 Get Thee to a Nunnery
The Bard knew how to insult in a way that has yet to be paralleled. Using your knowledge of Shakespeare's works and cunning wit, determine which plays provide the origin for the following slurs.
Tough
10 Q
biangyo
Nov 04 06
1041 plays
28 The Immortal Words of the Bard of Avon
I will give you a line from one of Shakespeare's plays. You tell me the name of the play containing those lines.
Difficult
10 Q
BenjiSim
Aug 24 03
1356 plays
29 I Ask You Is It Bad To Steal From The Bard?
Shakespeare has been a fruitful source of literary inspiration for many authors in the USA and the UK. Many have 'stolen' or 'borrowed' lines from his poetic works to become titles of their novels or plays. Can you identify the source?
Tough
10 Q
bracklaman
Oct 31 06
873 plays
30 Match Storyline to Shakespeare Play
I'll supply a brief description of the plot, you choose the correct Shakespearean play.
Tough
5 Q
ravenskye
Mar 20 01
4356 plays
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* They come from two warring and feuding families yet, they fall deeply in love, marry, and commit suicide ALL in one week. What is the name of this play?
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* There is some cross-dressing involved in this hilarious comedy. There is also some romance and a couple of idiots who play a practical joke on some guy who was somewhat of a prude. What is the name of this play?
* This play is sort of a cross between "Survivor" and "Gilligan's Island". Some guy lives on an island with his infant daughter and....well, I'll let you find out by reading it. What is the play called?
* He longs to be the King of Scotland. His wife longs for him to be the King of Scotland and gets him to kill the current King to fulfill his goal. What is the name of this play?


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