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You know the titles of Shakespeare's plays, but can you choose the right one for each of these questions? You might be given a quote, or a character, or a plot summary. Or a bit of each.   

There are 34 quizzes and 345 trivia questions in this category.
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Shakespeare Headlines!

Picture each Shakespeare play as a series of flash headlines on a newspaper or a news home page!
Average (10 qns)
Apr 30 12
4074 plays
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 qns)
Jun 30 03
2835 plays
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 qns)
Aug 14 02
8112 plays
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 qns)
Jun 22 10
906 plays
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.)
Average (10 qns)
Jul 26 10
2529 plays
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 qns)
Sep 09 09
3681 plays
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 qns)
Aug 27 03
6987 plays
At the End of the Play

These images portray moments from Act Five of Shakespeare plays - tell me which one!
Tough (10 qns)
May 31 14
549 plays
I'm Hungry

Identify the Shakespeare play in which each of the following food quotes appears.
Tough (10 qns)
Apr 30 02
1770 plays
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 qns)
Feb 10 14
1584 plays
Why do Fools Fall in Love?

Match the Shakespearean lovers with the play they appeared in.
Average (10 qns)
Sep 23 14
429 plays
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 qns)
Jun 01 02
3045 plays
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 qns)
Aug 15 00
5835 plays
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 qns)
Apr 15 13
312 plays
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.
Tough (10 qns)
Mar 09 14
339 plays
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 qns)
Apr 09 02
4884 plays
Shakespeare In Haiku

A straightforward quiz. Read the poem. Identify the play. That's all there is to it!
Easy (10 qns)
Apr 05 15
534 plays
Jersey Shakespeare

Ever wonder what would happen if Shakespeare had set his plays in New Jersey? This quiz reimagines ten of his plays with a Jersey-style twist. Can you identify the masterpieces?
Average (10 qns)
May 30 15
465 plays
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.
Easy (10 qns)
Nov 15 09
801 plays
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 qns)
May 19 12
354 plays
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 qns)
Oct 31 12
363 plays
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 qns)
Dec 08 00
3021 plays
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
Average (10 qns)
Jan 19 01
4623 plays
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!
Tough (15 qns)
Mar 04 03
906 plays
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 qns)
Jul 21 00
5880 plays
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 qns)
Sep 25 00
6030 plays
Shakespearian Characters

Who's in which Shakespearian play? Come and have a go! Best of luck!
Average (10 qns)
Mar 15 01
5766 plays
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 qns)
Aug 21 03
2004 plays
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 qns)
Aug 15 02
3315 plays
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 qns)
Nov 04 06
1068 plays
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