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Shakespeare Characters Trivia and Quizzes

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These quizzes present characters from multiple plays in the Shakespearean canon, some major, some minor, all memorable.   

There are 24 quizzes and 250 trivia questions in this category.
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trivia quiz  The Right Fight Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Dec 01 12

Shakespearean fight scenes are often tense, glorious events that put you on the edge of your seat. I give you some context, the "challenger" of the fight, and you name the other member of the fight.
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merylfederman gold member
Dec 01 12
729 plays
2.
trivia quiz  Shakespeare's Girls Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, HobbitLady, Jun 15 12

Which of Shakespeare's feisty female characters, in which play, fit the descriptions and speak the lines quoted?
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HobbitLady
Jun 15 12
1920 plays
3.
match quiz  Shakespearean Loons cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Feb 19 19

Madness - real or faked - seems to be a recurring theme in Shakespeare's plays. While not all of the characters featured in this quiz can be said to have gone insane in a clinical sense, they indeed exhibit various kinds of bizarre behaviour.
Average
LadyNym gold member
Feb 19 19
171 plays
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trivia quiz  Shakespearean Dukes and Earls I cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, askpau, Dec 17 03

Shakespeare's history plays are populated by numerous dukes and earls. How well do you know them?
Difficult
askpau
Dec 17 03
381 plays
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trivia quiz  Confused Characters cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Kay_Jay_, Jan 10 06

Shakespearean characters have been spotted in the wrong plays and are being ratted out by those plays' characters. Your job is to identify both the character who is speaking and who is being discussed.
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Kay_Jay_
Jan 10 06
876 plays
6.
trivia quiz  Shakespeare's Characters cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Apr 05 15

A trip around some of The Bard's more colorful characters...
Average
EnglishJedi gold member
Apr 05 15
339 plays
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trivia quiz  Most Evil Villains of Shakespeare 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Jul 04 16

Shakespeare created some of the best villains in all literature, so here is my *personally and subjectively selected* list of ten characters who most impressed me with their villainy.
Tough
merylfederman gold member
Jul 04 16
156 plays
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trivia quiz  Another Lonely Valentine's Day 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Mar 09 13

A bunch of Shakespeare characters are in a bar, lamenting their unrequited loves on Valentine's Day. I'll give you the character's situation, you tell me the person who doesn't love them back.
Tough
merylfederman gold member
Mar 09 13
309 plays
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trivia quiz  Death by Shakespeare 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Ruma, Jul 17 02

"Exeunt severally..."Famous Shakespearean characters and their famous deaths. Do you recall how these characters died in the plays?
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Ruma
Jul 17 02
2349 plays
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trivia quiz  Face the Consequences 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Jan 17 14

Many Shakespearean characters end up punished for crimes or perceived crimes - I'll describe a punishment and you tell me who faces those consequences!
Tough
merylfederman gold member
Jan 17 14
273 plays
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trivia quiz  Run For Your Life 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Jun 29 12

Many Shakespeare characters have been banished on pain of death, or end up fleeing for their lives - and while many of them return with a vengeance, at first they're running for their lives. Let's see who Shakespeare sets on the run.
Average
merylfederman gold member
Jun 29 12
1752 plays
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trivia quiz  Shakespeare's Characters - Not in the Play 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ladymacb29, Jun 28 00

I'll give you the name of a play. You pick which character is NOT in that play. (At the end, I'll give you the name of at least one play where that odd character can be found.)
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ladymacb29 editor
Jun 28 00
2889 plays
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trivia quiz  The Strength of Kings 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Sep 06 13

There are ten history plays of Shakespeare, each with a king facing major problems and taking action. The strength of those actions can determine the fate of their reign...
Average
merylfederman gold member
Sep 06 13
2295 plays
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trivia quiz  Shakespeare's Antonios 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, JohnFalst, Jan 06 05

Antonio is quite a popular name for Shakespeare, appearing in several different plays. Can you distinguish one Antonio from another?
Tough
JohnFalst
Jan 06 05
324 plays
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trivia quiz  Shakespeare's Impostures 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, jeremyB, Nov 30 03

The Comedies are full of Impostures. Girls pretending to be boys, masters as servants and servants as masters. Here are 20 questions on some of my favourite scenes.
Tough
jeremyB
Nov 30 03
564 plays
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trivia quiz  That Doesn't Belong There 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Oct 26 14

In each of these questions, you will visit a Shakespearean setting. Three of the four characters are all people who frequent these locations, but one most definitely is *not*. Which one doesn't belong?
Difficult
merylfederman gold member
Oct 26 14
291 plays
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trivia quiz  Who's Who in Shakespeare 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Fiachra, Oct 29 04

A look at some well known and not so well known characters in Shakespeare. Good luck.
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Fiachra
Oct 29 04
1119 plays
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trivia quiz  Shakespearean Dukes and Earls II 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, askpau, Dec 19 03

More Dukes and Earls from Shakespeare's history plays.
Tough
askpau
Dec 19 03
231 plays
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trivia quiz  Shakespeare's Criminals 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Bulm, Jun 26 03

I've found a list of discarded wanted posters of Shakespearean characters, but the names have all gone. Can you work out who each one's about?
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Bulm
Jun 26 03
780 plays
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trivia quiz  Shakespeare Couples 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Stageman, May 13 04

I'll ask you the name of the romantic interest of one of the characters in Shakespeare plays.
Average
Stageman
May 13 04
1107 plays
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trivia quiz  A Double Take on Names from Shakespeare! 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Ruma, Jul 24 02

Almost everyone has heard of a Macbeth or a Hamlet in Shakespearean plays, but did you know the Bard has used some names more than once? Let's see if you can figure out exactly where....
Tough
Ruma
Jul 24 02
537 plays
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trivia quiz  Shakespeare Character Anagrams 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Nealzineatser, Jan 25 16

Unscramble the name suggested by the clue and fill in a character from one of Shakespeare's plays. Have no fear if you're not an expert on the bard. Most of the names are familiar, but you must correctly spell each one. First one's EASY!
Average
Nealzineatser gold member
Jan 25 16
312 plays
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trivia quiz  Shakespeare's Smaller Characters 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, LemonCurry, Jul 24 05

Remember - there are no small parts, only small actors . . . Select the Shakespearian play that includes these "lesser-known" roles.
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LemonCurry
Jul 24 05
351 plays
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trivia quiz  Shakespearean Deaths 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, koolguymatt, Mar 30 03

You may know your Shakespearean characters... but how well do you know their dramatic exits? Questions get gradually more difficult.
Average
koolguymatt
Mar 30 03
672 plays
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