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These quizzes feature some of the most memorable lines from one of the most-quoted authors of all time. Even if you have never read any of Shakespeare's plays, you will recognise many of these.   

There are 40 quizzes and 515 trivia questions in this category.
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trivia quiz  Billy's Most Quotable Quotes Editor choice new 25 questions
Average, 25 Qns, merylfederman, Sep 17 06

The speaker of the quote narrates the question, you then tell what quote is the answer. Keep in mind that we're counting down (what in my opinion are) the top 25 most recognizable and all-around quotable Shakespeare quotes.
merylfederman gold member
Sep 17 06
7014 plays
trivia quiz  What's in a Title? It's a Shakespeare Quote! Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jensj2, Mar 25 07

Among the Bard's innumerable contributions to Western culture (not least quiz-making), let's not forget catchy phrases used by some authors to name their literary efforts! Here are some well-known examples from the 20th century.
Mar 25 07
5544 plays
trivia quiz  Why Did Shakespeare Say That? cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, daver852, Jul 30 14

This quiz requires a knowledge of Shakespeare's works. It deals with things that are unusual or difficult to understand in the plays and sonnets. You may find it difficult, but don't worry about your score, just have fun!
daver852 gold member
Jul 30 14
327 plays
trivia quiz  Fairly Simple Quotes From Shakespeare cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, JaneofGaunt, Jun 30 06

All quotes are taken from some of the Bard's more familiar plays. All questions are multiple choice. This is my quizzy # 1; hope, like Puck, you'll have some fun!
Jun 30 06
1053 plays
trivia quiz  Food and Drink? Right away, Mr Shakespeare! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Tizzabelle, Aug 13 14

Keen as mustard for a Shakespearean quiz? Don't get in a pickle. Here are ten quotes from the Bard's work for you to devour as they all have a food or drink in them.
Tizzabelle gold member
Aug 13 14
366 plays
trivia quiz  What Shakespeare Did For The English Language cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jun 14 10

As well as being a prolific writer, William Shakespeare brought to us many words, phrases and descriptions that have long since entered common usage. See if you can spot where they came from, or who said them.
darksplash gold member
Jun 14 10
624 plays
trivia quiz  Shakespeare Had Vampires?! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, odo5435, Jan 31 12

To answer kyleisalive's Author Challenge, no, he didn't. To make up for that omission he did include one or two murders and/or the occasional death from anything but old age. Following are lines from Shakespeare's characters who met untimely deaths.
Jan 31 12
354 plays
trivia quiz  My Kingdom For a Borscht cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, sally0malley, Nov 19 14

The Lost Connection Repertory Theater Group is rehearsing for our Shakespearean Festival. Some of us just can't get our lines right!
sally0malley gold member
Nov 19 14
483 plays
trivia quiz  Who Says What In Shakespeare? 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Sep 27 01

We all know it was Hamlet who wondered whether it was better to be or not to be. Some other quotes may be less well known, but still meaningful in the context of the play. Have a try.
Sep 27 01
3549 plays
trivia quiz  Quotes from Shakespeare's Plays 25 questions
Average, 25 Qns, christinacor, Jul 25 00

So you think you know your Shakespeare. I'll give you a quote and you give me the play.
Jul 25 00
4107 plays
trivia quiz  To Thine Own Quote Be True 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, UnholyTrinity, Feb 28 10

Shakespeare's masterpieces each have brilliant characters with memorable plots...but can you recognize some of these famous quotes?
Feb 28 10
645 plays
trivia quiz  Shakespeare's Treasure Hunt 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jeremyb, Oct 01 04

Shakespeare uses jewels in his writing to point up beauty, strength or tragedy. Which jewels are missing from these quotations? Watch out for my CAPITAL hints.
Oct 01 04
1005 plays
trivia quiz  And the Speaker Is....? Part I 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Jan 21 17

Characters in Shakespeare's plays utter many familiar phrases. You are given a phrase and a play. You need only to identify who said it. A few hints may help. [Source: "The Riverside Shakespeare" (6th printing), Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1974.]
lowtechmaster gold member
Jan 21 17
348 plays
trivia quiz  Shakespeare's Fools 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, HobbitLady, Oct 15 12

"Wise enough to play the fool". How well do you know the Fools and Clowns of Shakespeare's plays? Match the quotation and information to the character.
Oct 15 12
252 plays
match quiz  Where, Why, What? Shakespeare's Questions 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, windrush, Feb 26 19

One of Shakespeare's techniques to engage his audience was to pose questions, sometimes in soliloquys, sometimes between his characters. See if you can match the question with its origin.
Very Easy
windrush gold member
Feb 26 19
360 plays
trivia quiz  A Big Shakespearean Bash 25 questions
Average, 25 Qns, merylfederman, Oct 07 03

You've decided to have a party with all of Shakespeare's characters as the guests! Of course, there are introductions all around. Can you guess who is introducing themselves in these quotes?
merylfederman gold member
Oct 07 03
1836 plays
trivia quiz  Shakespearean Phrases: From Which Play? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ravenskye, Mar 20 01

I'll provide a famous phrase from Shakespeare, and you tell me where it came from.
Mar 20 01
4851 plays
match quiz  Famous Shakespearean Quotes 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Mar 27 16

Can you match the following Shakespearean quotes with the play to which they belong?
Creedy gold member
Mar 27 16
606 plays
trivia quiz  And the Speaker Is....? Part III 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Jan 23 17

Shakespeare's plays have familiar phrases spoken by various characters. You get a phrase and a play and need only to name the speaker. Watch for hints. [Source: "The Riverside Shakespeare" (6th printing), Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1974.]
lowtechmaster gold member
Jan 23 17
237 plays
trivia quiz  Name That Shakespeare Quote! 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, meals, Mar 07 02

This is a quiz on quotes from Shakespeare's plays. I'll give you the quote, you identify the play.
Mar 07 02
2472 plays
trivia quiz  What Shakespeare Play is this Quote From? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, sal16, Apr 02 09

This is my second quiz. William Shakespeare's quotes are unique. In this quiz, I say the quote and you guess the play it's from. Have fun and good luck!
Apr 02 09
876 plays
trivia quiz  He Said...She Said 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Jan 13 17

In his plays, Shakespeare "said" nothing; his characters did. [In "Hamlet", Polonius, not Shakespeare, said "To thine own self be true."] Here use a phrase and the play from which it comes to identify the character who said it.
lowtechmaster gold member
Jan 13 17
264 plays
trivia quiz  Tough Shakespearean Quotes 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, hypmom, Mar 05 00

We've all heard them, but who said it? Shakespeare really did know it all, didn't he?
Mar 05 00
2982 plays
trivia quiz  First Lines From Shakespeare 25 questions
Average, 25 Qns, MusicalMan90, Jul 31 10

Many of us can quote famous lines from Shakespeare, but how many of you know the opening lines to some of his works? The format is simple- I say the quote, you name the play!
Jul 31 10
420 plays
trivia quiz  Finish the Quote: Richard III 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Bloom-girl, Jul 16 03

I adore "Richard III". The animosity between Anne and Richard is fantastic.
Jul 16 03
594 plays
trivia quiz  Shake's Quote Quiz 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, questiondog, Jul 01 00

Welcome to the Bard's general quiz. Some are easy, some are not. The questions are mostly either "guess who" or "which play". Hope you enjoy.
Jul 01 00
1596 plays
trivia quiz  From Start to Finish 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rgdsmile, Jan 20 05

How well do you know Shakespeare's plays? From start to finish? How about just start and finish? A quiz on the opening and closing of Shakespeare's plays.
Jan 20 05
1056 plays
trivia quiz  Name That Shakespeare Quote! 25 questions
Difficult, 25 Qns, meals, Mar 21 02 of this will be easy, others not as much. Watch out! I'll give you a quote, you identify the play. I've thrown in a few fill in the blanks for good measure.
Mar 21 02
1530 plays
trivia quiz  Mixed-Up Shakespeare 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, cheeseboy10000, Jun 09 08

I've taken some very famous Shakespeare quotes and translated them through Italian, French, Dutch, and then back into English. You name the play that the original quote comes from.
Jun 09 08
555 plays
trivia quiz  Why Do I Love Thee? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, cathyR88, Aug 08 13

In Shakespeare's time, love poems and sonnets were a staple in literature. But Shakespeare must have had a soft heart, as many of his plays also spoke of love at some point. Can you recognize the love quotes from these Shakespeare plays?
Aug 08 13
258 plays
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