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

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Legend of Shakespeare - Sonnet I

Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets in his career. This quiz only covers one of these sonnets; sonnet number 1.
Tough (10 qns)
Jan 20 12
168 plays
Through Shakespeare's Eyes

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 (10 qns)
Mar 27 16
246 plays
Shakespearean Dukes and Earls II

More Dukes and Earls from Shakespeare's history plays.
Tough (10 qns)
Dec 19 03
228 plays
Shakespeare's Characters - Not in the Play

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.)
Average (10 qns)
Jun 28 00
2853 plays
Bleeding Off the Page

This quiz contains questions relating to blood from many of Shakespeare's plays.
Average (10 qns)
Feb 24 13
330 plays

Just ten questions about Shakespeare and his works. Hope you enjoy it!
Tough (10 qns)
Apr 08 01
1689 plays
Shakespeare and More

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 (10 qns)
Aug 08 00
1143 plays
Run For Your Life

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 (10 qns)
Jun 29 12
1455 plays
Shakespeare's Impostures

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 (20 qns)
Nov 30 03
543 plays
All's Well That Ends Well

"The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together," remarks one of the minor characters in this teasingly complex and unlucky play of Shakespeare's, which ought to be better known than it is.
Average (20 qns)
Apr 04 13
246 plays
"Pericles" by Shakespeare

This, my second Shakespeare quiz, was again prompted by the "All The Internet's A Stage" challenge in the Quiz Author Lounge.
Average (10 qns)
Feb 06 13
129 plays
The Upstart Crow: A Literary Mystery

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 (10 qns)
Jun 17 14
192 plays
The Strength of Kings

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 (10 qns)
Sep 06 13
1464 plays
Who's Who in Shakespeare

A look at some well known and not so well known characters in Shakespeare. Good luck.
Average (10 qns)
Oct 29 04
1038 plays
Shakespeare's Henry VIII

A quiz on one of Shakespeare's lesser known plays about a very well known historical figure.
Tough (10 qns)
Feb 26 09
189 plays
"Coriolanus" by William Shakespeare

The title "Coriolanus" by Shakespeare is usually one of the last to be remembered when compiling a list of the works by the Bard of Avon. So, how much do you remember or know about the play? Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
Dec 10 13
114 plays
Shakespeare, eh?

I tried to make this one fun and challenging. I probably failed miserably, but let's see what you think.
Average (10 qns)
Oct 20 00
3654 plays
Shakespeare for Teenagers

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 (10 qns)
Feb 20 07
867 plays
That Doesn't Belong There

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 (10 qns)
Oct 26 14
273 plays
Shakespeare's Birds

Shakespeare clearly possessed some fundamental ornithological knowledge. But exactly which birds did he refer to in his plays?
Difficult (10 qns)
Mar 12 13
183 plays
General Shakespeare

This is a quiz on Shakespeare: sonnets, poems, plays, quotes and the man himself. I hope it's not too hard.
Tough (25 qns)
Mar 13 02
1302 plays
Shakespeare's Criminals

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?
Tough (10 qns)
Jun 26 03
774 plays
Why Do I Love Thee?

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?
Average (10 qns)
Aug 08 13
246 plays
Brush Up on Your Shakespeare

A mixed bag of questions about good old Shakespeare.
Difficult (10 qns)
Jan 31 10
423 plays
"The Two Noble Kinsmen" by Shakespeare

This very easy quiz was written for the "All The Internet's A Stage" challenge in The Quiz Author Lounge, my first!
Average (10 qns)
Jan 30 13
168 plays
The Bawdy Bard

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 (10 qns)
Nov 18 02
501 plays
Shakespeare Plots , Characters , Quotes

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 (10 qns)
May 18 01
1461 plays
The Great Shakespeare Hoax

Many people are unaware of this fascinating episode involving an attempt to palm off a bogus work as being a newly discovered and "unknown" work by the Master. This quiz, therefore, will be difficult for most - but should be interesting and informative.
Difficult (10 qns)
Jul 17 04
306 plays
Shakespeare Couples

I'll ask you the name of the romantic interest of one of the characters in Shakespeare plays.
Average (10 qns)
May 13 04
933 plays
Shakespeare or Scripture?

The Bible or the Bard? Each of the following quotes are either Shakespeare citations, or quotations from the King James translation of Proverbs. See whether you can determine which is which. Have fun!
Average (10 qns)
Oct 31 06
852 plays
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