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320 Shakespeare quizzes and 4,480 Shakespeare trivia questions.
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  A Mixture Of Shakespeare Trivia great trivia quiz - 15 questions - 4 mins
Test your knowledge of Shakespeare and his work with this mixed bag of Bard-related trivia.
Average, 15 Qns, LadyNym, Feb 12 22
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Average
LadyNym gold member
Feb 12 22
309 plays
2.
  Shakespeare For Dummies best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
A quiz for those of you like me who didn't pay enough attention in English lessons at school!
Easier, 10 Qns, Dizart, Jul 07 21
Easier
Dizart gold member
Jul 07 21
3358 plays
3.
  The Bards World of Wild Magical Truth The Bard's World of Wild Magical Truth best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Let's bear witness to the magical moments of the Shakespeare canon with these beautiful images of the supernatural visiting the Bard's characters.
Average, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Nov 24 13
Average
merylfederman gold member
642 plays
4.
  The Shakespeare Diaries editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
In a tea chest in an ancient cottage, the diaries of William Shakespeare were recently discovered. I was tasked to translate them into modern English. The entries are rather oblique, but they all point to works by, or about, the great man.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Mar 23 17
Average
darksplash gold member
Mar 23 17
2597 plays
5.
  "O" For a Muse of Fire popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Can you match these Shakespeare characters beginning with "O" with the play in which they appear?
Easier, 10 Qns, stedman, Dec 20 20
Easier
stedman editor
Dec 20 20
474 plays
6.
  Sad But True popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
A Metallica quiz? Not even. This quiz will look at ten Shakespearean Tragedies and how they exemplify the phrase 'sad but true'. Each question will begin with a synopsis of the sad but true event portrayed.
Average, 10 Qns, tazman6619, Jan 27 12
Average
tazman6619 gold member
1626 plays
7.
  A Tea Time Quiz - Ten Shakespearean 'T's great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Grab a cup of tea and test your knowledge of Shakespeare with this quiz. All you have to do is correctly match each 'T' character with the short description given of the play in which they appear.
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Feb 04 17
Average
Fifiona81 editor
Feb 04 17
439 plays
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  Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz takes a dive into one of Shakespeare's most popular sonnets.
Average, 10 Qns, skylarb, Oct 20 21
Average
skylarb gold member
Oct 20 21
202 plays
9.
  The Life and Death of King John great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
If you know a bit of medieval history, OR if you've read the play, you'll get my hints about characters in William Shakespeare's "The Life and Death of King John" (usually called simply "King John"). So plunge into the fray!
Average, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Jan 04 21
Average
nannywoo gold member
Jan 04 21
362 plays
10.
  Shakespeare's Garden editor best quiz best quiz - 15 questions - 7 mins
A quiz about the many herbs, flowers, trees, and plants mentioned in Shakespeare's plays and poems. Enjoy & Good Luck!
Difficult, 15 Qns, jouen58, Dec 09 16
Difficult
jouen58
Dec 09 16
2050 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Who is Volumnia who encourages Caius Martius to attempt to become a Consul?

From Quiz ""Coriolanus" by William Shakespeare"




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  Shakespeare Grab Bag great trivia quiz - 20 questions - 7 mins
I knew I'd get around to Shakespeare eventually...Enjoy this veritable grab bag, covering Shakespeare's plays, poetry, and life.
Tough, 20 Qns, skylarb, Dec 19 13
Tough
skylarb gold member
1762 plays
12.
  Legend of Shakespeare - Sonnet II great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Shakespeare wrote a total of 154 sonnets in his career. This quiz only covers one of these, Sonnet II.
Average, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Nov 26 13
Average
salami_swami gold member
235 plays
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  William Shakespeare's Quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
Did the Bard really write a Trivia quiz on his own plays? Submit thyself to the inquisition and to thine own conclusion come.
Tough, 10 Qns, uglybird, Oct 17 10
Tough
uglybird gold member
1314 plays
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  All's Well That Ends Well - 20 questions - 6 mins
"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, londoneye98, Nov 24 18
Average
londoneye98 gold member
Nov 24 18
313 plays
15.
  Forecasting the Weather popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Many of Shakespeare's characters suffered at the hands of the weather, or made reference to it in their speeches. If only they'd listened to the weather forecast, they might have avoided some of the problems that befell them.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 18 14
Average
rossian editor
619 plays
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  Shakespeare's 'Non-Historical' Queens popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Lots of English queens appeared in Shakespeare's history plays, but his tragedies, comedies and "problem plays" also contained their fair share of female royalty. This quiz is about them.
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Oct 06 18
Average
Fifiona81 editor
Oct 06 18
256 plays
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  Legend of Shakespeare - Sonnet I - 10 questions - 4 mins
Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets in his career. This quiz only covers one of these sonnets; sonnet number 1.
Average, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Nov 21 13
Average
salami_swami gold member
227 plays
18.
  Shakespeare, eh? - 10 questions - 3 mins
I tried to make this one fun and challenging. I probably failed miserably, but let's see what you think.
Average, 10 Qns, jmomsu, Dec 07 09
Average
jmomsu
4061 plays
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  R - Rated Moments in Shakespeare best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
You might think that Shakespeare is all about doublet and hose, Elizabethan propriety, and the strictly PG. Let me disabuse you of that notion as we explore the violent, the racy, and the titillating of Billy's canon. Spoiler warning up front!
Tough, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Feb 13 12
Tough
merylfederman gold member
540 plays
20.
  Kingdoms Without Kings great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
There are many times in Shakespeare's works where a kingdom will be between rulers, have a confusion as to who is the king, or otherwise be a seemingly rudderless ship. Answer these questions about such instances - Long live the King! Whoever that is...
Average, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Dec 01 12
Average
merylfederman gold member
336 plays
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  "Pericles" by Shakespeare - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, zippolover, Dec 21 16
Average
zippolover
Dec 21 16
174 plays
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  Prayer and Invocation in Shakespeare - 10 questions - 5 mins
Shakespeare's characters will every so often pray or invoke supernatural powers - can you answer these questions about such religious and supernatural moments?
Average, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Jul 05 13
Average
merylfederman gold member
284 plays
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  Shakespearean Apocrypha - 10 questions - 4 mins
In 1623, "Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies", aka the First Folio, published the accepted canon of 36 plays, but others were not in it. Can you answer these questions about plays not in the First Folio?
Average, 10 Qns, Red_John, Dec 05 20
Average
Red_John
Dec 05 20
151 plays
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  Shakespeare and More popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, GypsyQueen, Sep 19 13
Tough
GypsyQueen
1223 plays
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  Through Shakespeare's Eyes - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, MissCirrus, Mar 27 16
Average
MissCirrus gold member
Mar 27 16
311 plays
26.
  Shakespeare for Dummies..."Timon of Athens" - 10 questions - 4 mins
Don't panic! Someone brought up the fact that there were a few works by Shakespeare that did not have quizzes written for them. You will not have to be an English professor to get some of these questions. Give it try! Remember to look for hints.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jun 16 12
Average
dcpddc478
247 plays
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  Shakespeare for Teenagers - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, munchkinwizard, Dec 27 18
Average
munchkinwizard
Dec 27 18
1144 plays
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  Shakespeare's Sonnets - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is a quiz about the sonnets of William Shakespeare. You will not have to identify sonnets by number. But it is likely to be quite challenging if you are not a Shakespeare buff!
Tough, 10 Qns, daver852, Oct 26 15
Tough
daver852 gold member
226 plays
29.
  Bleeding Off the Page - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz contains questions relating to blood from many of Shakespeare's plays.
Average, 10 Qns, jashed, Feb 24 13
Average
jashed
381 plays
30.
  Shakespeare's Riddles popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 8 mins
Many of Shakespeare's plays contain riddles or contests. This tricky quiz features several of the most famous scenes. Can you solve these questions on questions?
Difficult, 15 Qns, jeremyB, Aug 09 10
Difficult
jeremyB
920 plays
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  Shakespeare Plots, Characters, Quotes - 10 questions - 4 mins
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 li'l quiz cannot be a waste of time.
Average, 10 Qns, chrissie_26, Feb 13 21
Average
chrissie_26
Feb 13 21
1748 plays
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  Shakespeare's Music popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Shakespeare uses music very cleverly to heighten moods or to change or dispel moods. I love his songs particularly when played on historic instruments. Let this quiz take you through some of his musical interludes.
Average, 10 Qns, jeremyB, Mar 25 04
Average
jeremyB
427 plays
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  "Coriolanus" by William Shakespeare - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, zippolover, Dec 22 16
Average
zippolover
Dec 22 16
144 plays
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  Hey, I'm Not Shakespeare! - 10 questions - 8 mins
Shakespeare is so famous that many people think he was the only writer in Elizabethan England. I'm going to let some contemporaries of the Bard tell you about themselves in their own words, and your job is to identify them. Let's have some fun.
Tough, 10 Qns, daver852, May 31 12
Tough
daver852 gold member
445 plays
35.
  The Merry Wives of Windsor - 10 questions - 5 mins
"The Merry Wives of Windsor" is one of the comedic plays by William Shakespeare; well everyone is alive and laughing at the end! Will you be laughing at the end of this quiz?
Average, 10 Qns, lonely-lady, Dec 22 16
Average
lonely-lady
Dec 22 16
162 plays
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  Shakespeare's Birds - 10 questions - 5 mins
Shakespeare clearly possessed some fundamental ornithological knowledge. But exactly which birds did he refer to in his plays?
Tough, 10 Qns, HobbitLady, Mar 12 13
Tough
HobbitLady
220 plays
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  Shakespeare's Tragedies and Dramas - 10 questions - 3 mins
Here's a quiz about Shakespeare's tragedies and dramas. Hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Apr 11 19
Average
robert362
Apr 11 19
1655 plays
38.
  Shakespeare, Original Plays - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz is based on all Shakespeare plays and what they are about. This is fairly hard but fun especially if you like or enjoy Shakespeare plays. One of the plays for example is "Romeo and Juliet". I hope you enjoy it very much.
Easier, 10 Qns, elise8986, Aug 10 15
Easier
elise8986
884 plays
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  General Shakespeare - 25 questions - 6 mins
This is a quiz on Shakespeare: sonnets, poems, plays, quotes and the man himself. I hope it's not too hard.
Tough, 25 Qns, meals, Feb 23 11
Tough
meals
1361 plays
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  Troilus and Cressida - 10 questions - 3 mins
Shakespeare tells the tale of a prince and a Trojan woman who fall in love during the Trojan War.
Average, 10 Qns, pennie1478, Dec 22 16
Average
pennie1478
Dec 22 16
268 plays
41.
  "The Two Noble Kinsmen" by Shakespeare - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, zippolover, Dec 22 16
Average
zippolover
Dec 22 16
218 plays
42.
  Shakespeare or Scripture? - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, avrandldr, Oct 31 06
Average
avrandldr
889 plays
43.
  Shakespeare's Comedies - 10 questions - 4 mins
A general quiz on Shakespeare's comedies.
Tough, 10 Qns, speara, Feb 18 09
Tough
speara
477 plays
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  Malvolio's Mix-ups - 15 questions - 7 mins
Clues consist of the first, last, second, and second to last letter in the name of a character or play by the Bard. You rearrange the letters I give you and fill in the missing ones to make the correct answer. Sample question: M-O-A-I. Answer: Malvolio.
Average, 15 Qns, Arget_Aiedail, Mar 16 20
Average
Arget_Aiedail
Mar 16 20
300 plays
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A quick little quiz. We all know the 5 W's, right? Let's apply them to the perennial author, Shakespeare.
Tough, 10 Qns, omar7812, Dec 28 16
Tough
omar7812 gold member
Dec 28 16
181 plays
46.
  Shakespeare's Henry VIII - 10 questions - 4 mins
A quiz on one of Shakespeare's lesser known plays about a very well known historical figure.
Tough, 10 Qns, speara, Dec 21 16
Tough
speara
Dec 21 16
249 plays
47.
  Shakespeare - 10 questions - 4 mins
Just ten questions about Shakespeare and his works. Hope you enjoy it!
Tough, 10 Qns, Vicki19, Mar 05 06
Tough
Vicki19
1774 plays
48.
  The Bawdy Bard - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, bagendbo, Jul 06 05
Tough
bagendbo
525 plays
49.
  Shakespeare's Plays - 10 questions - 3 mins
Here's a quick Shakespeare quiz for you. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, sally101, Aug 30 20
Average
sally101
Aug 30 20
1438 plays
50.
  The Upstart Crow: A Literary Mystery - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, daver852, Jun 17 14
Difficult
daver852 gold member
214 plays
51.
  Much Ado About NOThing - 10 questions - 4 mins
One thing on my bucket list was to read all of William Shakespeare's works. I'm failing in my quest. I have, however, read enough of them to create this quiz. I will give you a play and you tell me which of the four choices is NOT in it.
Average, 10 Qns, ticky100, Dec 03 13
Average
ticky100 gold member
233 plays
52.
  Shakespeare- - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here is another Shakespeare quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, rosalita, Oct 13 14
Average
rosalita
1955 plays
53.
  The Printing of Shakespeare's First Folio - 10 questions - 5 mins
We know a great deal about Shakespeare's plays (well, some do), but the printing of his works is a little more difficult. Good luck to all who participate.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, bookworld, Aug 13 09
Very Difficult
bookworld
242 plays
54.
  Brush Up on Your Shakespeare - 10 questions - 6 mins
A mixed bag of questions about good old Shakespeare.
Difficult, 10 Qns, kelby_lake, Jan 31 10
Difficult
kelby_lake
483 plays
55.
  The Great Shakespeare Hoax - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, robert362, Oct 04 19
Difficult
robert362
Oct 04 19
340 plays
56.
  Know Your Shakespeare? - 10 questions - 3 mins
characters, quotes and definitions
Average, 10 Qns, ayatollah, Apr 12 13
Average
ayatollah
1741 plays
57.
  Shakespearean Contemporaries - 10 questions - 4 mins
Shakespeare may have been the giant, but there were others who were noteworthy. Moreover, some would claim that the Bard was a fraud and the works were done by someone else. Who could that be? There are many candidates that have been advanced.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Oct 26 01
Average
robert362
419 plays
58.
  The Sonnets of William Shakespeare - 10 questions - 4 mins
Shakespeare not only wrote great plays, but great poetry as well. This quiz will feature some of my favorite sonnets. Perhaps some are favorites of yours as well.
Tough, 10 Qns, dormouse99, Jun 28 14
Tough
dormouse99
384 plays
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  Shakespeare' s Sonnet-mania! - 10 questions - 5 mins
Another quiz about The Bard! This quiz will focus on Shakespeare's sonnets.
Tough, 10 Qns, ecc, Dec 10 03
Tough
ecc
328 plays
60.
  Short Shakespeare Quiz - 5 questions - 4 mins
A short quiz on the most renowned author of all time, William Shakespeare. Good luck!
Tough, 5 Qns, leAnn7, Sep 07 08
Tough
leAnn7
803 plays
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