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There are 310 Shakespeare quizzes and 3,100 Shakespeare trivia questions in this category. Free to play!
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trivia quiz  Shakespeare's Garden Editor choice cool 15 questions
Difficult, 15 Qns, jouen58, Feb 14 04

A quiz about the many herbs, flowers, trees, and plants mentioned in Shakespeare's plays and poems. Enjoy & Good Luck!
Feb 14 04
2025 plays
trivia quiz  The Shakespeare Diaries Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jul 31 09

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.
darksplash gold member
Jul 31 09
2454 plays
photo quiz  The Bard's World of Wild Magical Truth cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Nov 24 13

Let's bear witness to the magical moments of the Shakespeare canon with these beautiful images of the supernatural visiting the Bard's characters.
merylfederman gold member
Nov 24 13
606 plays
trivia quiz  R - Rated Moments in Shakespeare cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Feb 13 12

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!
merylfederman gold member
Feb 13 12
525 plays
trivia quiz  William Shakespeare's Quiz cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, uglybird, Sep 26 04

Did the Bard really write a Trivia quiz on his own plays? Submit thyself to the inquisition and to thine own conclusion come.
Sep 26 04
1308 plays
trivia quiz  Shakespeare For Dummies cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Dizart, Oct 29 10

A quiz for those of you like me who didn't pay enough attention in English lessons at school!
Dizart gold member
Oct 29 10
3069 plays
trivia quiz  Hey, I'm Not Shakespeare! cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, daver852, May 31 12

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.
daver852 gold member
May 31 12
435 plays
trivia quiz  Shakespeare Grab Bag cool 20 questions
Difficult, 20 Qns, skylarb, Mar 17 03

I knew I'd get around to Shakespeare eventually...Enjoy this veritable grab bag, covering Shakespeare's plays, poetry, and life.
skylarb gold member
Mar 17 03
1710 plays
match quiz  A Tea Time Quiz - Ten Shakespearean 'T's cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Feb 04 17

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.
Fifiona81 editor
Feb 04 17
372 plays
trivia quiz  Legend of Shakespeare - Sonnet II cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Nov 26 13

Shakespeare wrote a total of 154 sonnets in his career. This quiz only covers one of these, Sonnet II.
salami_swami gold member
Nov 26 13
210 plays
trivia quiz  Kingdoms Without Kings cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Feb 16 12

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...
merylfederman gold member
Feb 16 12
321 plays
match quiz  "O" For a Muse of Fire cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Dec 20 20

Can you match these Shakespeare characters beginning with "O" with the play in which they appear?
stedman editor
Dec 20 20
231 plays
trivia quiz  Shakespeare's Music 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jeremyB, Mar 25 04

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.
Mar 25 04
417 plays
trivia quiz  Shakespeare's 'Non-Historical' Queens 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Oct 06 18

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.
Fifiona81 editor
Oct 06 18
222 plays
trivia quiz  Forecasting the Weather 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 17 14

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.
rossian editor
Mar 17 14
489 plays
trivia quiz  Shakespeare's Sonnets 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, daver852, Oct 26 15

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!
daver852 gold member
Oct 26 15
180 plays
trivia quiz  Sad But True 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, tazman6619, Jan 27 12

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.
tazman6619 gold member
Jan 27 12
1470 plays
trivia quiz  Shakespeare and More 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, GypsyQueen, Aug 08 00

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!
Aug 08 00
1206 plays
trivia quiz  Shakespeare's Riddles 15 questions
Difficult, 15 Qns, jeremyB, Nov 24 03

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?
Nov 24 03
915 plays
trivia quiz  Prayer and Invocation in Shakespeare 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Jul 05 13

Shakespeare's characters will every so often pray or invoke supernatural powers - can you answer these questions about such religious and supernatural moments?
merylfederman gold member
Jul 05 13
270 plays
trivia quiz  The Upstart Crow: A Literary Mystery 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, daver852, Jun 17 14

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.
daver852 gold member
Jun 17 14
210 plays
trivia quiz  Through Shakespeare's Eyes 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, MissCirrus, Mar 27 16

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...
MissCirrus gold member
Mar 27 16
297 plays
trivia quiz  Legend of Shakespeare - Sonnet I 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Jan 20 12

Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets in his career. This quiz only covers one of these sonnets; sonnet number 1.
salami_swami gold member
Jan 20 12
195 plays
trivia quiz  Shakespeare 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Vicki19, Apr 08 01

Just ten questions about Shakespeare and his works. Hope you enjoy it!
Apr 08 01
1764 plays
trivia quiz  Bleeding Off the Page 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jashed, Feb 24 13

This quiz contains questions relating to blood from many of Shakespeare's plays.
Feb 24 13
369 plays
trivia quiz  Shakespeare, eh? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jmomsu, Oct 20 00

I tried to make this one fun and challenging. I probably failed miserably, but let's see what you think.
Oct 20 00
3987 plays
trivia quiz  Shakespeare's Birds 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, HobbitLady, Mar 12 13

Shakespeare clearly possessed some fundamental ornithological knowledge. But exactly which birds did he refer to in his plays?
Mar 12 13
216 plays
trivia quiz  General Shakespeare 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, meals, Mar 13 02

This is a quiz on Shakespeare: sonnets, poems, plays, quotes and the man himself. I hope it's not too hard.
Mar 13 02
1353 plays
trivia quiz  Shakespeare for Teenagers 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, munchkinwizard, Feb 20 07

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.
Feb 20 07
1095 plays
trivia quiz  The Great Shakespeare Hoax 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, robert362, Jul 17 04

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.
Jul 17 04
327 plays
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