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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.
40 quizzes and 515 trivia questions.
  Think You Know Shakespeare? - 15 questions - 5 mins
I will give you lines from the Shakespearean work, and you pick the work it should be paired with. Some of the lines are a little obscure and some are easy. Enjoy!
Tough, 15 Qns, amy7937, Oct 01 15
1217 plays
  Billy's Most Quotable Quotes editor best quiz best quiz - 25 questions - 11 mins
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.
Average, 25 Qns, merylfederman, Jun 15 19
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
merylfederman gold member
Jun 15 19
7401 plays
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.
Average, 10 Qns, jensj2, Jul 26 15
Recommended for grades: 11,12
5810 plays
  Where, Why, What? Shakespeare's Questions popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, 10 Qns, windrush, Feb 26 19
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Very Easy
windrush gold member
Feb 26 19
492 plays
  Famous Shakespearean Quotes popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Can you match the following Shakespearean quotes with the play to which they belong?
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Mar 27 16
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Creedy gold member
867 plays
  Food and Drink? Right away, Mr Shakespeare! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, Tizzabelle, Aug 13 14
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Tizzabelle gold member
403 plays
  Shakespearean Phrases: From Which Play? popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
I'll provide a famous phrase from Shakespeare, and you tell me where it came from.
Average, 10 Qns, ravenskye, Jul 15 23
Jul 15 23
4947 plays
  My Kingdom For a Borscht popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
The Lost Connection Repertory Theater Group is rehearsing for our Shakespearean Festival. Some of us just can't get our lines right!
Easier, 10 Qns, sally0malley, Nov 21 14
sally0malley gold member
674 plays
  Tough Name That Shakespeare Quote! Trivia - 20 questions - 6 mins
This is a quiz on quotes from Shakespeare's plays. I'll give you the quote, you identify the play.
Tough, 20 Qns, meals, Jun 02 05
2521 plays
  Shakespeare's Fools - 10 questions - 6 mins
"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.
Tough, 10 Qns, HobbitLady, Jun 18 13
346 plays
trivia question Quick Question
In "Hamlet", who says, "In my mind's eye"?

From Quiz "And the Speaker Is....? Part II"

  Why Did Shakespeare Say That? best quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
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!
Tough, 10 Qns, daver852, Jul 30 14
daver852 gold member
377 plays
  Shakespeare Had Vampires?! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, odo5435, Aug 06 13
Recommended for grades: 11,12
392 plays
  A Big Shakespearean Bash popular trivia quiz - 25 questions - 7 mins
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?
Average, 25 Qns, merylfederman, Oct 08 03
merylfederman gold member
1979 plays
  Fairly Simple Quotes From Shakespeare great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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!
Tough, 10 Qns, JaneofGaunt, Dec 22 16
Dec 22 16
1096 plays
  And the Speaker Is....? Part I popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.]
Average, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Jan 23 17
Jan 23 17
472 plays
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!
Average, 25 Qns, MusicalMan90, Jul 31 10
472 plays
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.
Tough, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jun 14 10
Recommended for grades: 11,12
darksplash gold member
668 plays
  Shakespeare's Treasure Hunt popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, jeremyb, Dec 22 16
Dec 22 16
1120 plays
  Who Says What In Shakespeare? popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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.
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Aug 31 05
3628 plays
  And the Speaker Is....? Part III popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.]
Average, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Jan 23 17
Jan 23 17
342 plays
  And the Speaker Is....? Part II - 10 questions - 3 mins
Shakespeare's plays have familiar phrases spoken by various characters.You get the phrase and the play and need only to identify the speaker. Look for occasional hints. [Source: "The Riverside Shakespeare" (6th printing), Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1974.]
Average, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Jan 23 17
Jan 23 17
339 plays
In his plays, Shakespeare made good use of the words gold and silver. In this quiz, you'll be given examples of some of those instances and you have to choose the correct play. Note that he used these words under different contexts from play to play.
Average, 15 Qns, hermionexx, Feb 25 04
628 plays
  Take this Name That Shakespeare Quote! Quiz - 25 questions - 7 mins 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.
Difficult, 25 Qns, meals, Sep 20 08
1559 plays
  Quotes from Shakespeare's Plays popular trivia quiz - 25 questions - 4 mins
So you think you know your Shakespeare. I'll give you a quote and you give me the play.
Average, 25 Qns, christinacor, Nov 09 04
4256 plays
  He Said...She Said - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Mar 03 17
Mar 03 17
378 plays
  To Thine Own Quote Be True - 10 questions - 4 mins
Shakespeare's masterpieces each have brilliant characters with memorable plots...but can you recognize some of these famous quotes?
Tough, 10 Qns, UnholyTrinity, Feb 28 10
675 plays
  Great Quotes From Shakespeare - 10 questions - 4 mins
To be or not to be, that is the quotation! Following are ten quotes from Shakespeare's plays: See how much you know about the plays to which these belong.
Average, 10 Qns, ImmortalBeloved, Mar 27 13
1701 plays
  Time For Shakespeare - 10 questions - 4 mins
This collection of quotes from Shakespeare's plays all deal with the subject of time. Do you know which play each quote is from?
Tough, 10 Qns, helen295, Nov 09 04
helen295 gold member
685 plays
  What Shakespeare Play is this Quote From? - 10 questions - 3 mins
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!
Average, 10 Qns, sal16, Feb 07 14
895 plays
  From Start to Finish - 10 questions - 4 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, rgdsmile, Jun 18 13
1187 plays
  Finish the Quote: Richard III - 10 questions - 4 mins
I adore "Richard III". The animosity between Anne and Richard is fantastic.
Average, 10 Qns, Bloom-girl, Jul 16 03
626 plays
  Will Power! Complete the quote! - 10 questions - 3 mins
A collection of well-known (and downright obscure!) quotes from the Bard of Stratford-on-Avon. Fill in the gap!
Average, 10 Qns, LemonCurry, Sep 08 13
2164 plays
  Shake's Quote Quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, questiondog, Mar 05 03
1739 plays
  Why Do I Love Thee? - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, cathyR88, Dec 22 16
Dec 22 16
279 plays
  Mixed-Up Shakespeare - 15 questions - 4 mins
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.
Average, 15 Qns, cheeseboy10000, Jun 10 08
583 plays
All you have to do is match the opening line to the play.Give it a try and I hope it's not too hard!.
Tough, 10 Qns, avory, Dec 18 01
2749 plays
  Tough Shakespearean Quotes - 10 questions - 4 mins
We've all heard them, but who said it? Shakespeare really did know it all, didn't he?
Tough, 10 Qns, hypmom, Nov 24 02
3002 plays
  Shakespeare: First Or Last Lines - 10 questions - 5 mins
These lines from Shakespeare are either first or last lines from his various works. Your job is to decide which play they are taken from.
Tough, 10 Qns, ravenskye, Mar 24 07
1510 plays
  Shakespeare - 15 questions - 6 mins
Name the play these quotes are from..
Difficult, 15 Qns, awkins, Aug 29 14
2563 plays
  Shakespearean Insults - 20 questions - 8 mins
Shakespeare may have had a way with words but his characters can be downright their own poetic way. See if you know which play or character these insulting verses are from.
Difficult, 20 Qns, Leviathan, Nov 24 02
861 plays
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