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"The Winters' Tale" is not one of Shakespeare's best knwon plays, and is remembered by many chiefly for its famous stage direction, "Exit, pursued by a bear." Leontes, King of Sicilia, and his friend Polixenes, King of Bohemia, have a falling out with tragic consequences; many twists and turns later, we manage a happy ending.
2 Winter's Tale quizzes and 20 Winter's Tale trivia questions.
  The Winter's Tale    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Here's a quiz for those who've read Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale'. It's only moderately difficult...enjoy!
Tough, 15 Qns, JCSon, Apr 21 17
JCSon gold member
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  The Winters Tale    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
I recently did a shortened version of this Shakespeare play based on the animated tales, and I now know a lot about it! Please, feel free to rate!
Tough, 5 Qns, sparklekatie, Jan 11 04
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Winter's Tale Trivia Questions

1. Complete: "too hot, too hot"

From Quiz
The Winters Tale

Answer: to mingle friendship far

Leontes thinks that his wife Hermione is having an affair with his friend and fellow king, Polixenes. Struck down by a sudden madness, he orders Polixenes killed and Hermione imprisoned. He then humiliates his wife by forcing her to go on trial, and despite proof of her innocence from Apollo's Oracle, declares her guilty. Of course, he soon regrets this when he is told that she is 'dead'.

2. What was the name of Leontes' lost daughter?

From Quiz The Winter's Tale

Answer: Perdita & perdita

Hermione called her Perdita (which means lost) after she was banished by King Leontes. Leontes thought that Perdita was the child of Polixenes, the King of Bohemia, who had previously been held in high regard by the Sicilian King.

3. Who was first to announce that the king's daughter had been found?

From Quiz The Winter's Tale

Answer: Rogero

His name is only mentioned once in the play and is not listed with the names of the other actors.

4. What is the name of Perdita's brother?

From Quiz The Winters Tale

Answer: Mamillius

Leontes is her father, Florizel her fiancee and Camillo a servant of King Polixenes of Bohemia. Her brother is of course Mamillius, although he dies not long after his sister's birth. It is the news of his death (which is broken during Hermione's trial) that makes Leontes repent and Hermione collapse and nearly die. Nearly, but not quite, although Leontes, her husband, thinks that she is dead.

5. What is the name Florizel assumes while in disguise?

From Quiz The Winter's Tale

Answer: Doricles

Doricles two is only voiced once during the play when he is addressed by another actor.

6. Finally ~ mark your ___?

From Quiz The Winters Tale

Answer: divorce

Divorce! Polixenes says this to Prince Florizel on hearing his intention of wedding Perdita without his father's consent. Outraged, Perdita and Florizel go to Sicilia on Camillo's advice, where they plead with King Leontes to try and convince Florizel's father, Leonte's former best friend, to marry him. It is here that the secret of Perdita's birth is revealed. The happy couple go to visit a statue of Perdita's mother, Hermione, which has been cleverly aged... When Leontes repents, she 'magically' walks off her pedestal and the King and Queen are reunited.

7. What happened to Antigonus?

From Quiz The Winter's Tale

Answer: He was torn to pieces by a bear

While in Bohemia with the banished princess babe, Antigonus was chased by a bear and torn to pieces while his ship and crew sank. The Clown witnessed his death and the Clown's father, the Old Shepherd, witnessed the sinking.

8. What was the name of the Italian sculptor who was supposed to have created a statue of the queen many years in the doing?

From Quiz The Winter's Tale

Answer: Julio Romano

The Italian master sculptor Julio Romano was credited with creating a image of the queen that was brilliantly lifelike. The piece was also referred to as a painting in the play.

9. Who is to marry Paulina at the play's conclusion?

From Quiz The Winter's Tale

Answer: Camillo

King Leontes makes the match at the play's conclusion in gratitude to Paulina who cared for Hermione, and Camillo who served both kings well.

10. From whence was the oracle of Apollo brought by Cleomenes and Dion?

From Quiz The Winter's Tale

Answer: Delphos

11. Whose untimely death was announced during the trial of Hermione?

From Quiz The Winter's Tale

Answer: Mamillius

Hermione's tender, young son and Prince of Sicilia could not deal with the accusations placed on his mother.

12. Who had his pocket picked while giving aid to a stranger?

From Quiz The Winter's Tale

Answer: Clown

Autolycus, the rogue, pretended to have been knocked down and while been helped to his feet by the Clown, picked his pocket.

13. Who is the first speaker in the play?

From Quiz The Winter's Tale

Answer: Archidamus

14. 'A sad tale's best for winter. I have one of sprites and goblins.' Who said it?

From Quiz The Winter's Tale

Answer: Mamillius

15. How many years was the king's daughter lost?

From Quiz The Winter's Tale

Answer: 16 & Sixteen & sixteen

The second part of the play occurs sixteen years after the time at the play's beginning.

16. Who does the clown profess his love to?

From Quiz The Winter's Tale

Answer: Mopsa

17. How did Queen Hermione die after hearing the news of her son's death?

From Quiz The Winter's Tale

Answer: She did not die

Hermione did not die, although her death was announced, but went into hiding for the 16 years until her daughter was found.

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