How Well Dost Thou Know Shakespeare?

To be, or not to be. That is the quiz.

  1. 1. In what Italian city does "Romeo and Juliet" take place?
    1. In fair Venice
    2. In fair Verona
  2. 2. Complete this line from Shakespeare's first sonnet.

    Shall I compare thee to a summer’s ______?

    1. day
    2. breeze
  3. 3. Who is the heroine of "Twelfth Night"?
    1. Viola
    2. Hermia
  4. 4. Complete Lady Macbeth's line.
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    Out, damn’d ______! Out, I say!

    1. spot
    2. stain
  5. 5. Complete this line from "Richard III".

    Now is the ______ of our discontent.

    1. winter
    2. autumn
  6. 6. How many daughters does King Lear have?
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
  7. 7. Complete the line from Sonnet 116.

    Let me not to the marriage of true ______ / Admit impediments.

    1. minds
    2. hearts
  8. 8. Complete this line from the "All the world's a stage" soliloquy.
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    Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans ______, sans everything.

    1. taste
    2. smell
  9. 9. Which line is from Hamlet's "To be, or not to be" speech?
    1. Thus conscience does make cowards of us all.
    2. Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow…
  10. 10. Compete this line from "Julius Caesar".

    Beware the ides of _______.

    1. May
    2. March
  11. 11. What does Puck call mortals in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"?
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    Lord, what _____ these mortals be!

    1. toads
    2. fools
  12. 12. Complete this line from Sonnet 130.

    My ________ eyes are nothing like the sun.

    1. lover’s
    2. mistress’
  13. 13. Which of these is NOT a Shakespearean insult?
    1. Thou lily-liver’d boy!
    2. O illiterate loiterer!
    3. Thou spleeny foot-licker!
  14. 14. Complete this line from Shakespeare's first sonnet.

    From fairest creatures we desire _______, / That thereby beauty’s rose may never die…

    1. increase
    2. growth
  15. 15. In what metre did Shakespeare write his sonnets?
    1. Iambic pentameter
    2. Common metre
  16. 16. Complete this line from "Henry VI".
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    The first thing we do, let’s kill all the _________.

    1. lords
    2. lawyers
  17. 17. What do the witches say over their cauldron in "Macbeth"?

    ______, ______, toil and trouble.

    1. Bubble, bubble
    2. Double, double
  18. 18. What is the name of Othello's wife?
    1. Ophelia
    2. Desdemona
  19. 19. Complete this line from "Much Ado About Nothing".

    Fellowship is constant in all other things save in the office and affairs of ______.

    1. love
    2. war
  20. 20. Who (actually) dies first in "Romeo and Juliet"?
    1. Romeo
    2. Juliet

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Hannah Jewell is a senior staff writer for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
 
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