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Updated on Sep 10, 2020. Posted on Sep 6, 2020

Most High School Graduates Can't Pass This Ninth-Grade Shakespeare Test — Can You?

To fail or not to fail, that is the question.

  1. Where was William Shakespeare born?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    He was born in England.

  2. In which city does "Romeo & Juliet" take place in?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Verona, Italy.

  3. Which famous theatre is associated with Shakespeare?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's the Globe Theatre.

  4. Which famous actress shares her name with William Shakespeare's wife?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Anne Hathaway.

    They were married on December 1, 1582.

  5. How many sonnets and plays did Shakespeare write?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    He wrote 154 sonnets and 37 plays.

    Scholars believe that he may have written more, but they were lost or poorly documented.

  6. Which Shakespeare film adaptation is a modernization of "The Taming of the Shrew"?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's 10 Things I Hate About You.

  7. Which of these characters are NOT in "Macbeth"?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Tybalt is NOT in Macbeth.

    He is Juliet's cousin and Romeo's rival in Romeo & Juliet.

  8. How many lines does a Shakespearean sonnet contain?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It has 14 lines.

  9. Which of the following plays is NOT categorized as a tragedy?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Twelfth Night is categorized as a comedy.

  10. Which play is the following
    quote from?

    “The course of true love never did run smooth.”

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The line is spoken by Lysander to Hermia.

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