Shakespeare Quiz questions and answers

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Shakespeare Plays Quiz

Ques. Shakespeare’s ”King Lear” is set in which country?
(a) Greece
(b) Denmark
(c) Italy
(d) England

Ans. (d)

Ques. The line ”Lord, what fools these mortals be!” is spoken by which Shakespearean character?
(a) The Earl of Gloucester in “King Lear”
(b) Puck in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
(c) Macbeth in “Macbeth”
(d) Portia in “The Merchant of Venice”

Ans. (b)

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Ques. What profession had been followed by Yorick, a character in Shakespeare’s ”Hamlet”?
(a) Priest
(b) Gravedigger
(c) Apothecary
(d) Jester

Ans. (d)

Ques. Why did the original Globe Theater in London burn to the ground in 1613 during a performance of William Shakespeare’s Henry VIII when the theatre’s roof ignited?
(a) A cigarette was dropped in the gallery
(b) A cannon, used for special effects, misfired
(c) A candle used for stage lighting fell into straw
(d) Gunpowder was ignited as a terrorist act

Ans. (b)

Ques. If a writer uses the word ‘Shakespeare’ to mean the works of Shakespeare, he is using a figure of speech known as:
(a) Synecdoche
(b) Simile
(C) Irony
(d) Metonmy

Ans. (d)

How many plays did Shakespeare write?

The playwright penned 154 works over his lifetime, dividing them into 37 genres: comedy, tragedy, history, and romance. Most of these plays have been translated into every major living language and are still performed regularly.
Shakespeare is credited with writing 38 plays, but some factions contend that he didn’t write any of the plays that have been attributed to him. One of these factions claims that Shakespeare co-wrote a play titled “Double Falsehood” with Lewis Theobald. Regardless of the number of plays Shakespeare wrote, most Shakespearean scholars agree that the English Renaissance playwright wrote between thirty-eight and forty-five plays. He also wrote 10 history plays, including Henry V and Richard III.
Shakespeare wrote many plays with different authors, Some of these collaborations were well-documented and have been credited to Shakespeare. However, other collaborations remain controversial. In the case of Titus Andronicus, his work was 40% Shakespeare, and 40% Thomas Kyd. In addition to Shakespeare’s solo work, he collaborated with other playwrights on Henry VI, Part 1 and his later adaptation of the play Cardenio. A study of the Edward III plays has concluded that the playwrights were forty percent Shakespeare and sixty-five percent Thomas Kyd.

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