Shakespeare MCQs Part 01 l 700 Questions with Answers l Shakespeare

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Q. Scholars have identified……..pieces of music linked to Shakespeare’s works?
Ans. 20,000
Q. The psychoanalyst………drew on Shakespearean psychology for his theories of human nature?
Ans. Sigmund Freud
Q………was the first to produce complete translations of Shakespeare’s plays in any language?
Ans. Christoph Martin Wieland
Q. According to Guinness Book of World Records,………remains the world’s best-selling playwright?
Ans. William Shakespeare
Q. Shakespeare’s daughter Judith had married Thomas Quiney two months before……….?
Ans. Shakespeare’s death
Q. Shakespeare’s direct line ended with his granddaughter Elizabeth Hall in……..?
Ans. 1670
Q. Shakespeare was buried in the chancel of the Holy Trinity Church……..after his death?
Ans. Two days
Q. In which play of Shakespeare do two friends approve of rape?
Ans. The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Q……….is a witty mixture of romance, fairy magic, and comic lowlife scenes?
Ans. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Q. It is the famous romantic tragedy of sexually charged adolescence, love, and death. Name the play?
Ans. Romeo and Juliet

Q. Shakespeare’s “problem plays” include Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida, and……..?
Ans. All’s Well That Ends Well
Q. Which character of Shakespeare has probably been discussed more than any other Shakespearean character?
Ans. Hamlet
Q. William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet, and…….?
Ans. Actor
Q. Who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist?
Ans. William Shakespeare
Q. Shakespeare is called England’s……..?
Ans. National poet
Q. Who is called “The Bard”?
Ans. Shakespeare
Q. What is the fatal flaw of Hamlet?
Ans. Hesitation
Q. The heroes of Othello and King Lear are undone by…….?
Ans. Hasty errors of judgment
Q. Most compressed of Shakespeare’s tragedies is…….?
Ans. Macbeth
Q. In which play does Shakespeare add a supernatural element to the tragic structure?
Ans. Macbeth

Q. Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus were considered Shakespeare’s most successful tragedies by the poet and critic…….?
Ans. T. S. Eliot
Q. In his final period, William Shakespeare turned to romance or tragicomedy and completed three more major plays titled Cymbeline, The Winter’s Tale, and……..?
Ans. The Tempest
Q. Shakespeare wrote 37 plays, but according to Wikipedia, he wrote…….?
Ans. 39 plays
(Keep both in mind)
Q. William Shakespeare’s plays have been translated into every major living language?
Ans. True
Q. Whose plays are performed more often than those of any other playwright?
Ans. Shakespeare’s plays
Q. Shakespeare died at the age of……….?
Ans. 52
Q. In Venus and Adonis, an innocent Adonis rejects the sexual advances of……..?
Ans. Venus
Q. Influenced by Ovid’s Metamorphoses, these poems show the guilt and moral confusion that result from uncontrolled lust. Name the poems?
Ans. “Venus and Adonis” and “The Rape of Lucrece” by Shakespeare
Q. In which poem of Shakespeare does a young woman lament her seduction by a persuasive suitor?
Ans. A Lover’s Complaint
Q. Macbeth is regarded as the tragedy of……?
Ans. Overlapping ambition

Q. Which play of Shakespeare has been described by T S Eliot as an artistic success?
Ans. Macbeth
Q. William Shakespeare’s play Measure for Measure is a…….?
Ans. Comedy
Q. Where is Shakespeare buried?
Ans. Church of the Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon
Q. Shakespeare belonged to which era/eras?
Ans. Elizabethan, Jacobean
Q. What were the names of Shakespeare’s three children?
Ans. Susanna Hall, Hamnet Shakespeare and
Judith Quiney
Q. Sometime between 1585 and 1592, Shakespeare began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the……..?
Ans. Lord Chamberlain’s Men
Q. The Lord Chamberlain’s Men were later known as the……..?
Ans. King’s Men
Q. What can be the best explanation for the character of John Falstaff in Henry IV?
Ans. Caricature
Q. “Whoever loved that loved not at first sight?” Shakespeare used it in As You Like It but who is the composer of this immortal line?
Ans. Christopher Marlowe
Q. Shakespeare owned Globe Theatre, but it was burned during a performance of……?
Ans. Henry Vlll

Q. Which is the other play than The Tempest by Shakespeare that observes the classical unities?
Ans. The Comedy of Errors
Q. Which play of Shakespeare is a dramatization of Robert Greene’s Pondosto?
Ans. The Winter’s Tale
Q. In which play does Shakespeare use the word Honorificabilitudinitatibus?
Ans. Love’s Labour’s Lost
Q. The general assumption about William Shakespeare’s religious affiliation is that he was a conforming member of the…….?
Ans. Established Church of England
Q. Many scholars have claimed that Shakespeare’s family may have had Catholic sympathies and that he himself was a…….?
Ans. Secret Catholic
Q. William Shakespeare produced most of his known works between…….?
Ans. 1589 and 1613
Q. William Shakespeare’s early plays were primarily……..?
Ans. Comedies and histories
Q. To whom did Shakespeare dedicate his first narrative poem, Venus and Adonis?
Ans. 3rd Earl of Southampton
Q. Who titled his novel Brave New World by taking words from Shakespeare’s play The Tempest?
Ans. Aldous Huxley
Q. Who uttered the words “Brave new world” in Shakespeare’s play The Tempest?
Ans. Miranda

Q. In which play does Shakespeare attack the puritans?
Ans. Twelfth Night
Q. About whom was it said, “Age cannot wither her nor custom stale her infinite variety?”
Ans. Cleopatra
Q. Cleopatra figures in Shakespeare’s play…….?
Ans. Antony and Cleopatra
Q. In the last phase of his life, Shakespeare wrote……..?
Ans. Tragicomedies
Q. In the last phase of his life, William Shakespeare wrote tragicomedies. They are also known as……..?
Ans. Romances
Q. In 1623, two fellow actors and friends of Shakespeare published a more definitive text known as the First Folio. What were their names?
Ans. John Heminges and Henry Condell
Q. How many plays of Shakespeare were there in the First Folio edition of 1623?
Ans. 36
Q. Titania is a character in Shakespeare’s play titled……?
Ans. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Q. The Battle of Actium took place in……?
Ans. Antony and Cleopatra
Q. In which play would you find a character called Starveling?
Ans. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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(Shakespeare MCQs Part 05)
(Shakespeare MCQs Part 06)

Q. Which play is generally accepted as being Shakespeare’s first?
Ans. Henry Vl
Q. The phrase “What’s in a name” occurs in………?
Ans. Romeo and Juliet
Q. Imogen is the heroine of Shakespeare’s play…….?
Ans. Cymbeline
Q. The Preface of First Folio was a prescient poem by…….?
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. Shakespeare’s mother…….was the daughter of an affluent landowning family?
Ans. Mary Arden
Q. Most biographers agree that Shakespeare was probably educated at the……..in Stratford?
Ans. King’s New School
Q. Which court issued Shakespeare’s marriage license?
Ans. The Consistory Court of the Diocese of Worcester
Q. Name the play in which hero and heroine die together?
Ans. Romeo and Juliet
Q. Coriolanus by Shakespeare is a……..play?
Ans. Roman
Q. Who is the messenger of the fairies in The Tempest?
Ans. Ariel

Q. In which play Hermione appears as the heroine?
Ans. The Winter’s Tale
Q. “Cowards die many times before their death” occurs in……?
Ans. Julius Caesar
Q. “A horse! A horse! My kingdom of a horse!” is a quote from……..?
Ans. King Richard lll
Q……….after the marriage, Shakespeare’s wife Anne Hathaway gave birth to a daughter named Susanna?
Ans. Six months
Q. Shakespeare’s son Hamnet died of unknown causes at the age of……..?
Ans. Eleven
Q. Scholars refer to the years between 1585 and 1592 as Shakespeare’s……..?
Ans. “Lost years”
Q. Several of Shakespeare’s plays were on the London stage by…….?
Ans. 1592
Q……..is Shakespeare’s longest play?
Ans. Hamlet
Q……..is Shakespeare’s shortest play?
Ans. The Comedy of Errors
Q. Shakespeare’s first comedy is…….?
Ans. The Comedy of Errors

Q. There are…….lines in Hamlet?
Ans. 4042
(Riverside Edition)
Q. The title of Love’s Labour’s Lost is from……?
Ans. Florio’s First Fruits
Q. The Comedy of Errors is an adaptation of a Latin comedy which is…….?
Ans. Menaechmi of Plautus
Q. The story of As You Like It has been taken from…….?
Ans. Lodge’s Rosalynde
Q. After 1594, Shakespeare’s plays were performed only by the………?
Ans. Lord Chamberlain’s Men
Q. In……, William Shakespeare bought the second-largest house in Stratford named New Place?
Ans. 1597
Q. By 1598, Shakespeare’s name had become a selling point and began to appear on the……..?
Ans. Title pages
Q. What was the name of Shakespeare’s son-in-law, husband of Susanna?
Ans. John Hall
Q. The Swan Song of Shakespeare is……?
Ans. The Tempest
Q. In The Rape of Lucrece, the virtuous wife Lucrece is raped by the lustful…….?
Ans. Tarquin

Q. The shortness of life and fleetingness of beauty is one of the themes of Shakespeare’s…….?
Ans. Sonnets
Q. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, who was untimely ripped from his mother’s womb?
Ans. Macduff
Q. In The Tempest, which character is associated with the earth?
Ans. Caliban
Q. Shakespeare’s play Hamlet is influenced by……..?
Ans. Thomas Kyd
Q. Shakespeare dedicated his first 126 sonnets to……?
Ans. Earl of Southampton
Q. Who wrote, “Shakespeare, Drayton, and Ben Jonson had a merry meeting and, it seems, drank too hard, for Shakespeare died of a fever there contracted?”
Ans. John Ward
Q. Shakespeare’s first histories dramatize the destructive results of weak or corrupt rule and have been interpreted as a justification for the origins of the……..?
Ans. Tudor Dynasty
Q. The Globe Theater opened in autumn……?
Ans. 1599
Q. The last of Shakespeare’s non-dramatic works to be printed were……..?
Ans. Sonnets
Q. Which play did Shakespeare write first Richard ll OR Richard lll?
Ans. Richard lll

Q. Who wrote The Fools of Shakespeare?
Ans. Warde Fredrick
Q. William J Long divided Shakespeare’s career into…….?
Ans. Four parts
Q. Which play of Shakespeare is full of slapstick farce?
Ans. The Comedy of Errors
Q. Who is associated with reason in madness?
Ans. King Lear
Q. The title of Shakespeare’s First Folio was………?
Ans. Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories & Tragedies
Q. Shakespeare’s First Folio is dedicated to……..?
Ans. William Herbert and his brother Philip Herbert
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