Shakespeare Quiz Part 03 l 700 Questions with Answers l Shakespeare

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Q. Which play deals with the King’s inability to quell the bickering of his nobles and the inevitability of armed conflict?
Ans. Henry VI, Part 2
Q. Which play deals with the horrors of the armed conflict in Henry Vl Part 2?
Ans. Henry VI, Part 3
Q. Some regard………as the weakest of Shakespeare’s plays?
Ans. Henry VI, Part 1
Q. It is thought to be Shakespeare’s first tragedy. Name the play?
Ans. Titus Andronicus
Q. The Victorian era disapproved of it largely because of its graphic violence. Name the play?
Ans. Titus Andronicus
Q. It tells the story of two sets of identical twins. Name the play?
Ans. The Comedy of Errors
Q. Critics praise Shakespeare’s sonnets as a profound meditation on the nature of love, sexual passion, procreation, death, and……..?
Ans. Time
Q. Shakespeare’s first plays were written in the………style of the day?
Ans. Conventional
Q. Shakespeare’s standard poetic form was blank verse, composed in……?
Ans. Iambic pentameter
Q. Shakespeare’s style in the more emotional passages of the late tragedies was described by the literary critic…….as “more concentrated, rapid, varied, and, in construction, less regular, not seldom twisted or elliptical?”
Ans. A. C. Bradley
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Q. Captain Ahab in Moby-Dick by Herman Melville is a classic tragic hero, inspired by……..?
Ans. King Lear
Q. The verse in……..has been described as stilted?
Ans. The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Q. It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of King Richard III of England. Name the play?
Ans. Richard III
Q. It is the second-longest play of Shakespeare. Name the play?
Ans. Richard lll
Q. One of the central themes of Richard III is the……?
Ans. Idea of fate
Q……..deals with the loss of England’s French territories and the political machinations leading up to the Wars of the Roses?
Ans. Henry VI, Part 1
Q……….attempted to revive Shakespearean verse drama, though with little success?
Ans. The romantic poets
Q. Who described all English verse dramas from Coleridge to Tennyson as “feeble variations on Shakespearean themes?”
Ans. Critic George Steiner
Q. Shakespeare influenced novelists such as Thomas Hardy, William Faulkner, and……?
Ans. Charles Dickens
Q. The American novelist Herman Melville’s……..owe much to Shakespeare?
Ans. Soliloquies
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Q. The main plot of this play depicts the courtship of Petruchio and Katherina. Name the play?
Ans. The Taming of the Shrew
Q. It is the first of Shakespeare’s plays in which a heroine dresses as a boy.
Name the play?
Ans. The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Q. This play deals with the themes of friendship and infidelity, the conflict between friendship and love, and the foolish behaviour of people in love. Which play?
Ans. The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Q. What is the subject of Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice?
Ans. Debt
Q. This play is set in Messina and centers around two romantic pairings that emerge when a group of soldiers arrives in the town. Which play?
Ans. Much Ado About Nothing
Q. Jaques is a……..who figures in As You Like It?
Ans. Melancholy traveler
Q. Shakespeare has also inspired many painters, including the Romantics and the……….?
Ans. Pre-Raphaelites
Q. Samuel Johnson quoted……..more often than any other author in his A Dictionary of the English Language?
Ans. Shakespeare
Q. Who is the third most translated author in history?
Ans. William Shakespeare
Q. In the First Folio,……..called Shakespeare the “Soul of the age, the applause, delight, the wonder of our stage?”
Ans. Ben Jonson
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Q. This play centres on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Which play?
Ans. Twelfth Night
Q. Where does Twelfth Night take place?
Ans. Illyria
Q. What is the full title of Richard ll by Shakespeare?
Ans. The Life and Death of King Richard ll
Q. Which play focuses on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years’ War?
Ans. Henry V
Q. This play is about two young Italian star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. Which play?
Ans. Romeo and Juliet
Q. The characters Romeo and Juliet are regarded as……..young lovers?
Ans. Archetypal
Q. The cleric and author Francis Meres singled out…….from a group of English playwrights as “the most excellent” in both comedy and tragedy?
Ans. Shakespeare
Q. Who said of Ben Jonson, “I admire him, but I love Shakespeare?”
Ans. John Dryden
Q. Who wrote about Shakespeare, “Does not he shine, in crowned sovereignty, over us all, as the noblest, gentlest, yet strongest of rallying signs; indestructible?”
Ans. Thomas Carlyle
Q. Who claimed that the new naturalism of Ibsen’s plays had made Shakespeare obsolete?
Ans. G B Shaw
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Q. Along with Hamlet,………is one of Shakespeare’s most frequently performed plays?
Ans. Romeo and Juliet
Q. What is the subject of the play Romeo and Juliet?
Ans. Love
Q. The plot of Romeo and Juliet is based on an Italian tale translated into verse as The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by…….in 1562?
Ans. Arthur Brooke
Q. For Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare also borrowed heavily from…….by William Painter?
Ans. Palace of Pleasure
Q. In the play Julius Caesar,…….speaks more than four times as many lines as Julius Caesar?
Ans. Brutus
Q. Brutus joins a conspiracy led by……. to murder Julius Caesar, to prevent Caesar from becoming a tyrant?
Ans. Cassius
Q. The poet and critic……..argued against G B Shaw that Shakespeare’s “primitiveness” in fact made him truly modern?
Ans. T.S. Eliot
Q. Marxist playwright and director……… devised an epic theatre under the influence of Shakespeare?
Ans. Bertolt Brecht
Q. T S Eliot, along with G. Wilson Knight and the school of New Criticism, led a movement towards a closer reading of Shakespeare’s…….?
Ans. Imagery
Q. Who wrote: “Shakespeare was larger than Plato and than St. Augustine?”
Ans. Harold Bloom
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Q. Today, Measure for Measure is often cited as one of Shakespeare’s problem plays due to its………?
Ans. Ambiguous tone
Q. The character Abhorson figures in……..?
Ans. Measure for Measure
Q. Cressida is forced to leave……..to join her father in the Greek camp?
Ans. Troy
Q. Who has labelled Troilus and Cressida one of Shakespeare’s problem plays?
Ans. Frederick S. Boas
Q. Troilus and Cressida is set during the later years of the……..?
Ans. Trojan War
Q. For Troilus and Cressida, Shakespeare drew on a number of sources i.e. Chaucer’s version of the tale, Troilus and Criseyde, John Lydgate’s Troy Book and Caxton’s translation of the……?
Ans. Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye
Q. Around………after Shakespeare’s death, doubts began to be expressed about the authorship of the works attributed to him?
Ans. 230 years
Q. Proposed alternative candidates attributed to Shakespeare’s works include Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, and…….?
Ans. Edward de Vere
Q. Who wrote, “Hell is empty and all the devils are here?”
Ans. Shakespeare
Q. Who wrote, “How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child?”
Ans. Shakespeare

Q. In which play is Bertram compelled to marry Helena?
Ans. All’s Well That Ends Well
Q. This play is based on the tale of Giletta di Narbona of Boccaccio’s The Decameron. Which play?
Ans. All’s Well That Ends Well
Q. The major antagonist in this play is Octavius Caesar. Which play?
Ans. Octavius Caesar
Q. Which character does Enobarbus describe as having “infinite variety”?
Ans. Cleopatra
Q. The principal source for the play Antony and Cleopatra is an English translation of Plutarch’s……..?
Ans. “Life of Mark Antony”
Q. The play Coriolanus is based on the life of the legendary Roman leader……..?
Ans. Caius Marcius Coriolanus
Q. Who wrote, “The course of true love never did run smooth?”
Ans. Shakespeare
Q. Shakespeare was born during England’s……..?
Ans. Tudor period
Q. From 1585, the mysterious William Shakespeare disappeared from records for around seven years! Historians often refer to this part of the writer’s life as……..?
Ans. ‘The lost years’
Q. Shakespeare’s jealous rivals were known as the………?
Ans. University Wits

Q. The play Cymbeline is also known as The Tragedie of Cymbeline or………?
Ans. Cymbeline, King of Britain
Q. Like Othello and The Winter’s Tale, this play deals with the themes of innocence and jealousy. Which play?
Ans. Cymbeline
Q. In 2015, author Jeanette Winterson published a modern adaptation of The Winter’s Tale titled…….?
Ans. The Gap of Time
Q. Henry VIII is a collaborative history play, written by William Shakespeare and……?
Ans. John Fletcher
Q. This play is noted for having more stage directions than any of Shakespeare’s other plays. Which play?
Ans. Henry Vlll
Q. The Two Noble Kinsmen is a Jacobean…..?
Ans. Tragicomedy
Q. Who criticised and made fun of Shakespeare’s work?
Ans. The University Wits
Q. Who would often hire Shakespeare’s company to come and perform at the royal court?
Ans. Queen Elizabeth l AND James Vl of Scotland
Q. Plays at the Globe Theater featured lots of exciting special effects, with trap doors, actors lifted on wires, smoke, fire and even cannons?
Ans. True
Q. There were no female actors in Shakespeare’s time. Women’s parts were played by men?
Ans. True

Q. The plot of this play derives from “The Knight’s Tale” in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. Which play?
Ans. The Two Noble Kinsmen
Q. The Two Noble Kinsmen was first published in 1634 and attributed jointly to……..and William Shakespeare?
Ans. John Fletcher
Q. Only two of Shakespeare’s plays are written entirely in verse. They are Richard II and………?
Ans. King John
Q. Shakespeare’s most reproduced play is……?
Ans. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Q. Apart from Julius Caesar, in which play has Shakespeare depicted the Romans better than the Roman writers themselves have done?
Ans. Coriolanus
Q. In which play by Shakespeare do we find widowed queens questioning the assumptions of male politics?
Ans. Richard lll
Q. Shakespeare wore a gold hoop earring?
Ans. True
Q. Shakespeare had close connections with……?
Ans. King James I
Q. The first purchase by the National Portrait Gallery was the portrait of……..?
Ans. Shakespeare
Q. The American President……..was a great lover of Shakespeare’s plays?
Ans. Abraham Lincoln

Q. Edward Bond’s Bingo deals with the life of……..?
Ans. Shakespeare
Q. Sexual jealousy is a theme in Shakespeare’s…….?
Ans. Othello
Q. Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Coriolanus and…….are directly referred to in T S Eliot’s The Waste Land?
Ans. The Tempest
Q. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, who was “untimely ripped” from his mother’s womb?
Ans. Macduff
Q. Sexual possessiveness is a theme of Shakespeare’s play………?
Ans. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Q. Name the play in which the hero dies in the fourth act but the play continues to the 5th act?
Ans. Antony and Cleopatra
Q. There are more than…….variations recorded for the spelling of Shakespeare’s name?
Ans. 80
Q. Shakespeare seemed to be fond of one particular kind of death. What was it?
Ans. Suicide
Q. Shakespeare turned to sonnets because of………?
Ans. A plague
Q. Shakespeare’s plays contain 200 references to dogs and…….references to birds?
Ans. 600
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