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William Shakespeare Quiz on Life and Works

William Shakespeare Quiz on his life and works will help you in learning. We have discussed questions and answers related to his compositions. As you know, Shakespeare was the most famous playwright and dramatist in the 16th century. He wrote Historical Plays, Romantic Plays, Sonnets, and Poems.

Q. Which work has been called by Shakespeare, ‘the first heir of my invention’?

(a) Hero and Leander

(b) The Rape of Lucrece

(c) Venus and Adonis

(d) The Comedy of Errors


Right Answer – (c) Venus and Adonis

Created on By Ajay Kumar

Shakespeare Quiz on Life and Works

This quiz has questions on William Shakespeare life and works.

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Shakespeare wrote -

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Portia is the heroine of the play -

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In which play of Shakespeare do the characters 'Voltemand' and 'Cornelius' appear?

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In which country is the story of Othello set?

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Who is the heroine in Shakespeare's The Tempest?

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In which play of Shakespeare do we find these lines. "There needs no ghost, my Lord, come from the grave, to tell in this".

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Which is not Shakespeare's drama?

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What is the sub-title of the play Twelfth Night?

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Shakespeare is -

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Ophelia is the beloved of -

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Shakespeare wrote total -

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The name of Prospero's daughter in the Tempest is -

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Shakespeare's play Hamlet is influenced by -

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William Shakespeare was the third child of:

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Shakespeare's 'Merchant of Venice' was produced in :

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Shakespeare was born in :

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"Cowards die many times before their deaths. 

The valiant never taste of death but once," These lines have been taken from.

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In which Shakespearean play does Curan appear? 

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How many sonnets are addressed to 'Dark Lady' by Shakespeare?

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Others abide our question, thou art free' Who has said this about Shakespeare?

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King Lear had.........daughters.

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Who is Hamlet's beloved in Hamlet?

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A Shakespearean sonnet ends with a ....

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Who called Hamlet "an artistic failure?"

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"The fault, dear Brutus, is not our stars. But in ourselves that we are underlings." Who said this and in which play?

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Q. At what age did Shakespeare get married to Anne Hathaway?

(a) 14

(c) 28

(b) 24

(d) 18


Right Answer – (d) 18

Q. William Shakespeare died on

(a) April 20, 1616

(b) April 28, 1616

(c) April 23, 1616

(d) April 25, 1616


Right Answer – (c) April 23, 1616

Q. “Frailty, thy name is a woman” is a famous line from the play-

(a) King Lear

(b) Hamlet

(c) Macbeth

(d) As You Like It


Right Answer – (b) Hamlet

Q. Which of the following is not a title to a play written by William Shakespeare?

(a) Henry VI

(b) Henry VIII

(c) Henry IV

(d) Henry VII


Right Answer – (d) Henry VII

Q. Who called Shakespeare, “The largest and most comprehensive soul”?

(a) Dr. Johnson

(b) Dryden

(c) T. S. Eliot

(d) I. A. Richards


Right Answer – (b) Dryden

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