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Shakespeare's Familiar Quotes Quiz

Shakespeare's language is timeless -- we still use many of the expressions found in his plays. Take our quiz to see how well versed you are!

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Shakespeare's language is timeless -- we still use many of the expressions found in his plays. Take our quiz to see how well versed you are!

1. Shakespeare was definitely in love when he wrote the line, "Parting is such sweet sorrow." Who said this oft-quoted line?

  • Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing.
  • Kate in The Taming of the Shrew.
  • Juliet from Romeo and Juliet.

2. In which Shakespeare play can we find the line "Murder most foul"?

  • Julius Caesar.
  • Hamlet.
  • Macbeth.

3. In the tragedy, Othello, which is the much-quoted phrase that reaveals a truth.

  • "I will wear my heart on my sleeve."
  • "The lady doth protest too much, methinks."
  • "I must be cruel, only to be kind."

4. "All that glitters is not gold," is a popular warning in which Shakespeare play?

  • The Tempest.
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona.
  • The Merchant of Venice.

5. Which of the following popular phrases is credited to Shakespeare?

  • "What a tangled web we weave
    When we practice to deceive."
  • "In my mind's eye."
  • "A rose is a rose is a rose."

1. Shakespeare was definitely in love when he wrote the line, "Parting is such sweet sorrow." Who said this oft-quoted line?
Juliet from Romeo and Juliet.

2. In which Shakespeare play can we find the line "Murder most foul"?
Hamlet.

3. In the tragedy, Othello, which is the much-quoted phrase that reaveals a truth.
"I will wear my heart on my sleeve."

4. "All that glitters is not gold," is a popular warning in which Shakespeare play?
The Merchant of Venice.

5. Which of the following popular phrases is credited to Shakespeare?
"In my mind's eye."

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