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Shakespeare's Life and Times

Test your knowledge on the life and times of Shakespeare.

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Test your knowledge on the life and times of Shakespeare.

1. William Shakespeare was reportedly born and died on what day?

  • April 15.
  • April 23.
  • May 17.
  • August 19.

2. What did Shakespeare will to his wife Anne Hathaway?

  • Nothing.
  • The lease to his theater.
  • The rights to his plays.
  • Their second best bed.

3. Shakespeare's son was named:

  • Lear.
  • Prospero.
  • Hamnet.
  • Henry.

4. Which British monarch reigned for most of Shakespeare's life?

  • Charles I.
  • Elizabeth I.
  • James I.
  • Elizabeth II.

5. Shakespeare was born and retired in:

  • Newcastle-under-Lyme.
  • Oxford.
  • Stratford-on-Avon.
  • London.

6. A number of scholars have questioned the authorship of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. Which one of these men has NOT been thought to be the actual author of Shakespeare's works?

  • Richard Burbage.
  • Christopher Marlowe.
  • Francis Bacon.
  • Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford.

7. What London theater is most associated with Shakespeare's plays?

  • The Globe Theater.
  • The Paramount.
  • The Strand.
  • The Cat and Cow.

8. Shakespeare spent most of his career acting in and writing for which troupe?

  • His Majesty's Servants.
  • Elizabeths' Troupe.
  • Lord Chamberlain's Men.
  • Acting Group.

9. Shakespeare's plays were published (as folios):

  • As he wrote them.
  • When he retired.
  • When he died.
  • In newspapers.

10. Which of these writers was NOT a contemporary of Shakespeare?

  • Thomas Kyd.
  • Christopher Marlowe.
  • Samuel Coleridge.
  • Edmund Spenser.

1. William Shakespeare was reportedly born and died on what day?
April 23.

2. What did Shakespeare will to his wife Anne Hathaway?
Their second best bed.

3. Shakespeare's son was named:
Hamnet.

4. Which British monarch reigned for most of Shakespeare's life?
Elizabeth I.

5. Shakespeare was born and retired in:
Stratford-on-Avon.

6. A number of scholars have questioned the authorship of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. Which one of these men has NOT been thought to be the actual author of Shakespeare's works?
Richard Burbage.

7. What London theater is most associated with Shakespeare's plays?
The Globe Theater.

8. Shakespeare spent most of his career acting in and writing for which troupe?
Lord Chamberlain's Men.

9. Shakespeare's plays were published (as folios):
When he died.

10. Which of these writers was NOT a contemporary of Shakespeare?
Samuel Coleridge.

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