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William Shakespeare Trivia Quiz II

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Father/Daughter - Measure for Measure's first recorded performance took place in 1604.In Shakespeare's play, "Measure for Measure," what relation are Claudio and Isabella?

a. Brother/Sister
b. Cousins
c. Father/Daughter
d. Husband/Wife


The Comedy of Errors - The Comedy of Errors is Shakespeare's shortest play.In which play do we see Aegeon appear as the Merchant of Syracuse?

a. Hamlet
b. As You Like It
c. Merchant of Venice
d. The Comedy of Errors


Twelfth Night - The first performance of Twelfth Night was on February 2, 1602.Sebastian and Olivia are lovers in which of Shakespeare's plays?

a. The Comedy of Errors
b. Twelfth Night
c. As You Like It
d. The Merchant of Venice


Chancellor - The full title of the play is 'The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark'.What is the occupation of Polonius in "Hamlet"?

a. Jester
b. King
c. Chancellor
d. King


Twelfth Night - The play centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated during a shipwreck.Which Shakespeare play has the subtitle "What You Will"?

a. The Comedy of Errors
b. As You Like It
c. Twelfth Night
d. Othello


The Comedy of Errors - The Comedy of Errors is about two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth."Proceed, Solinus, to procure my fall" is the opening line in which Shakespeare play?

a. Romeo and Juliet
b. The Merchant of Venice
c. The Comedy of Errors
d. All's Well That Ends Well


France - Henry V is a history play that was written somewhere around 1599.In the play Henry V, King Henry marries the princess of which nation?

a. Spain
b. Scotland
c. Italy
d. France


The Two Noble Kinsmen - The Two Noble Kinsmen was first published in 1634.Which of Shakespeare's plays is thought to be partially based on Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Knight's Tale"?

a. Titus Andronicus
b. The Two Noble Kinsmen
c. The Taming of the Shrew
d. Troilus and Cressia


Banquo - The Tragedy of Macbeth was written sometime between 1599 and 1606.The ghost of whom terrifies Macbeth at a banquet?

a. Malcolm
b. Witches
c. Duncan
d. Banquo


Malvolio - Malvolio is the steward of Olivia's household in the play, Twelfth Night.Whom does Olivia's Uncle con into thinking that Olivia is in love with him and wishes to see him wear yellow stockings?

a. Sebastian
b. Malvolio
c. Shylock
d. Viola


The Tempest - Gene Roddenberry stated that Forbidden Planet was one of his inspirations for Star Trek.Forbidden Planet is a 1956 sci-fi film based on which Shakespearean play?

a. Romeo and Juliet
b. Othello
c. King Lear
d. The Tempest


Henry VIII - The play is based on the life of Henry VIII of England.All is True was the original title for which Shakespeare play?

a. Henry VIII
b. Richard II
c. Richard III
d. King John


Britain - The first recorded production of Cymbeline was in April 1611.Complete the full title of Shakespeare's play "Cymbeline, King of...?

a. Britain
b. France
c. England
d. Rome


Rosalind - As You Like It is the origin of the phrase 'too much of a good thing'.Who is the lover of Orlando in "As You Like It"?

a. Juliet
b. Rosalind
c. Helena
d. Touchstone


Verona - Romeo and Juliet was one of Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime.Which city provides the setting for "Romeo and Juliet"?

a. Verona
b. Rome
c. Milan
d. Venice




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