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Trivia Quiz - William Shakespeare: Epic British Author


There are many amazing facts surrounding the life of William Shakespeare. What do you know about him?

Quiz Number: 3880
Date Submitted: March 13, 2011
Quiz Categories: Shakespeare, British Authors
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 64.3 percent
Times Taken: 46 times
Taken by Registered Users: 6
Quiz is about: William Shakespeare

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1. What was William Shakespeare's wife's first name?
  A.   Anne
  B.   Amy
  C.   Abigail
  D.   Alma

2. Coincidentally, William Shakespeare's probable birth date is also the date of his death. What's the date?
  A.   February 9
  B.   April 23
  C.   August 6
  D.   November 12

3. How many of William Shakespeare's plays were published during his lifetime?
  A.   0
  B.   3
  C.   5
  D.   8

4. Which if the following is not the name of one of William Shakespeare's children?
  A.   Susannah
  B.   Hamnet
  C.   Judith
  D.   Meredith

5. By what title is William Shakespeare often referred?
  A.   Britian's Bard
  B.   Bard of England
  C.   Poet of London
  D.   Bard of Avon

6. William Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon; he also died there. However, he lived most of his life in what city?
  A.   Manchester
  B.   Birmingham
  C.   London
  D.   Newcastle

7. Little is known about William Shakespeare between the years of 1585 and 1592. To what are these years are often referred?
  A.   unknown time
  B.   missing years
  C.   lost years
  D.   between years

8. In 1594, William Shakespeare, along with a group of other players, founded a theatrical group. What was it called?
  A.   Lord Chamberlain's Men
  B.   Lady Elizabeth's Men
  C.   Lord Strange's Men
  D.   Pembroke's Men

9. Which of the following is not true of William Shakespeare?
  A.   he never attended a university
  B.   he lived through the "Black Death"
  C.   he traveled into Scandinavia on more than one occassion
  D.   he dabbled in property development

10. Shakespeare bequeathed most of his property to his oldest daughter, not his wife. What was the only item he bequeathed to his wife?
  A.   wine chalice
  B.   favorite chair
  C.   dog
  D.   second-best bed


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