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Trivia Quiz - The Taming of the Shrew - Wooing the hard way!


Although not recommended by marriage counsellors, The Taming of the Shrew is Shakespeare's version of how to win the heart of a headstrong lady. Take ten questions on the battle between Katherine and Petruccio.

Quiz Number: 5683
Date Submitted: June 11, 2017
Quiz Categories: Literature, Shakespeare
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 100 percent
Times Taken: 1 times
Taken by Registered Users: 1

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1. What country is the setting for The Taming of the Shrew?
  A.   Spain
  B.   Portugal
  C.   Italy
  D.   Greece

2. Why is Hortensio keen to get Katherine married off?
  A.   To win the bet he made with Lucentio
  B.   He wants to buy her father's house and needs her out of the way.
  C.   To paint her portrait as a married woman
  D.   This will enable him to marry her younger sister, Bianca.

3. Shakespeare used people in disguise as a common plot device. Which of the following disguises did not occur in The Taming of the Shrew?
  A.   Vincentio in disguise as Biondello
  B.   Hortensio in disguise as Licio
  C.   Lucentio in disguise as Cambio
  D.   Tranio in disguise as Lucentio

4. What does Katherine break over Hortensio's head?
  A.   wine jug
  B.   lute
  C.   her portrait
  D.   glass

5. Which if the following is not true about the marriage of Petruccio and Katherine?
  A.   Petruccio tells Katherine he will marry her rather than asks her.
  B.   Petruccio arrives at the ceremony in an appropriate clothing.
  C.   Katherine refuses to kiss her husband when asked by the priest.
  D.   Petruccio refuses to attend the wedding dinner and takes Katherine home.

6. How does Petruccio try Katherine's patience?
  A.   He refuses to speak to her.
  B.   He talks non-stop in an attempt to wear her down.
  C.   He calls her his naughty child.
  D.   He calls the sun the moon.

7. Petruccio says he treats Katherine like what bird to shape her appetites to suit his will?
  A.   falcon
  B.   owl
  C.   eagle
  D.   nightingale

8. What description does Shakespeare apply to Katherine?
  A.   a harpie from hell
  B.   the devil in a dress
  C.   a fiend of hell
  D.   the sister of Satan

9. Which of the following does not occur in The Taming of the Shrew?
  A.   Petruccio locks Katherine outside the house for a night.
  B.   Lucentio wins the heart of Bianca.
  C.   Hortensio marries a widow.
  D.   Lucentio's father is confronted by a merchant pretending to be him.

10. At the end of The Taming of the Shrew, what does Katherine not say a perfect wife should offer her husband?
  A.   love
  B.   a warm and welcoming bed
  C.   fair looks
  D.   true obedience


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