Shakespeare Trivia Questions And Answers

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20 Shakespeare Trivia Questions

Prove how well you know the world’s favorite playwright with these fun free Shakespeare trivia questions and answers. Good luck!

1. What is the name of the mischievous jester in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, who is also known as Robin Goodfellow?

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Puck.

2. The lines “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow. That I shall say good night till it be morrow” are from which Shakespeare play?

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Romeo and Juliet.

3. In “The Merchant of Venice”, what is the name of the merchant?

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Antonio.

4. “When shall we three meet again, In thunder, lightning, or in rain?” are the opening lines to which play?

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Macbeth.

5. Complete this opening line from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18: “Shall I compare thee to …”

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A summer’s day.

6. What are the surnames of the title characters in “Romeo and Juliet”?

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Montague and Capulet.

7. Which of Shakespeare’s plays is the last that he wrote alone?

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The Tempest.

8. In which Shakespeare play does Rosalind disguise herself as a shepherd boy when fleeing to the forest?

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As You Like It.

9. In “King Lear”, what are the names of Lear’s three daughters?

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Goneril, Regan and Cordelia.

10. Malvolio and Sir Toby Bench are characters who appear in which Shakespeare comedy?

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Twelfth Night.

11. Which Shakespeare character speaks the famous line “A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse”?

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Richard III.

12. Who killed Macbeth?

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Macduff.

13. “If music be the food of love, play on” is the opening line of which play?

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Twelfth Night.

14. What is the name of Othello’s wife?

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Desdemona.

15. Which of Shakespeare’s plays contains the most words?

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Hamlet.

16. Which fat knight appears in the plays “Henry IV Part 1”, “Henry IV Part 2” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor”?

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Sir John Falstaff.

17. The drunken peddlar Christopher Sly appears in which Shakespeare play?

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The Taming of the Shrew.

18. Which of Shakespeare’s comedies is set in the Greek city of Ephesus and is about two sets of identical twins who were mistakenly separated at birth?

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A Comedy of Errors.

19. In “As You Like It”, which character speaks the famous monologue that begins with the line “All the world’s a stage”?

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Jacques.

20. According to the famous line in “Romeo and Juliet”, what by any other name would smell as sweet?

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A rose.

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