To quiz or not to quiz, that is the question. Actually, it’s an easy question when it comes to these William Shakespeare trivia questions and answers – obviously you quiz and see just how well you know the Bard.
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?
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?
3. In “The Merchant of Venice”, what is the name of the merchant?
4. “When shall we three meet again, In thunder, lightning, or in rain?” are the opening lines to which play?
5. Complete this opening line from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18: “Shall I compare thee to …”
6. What are the surnames of the title characters in “Romeo and Juliet”?
7. Which of Shakespeare’s plays is the last that he wrote alone?
8. In which Shakespeare play does Rosalind disguise herself as a shepherd boy when fleeing to the forest?
9. In “King Lear”, what are the names of Lear’s three daughters?
10. Malvolio and Sir Toby Bench are characters who appear in which Shakespeare comedy?
11. Which Shakespeare character speaks the famous line “A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse”?
12. Who killed Macbeth?
13. “If music be the food of love, play on” is the opening line of which play?
14. What is the name of Othello’s wife?
15. Which of Shakespeare’s plays contains the most words?
16. Which fat knight appears in the plays “Henry IV Part 1”, “Henry IV Part 2” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor”?
17. The drunken peddlar Christopher Sly appears in which Shakespeare play?
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?
19. In “As You Like It”, which character speaks the famous monologue that begins with the line “All the world’s a stage”?
20. According to the famous line in “Romeo and Juliet”, what by any other name would smell as sweet?