1. Which of the following phrases appear in Shakespeare?
a. The Holy Bible
b. The Holy Ghost
c. Ten Thousand Dollars
2. Which of the following words appear in Shakespeare?
3. Which of the following plays were written by Shakespeare?
a. King Edward II
c. Love's Labour's Won
4. In The Merchant of Venice, which character is 'The Merchant'?
5. In which play does the phrase "A stage, where every man
must play a part" appear?
a. The Merchant of Venice
c. As You Like It
6. Which play is set partly in Cyprus?
a. Antony and Cleopatra
c. The Tempest
7. Which play includes the characters Elbow, Froth and Mistress
a. King Henry IV, Part 2
b. The Taming of the Shrew
c. Measure for Measure
8. Which of the following words were apparently first used by
9. Which of the following phrases were apparently invented by
a. Play fast and loose
b. The be-all and end-all
c. Many a mickle makes a muckle
10. Which of the following idiomatic phrases were apparently
invented by Shakespeare?
a. Backing a horse
b. Fronting a deal
c. Sidling away from danger
11. When Hamlet was first produced at The Globe, Richard Burbage
played the title role. Which part did Shakespeare play?
c. The Ghost of Hamlet's father
12. The first custom-built theatre in England was constructed
in 1576. What was its name?
a. The Globe
b. The Curtain
c. The Theatre
13. In his long epitaph, the playwright Ben Jonson referred to
a. Sweet Swan of Avon
b. Sweet Lark of London
c. Sweet Bird of Youth
14. The dying and embittered playwright Richard Green, parodying
a line from King Henry VI, referred to Shakespeare as:
a. A "Tiger's heart, wrapt in a
b. A "Writer's heart, wrapped in a
c. "Something rotten in the state of
15. The Head of State of which country has been reported as claiming
that Shakespeare was his compatriot?
a. The United States
c. Papua New Guinea