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William Shakespeare: Quiz


Question 1:
Where was William Shakespeare born?
Hilden near Du00FCsseldorf
Columbus, Ohio
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Rye Cove, Virginia

Question 2: Nevertheless, poet and critic ________ rated Shakespeare highly, saying of Jonson, "I admire him, but I love Shakespeare".
PlutarchDemosthenesJohn DrydenTheseus

Question 3: In 1623, John Heminges and Henry Condell, two of Shakespeare's friends from the King's Men, published the ________, a collected edition of Shakespeare's plays.
Bad quartoFalse FolioWilliam ShakespeareFirst Folio

Question 4: His last major tragedies, ________ and Coriolanus, contain some of Shakespeare's finest poetry and were considered his most successful tragedies by the poet and critic T. S. Eliot.
Antony and CleopatraJulius Caesar (play)OthelloBBC Television Shakespeare

Question 5:
How is William Shakespeare described?
English poet and playwright
Australian actor and comedian
British peer
German choral director and composer

Question 6:
When did William Shakespeare die?

Question 7:
Where did William Shakespeare die?

Question 8: As a result, critics of the time mostly rated Shakespeare below John Fletcher and ________.
Ben Jonson foliosWilliam ShakespeareEnglish Renaissance theatreBen Jonson

Question 9: [22] Some twentieth-century scholars have suggested that Shakespeare may have been employed as a schoolmaster by Alexander Hoghton of ________, a Catholic landowner who named a certain "William Shakeshafte" in his will.
PrestonNorth West EnglandGreater ManchesterLancashire

Question 10: Under the ________, adopted in Catholic countries in 1582, Shakespeare died on 3 May.
Gregorian calendarTimeIslamic calendarJulian calendar

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