William Shakespeare Quizzes

eNotes Literature Quizzes

Test your knowledge of William Shakespeare by taking an eNotes quiz! Created and approved by high school teachers, each eNotes quiz is multiple choice and includes questions on plot points, themes, and character traits. eNotes quizzes can be taken online or printed for classroom use.

  • As You Like It

    As You Like It by freya221b

    How well do you know Shakespeare's pastoral romantic comedy?

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream: Characters

    A Midsummer Night's Dream: Characters by freya221b

    Do you remember who's who in Shakespeare's great comedy?

  • Romeo and Juliet: Overview

    Romeo and Juliet: Overview by freya221b

    How well do you know Shakespeare's tragedy of star-crossed lovers?

  • King Lear Overview

    King Lear Overview by freya221b

    How well do you know Shakespeare's classic tragedy?

  • The Comedy of Errors – The Twins
  • As You Like It Overview

    As You Like It Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    What do you recall about Jaques, the pessimist, or Rosalind, the ever-positive heroine of this comedic romp? Take this overview quiz from eNotes about William Shakespeare's As You Like It to be sure you remember the numerous plot twists for the play's couples as they pursue happily-ever-after!

  • Hamlet Overview

    Hamlet Overview by Jessica Gardner

    To quiz, or not to quiz? To quiz, of course! Test your knowledge of Shakespeare's famous play with eNotes' Hamlet Overview Quiz, covering major and minor plot points, characters, and other details from the work.

  • Macbeth Overview

    Macbeth Overview by enotes

    Our Macbeth Overview Quiz covers important plot points and character developments including the banquet scene, Macbeth's greatest fears, and the subject of Lady Macbeth's hallucinations. Take the quiz to test your knowledge of Shakespeare's most haunting play.

  • The Merchant of Venice Overview

    The Merchant of Venice Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    What are the consequences of demanding "a pound of flesh"? What happens in the complicated casket scene? Discover the answers to these questions and more with eNotes' The Merchant of Venice Overview Quiz!

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream Overview

    A Midsummer Night's Dream Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    Test yourself on Shakespeare's play of fairies, fools, and foibles with eNotes' A Midsummer Night's Dream Overview Quiz. Includes questions on the lovers, tricksters, and plot of this classic comedy to help you in your studies.

  • Othello Overview

    Othello Overview by Scott Locklear

    Jealousy and manipulation are at the heart of this tragedy. Be sure you recall the details of how a great love turns to terrible murder by taking the Othello overview quiz from eNotes.

  • Romeo and Juliet Overview

    Romeo and Juliet Overview by enotes

    Quiz yourself on everything there is to know about Shakespeare's classic romance with eNotes' Romeo and Juliet Overview Quiz. Includes questions on the lovers, the play's setting and plot, and important dialogue. 

  • Henry IV, Part I Overview

    Henry IV, Part I Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    How much do you know about this historical drama by Shakespeare? Take the Henry IV, Part I Overview quiz from eNotes to find out. Contains ten questions about this English play.

  • Henry V Overview

    Henry V Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    Henry V recounts one of history’s most stunning military upsets, in which the English were victorious over the French at Agincourt. But what else do you know about this historical Tudor play? Take the quiz from eNotes over Henry V by William Shakespeare and find out!

  • King Lear Overview

    King Lear Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    With questions on Cordelia, Goneril, Regan, and the division of their father's kingdom, eNotes' King Lear Overview Quiz is the perfect study tool to prepare for your next test or essay. Quiz yourself on one of Shakespeare's finest tragedies below!

  • Much Ado About Nothing Overview

    Much Ado About Nothing Overview by Jessica Gardner

    Break through the sparring and spurning of Shakespeare's comedy with eNotes' Much Ado About Nothing Overview Quiz. Includes questions on Beatrice and Benedick's relationship, Hero's predicament, and Don John's trickery. Test your knowledge below!

  • Richard III Overview

    Richard III Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    Test your knowledge of Britain's history, at least according to William Shakespeare. eNotes' Richard III Overview Quiz contains ten essential questions on the historical play and its controversial main character to aid you in your review. Bring on "the winter of our discontent," quiz your way to a better grade below!

  • The Taming of the Shrew Overview

    The Taming of the Shrew Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    eNotes' The Taming of the Shrew Overview Quiz asks the essential questions to Shakespeare's comedy, covering details of the play's intricate plot and characters. Test your knowledge today to better prepare for your next test or project!

  • The Tempest Overview

    The Tempest Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    eNotes' The Tempest Overview Quiz covers important questions on Shakespeare's tale of Prospero's island, including "What is Prospero’s final request to Ariel?" and "What does Ariel transform into in Act III?" Quiz yourself on this Shakespearean comedy below!

  • Twelfth Night Overview

    Twelfth Night Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    With cases of mistaken identity, separated twins, and gender-crossing disguise, Shakespeare's Twelfth Night can be difficult to grasp. eNotes' Twelfth Night Overview Quiz helps to quickly sort through the confusion of this romantic comedy with questions on dialogue, plot details, and characters great and small.

  • All's Well That Ends Well Overview

    All's Well That Ends Well Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    "Love all, trust a few." Trust us to guide you through the ins and outs of Shakespeare's comedy about Bertram and Helena. Take the All's Well That Ends Well Quiz from eNotes to find out everything you need to know! This quiz contains ten questions about all the privilege and problems of royalty.

  • Antony and Cleopatra Overview

    Antony and Cleopatra Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    How well do you know Shakespeare's historical tragedy of the Egyptian queen and her Roman general? Find out with eNotes' Antony and Cleopatra Overview Quiz! This quiz contains ten essential questions on the plot, characters, and other details of the play to help you in your review.

  • The Comedy of Errors Overview

    The Comedy of Errors Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    "There is something in the wind, that we cannot get in." Two sets of twins make for plenty of confusion in The Comedy of Errors, but we can help you find the right answers for your test. Understand the ins and outs of Shakespeare's most slapstick play by taking The Comedy of Errors Quiz from eNotes! Contains ten questions on this Shakespearean classic. Find out what you really need to know.

  • Coriolanus Overview

    Coriolanus Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    Witness the downfall of one of Shakespeare's most tragic of heroes in Coriolanus, then test your knowledge of the play with eNotes' Coriolanus Overview Quiz. With ten important questions on characters, plot, and dialogue, this quiz is designed to test your knowledge of the entire play, preparing you well for your next comprehensive test or assignment. Give it a go below to find out!

  • Measure for Measure Overview

    Measure for Measure Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    Vienna is becoming increasingly corrupt and the duke, at a loss for how to turn things around, appoints a temporary governor. Be sure you understand all the ins-and-outs and ups-and-downs of William Shakespeare's comedic romp Measure for Measure by the Overview quiz from eNotes here.

  • Richard II Overview

    Richard II Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    With whom do the commoners side? What bad tidings does Richard receive in Wales? Find the answers to these and other important questions from Shakespeare's history play with eNotes' Richard II Overview Quiz. With ten essential questions on plot, characters, dialogue and more, this quiz is designed to test your knowledge of the work as a whole. Each of its questions is also ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have taken this quiz. Give it a go below!

  • The Winter's Tale Overview

    The Winter's Tale Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    "A snapper-up of unconsidered trifles." We've considered everything to guide you though the ins and outs of Shakespeare's most interesting problem play. Take The Winter's Tale Overview Quiz from eNotes before you take a test in class. Contains ten questions about the mistakes of King Leontes.

  • Love's Labor's Lost Overview

    Love's Labor's Lost Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    Navigate the intricacies of courtship, disguise, and vows in Shakespeare's classic work with eNotes' Love's Labor's Lost Overview Quiz.

  • Cymbeline Overview

    Cymbeline Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    "I have not slept one wink." Don't lose any sleep over the particularities of Shakespeare's tale of an early Celtic British king. Take the Cymbeline Quiz from eNotes to review everything you need to know! Contains ten questions about this problem play and its themes of love and jealousy.

  • Pericles, Prince of Tyre Overview

    Pericles, Prince of Tyre Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    Follow Pericles, Prince of Tyre, as he solves riddles, flees from tyrant kings, wins tournaments, and sails off on adventures. Take eNotes' Pericles, Prince of Tyre Overview Quiz for this fascinating play below.

  • Henry VIII Overview

    Henry VIII Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    "Press not a falling man too far!" Henry VIII is not Shakespeare's easiest or most popular work, but if you need to know about Henry VIII's reign based on the Bard's historical play, eNotes won't let you fall down with these top 10 questions to study. Be sure you understand Henry's motivations and how others react by taking this Henry VIII Overview quiz.

  • Henry IV, Part II Overview

    Henry IV, Part II Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    Delve into the intrigues of the English court with eNotes' Henry IV, Part II Overview Quiz.

  • Troilus and Cressida Overview

    Troilus and Cressida Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida is a tumultuous play of deep tragedy and ribald comedy. Work through the details with eNotes' Troilus and Cressida Overview Quiz.

  • Henry VI, Part I Overview

    Henry VI, Part I Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    Shakespeare knows that political intrigue sets the stage for war. See how much you know of his famous history with eNotes' Henry VI, Part I Overview Quiz.

  • Henry VI, Part II Overview

    Henry VI, Part II Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    Delve into the intrigues of the English court with eNotes' Henry VI, Part II Overview Quiz

  • The Merry Wives of Windsor Overview

    The Merry Wives of Windsor Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    Test yourself on the roguish adventures of Sir John Falstaff with eNotes' The Merry Wives of Windsor Overview Quiz. Contains ten questions covering Shakespeare's entire play to help you in your review.

  • Henry VI, Part III Overview

    Henry VI, Part III Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    Quiz yourself with eNotes' Henry VI, Part III Overview Quiz, covering questions on important plot points and character motives.

  • Timon of Athens Overview

    Timon of Athens Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    Shakespeare's Timon of Athens is widely regarded as his most challenging and obscure work. Take eNotes' Timon of Athens Overview Quiz to see if you've got what it takes to take on this play.

  • Titus Andronicus Overview

    Titus Andronicus Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    How much do you know about Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent play? Take the Titus Andronicus overview quiz from eNotes to find out! Contains ten questions about the cycle of revenge between a Roman General and a Gothic Queen.

  • Two Gentlemen of Verona Overview

    Two Gentlemen of Verona Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    Take eNotes' Two Gentlemen of Verona Overview Quiz to test your knowledge of the play as a whole, including its setting, plot, and characters.

  • Julius Caesar Overview

    Julius Caesar Overview by Scott Locklear

    "Et tu, Brute?" Caesar's dying words encapsulate the entire essence of this play of leadership, friendship, and betrayal. Be sure you recall the details of William Shakespeare's tragedy Julius Caesar by taking the overview quiz from eNotes. 

  • Hamlet Act 1 Scene 1

    Hamlet Act 1 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Have you figured out the many things that are "rotten" yet? Be sure you understand what is going on in the opening scene by taking this quiz over Act 1, Scene 1 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Macbeth Act 1 Scene 1

    Macbeth Act 1 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    Just a few ladies, hanging around in the country side... Oh, wait... Does that one have warts? And what are they stirring in that huge pot? Is that a... thumb? Welcome to Act 1, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth. No ruby slippers or benevolent witches here. The Bard of Avon really knows how to create a mood. Be sure you understand the witches' puzzles better than Macbeth does by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz for Macbeth Act 1, Scene 1

  • Othello Act 1 Scene 1

    Othello Act 1 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    Mondays... am I right? Imagine you are Brabantio. First you get one piece of bad news, then another! What's a wealthy politician to do when your daughter defies you and your underlings are running amok? Making matters worse is that the once-trustworthy Iago is behind the scenes, seething with anger about a perceived wrong and plotting revenge. Be sure you understand how Act 1, Scene 1 of Othello sets the foundation for the tragedy that is to come by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 1

    Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    Everybody who has been through high school knows about crushes... and if you don't yet, you soon will. Act 1 Scene 1 introduces us one of the "star cross'd lovers" the Chorus warns of in the Prologue. Here, the audience witnesses Romeo's teenaged angst and observes how he responds to the friend who tries to console him. Romeo is in love with being in love. Take our quiz and make sure you understand the initial motivations for the tragedy that follows. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty. See how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. What have you got to lose? What you'll gain is a better grade!

  • Julius Caesar Act 1 Scene 1

    Julius Caesar Act 1 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    The ambitious Julius Caesar has suddenly become the most powerful man in Rome. Not everyone is happy about this, to say the least. Be sure you understand what is going on in this opening scene of the play by taking the quiz over Act 1, Scene 1 of Julius Caesar from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 1 Scene 2

    Hamlet Act 1 Scene 2 by Jamie Wheeler

    Ever come home after a long trip and find your family has redecorated your room? It's a million times worse for the Prince of Denmark, who returns to find his father dead, his mother re-married to his uncle, and his country under threat. Be sure you understand this foundational scene by taking the quiz over Act 1, Scene 2 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Macbeth Act 1 Scene 2

    Macbeth Act 1 Scene 2 by Jamie Wheeler

    "The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse, " warned Irish philosopher Edmund Burke. He was right. Power is like a drug: the more you have, the more you want. Such is the case with Macbeth. He has proven himself to be a formidable force and has been rewarded for his efforts... but he wants more. Be sure you understand the players and their positions as they strive to achieve and maintain power by taking eNotes' exclusive, interactive quiz on Macbeth Act 1, Scene 2. Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead. See how you do!

  • Othello Act 2 Scene 1

    Othello Act 2 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    Although he is called "Honest Iago" often, and ironically, by Othello, Act 2, Scene 1 of the play proves the moniker is a false one; "Cunning" might do it, but "Evil" seems more fitting. Iago has his hooks into everyone in this scene, baiting them all into stirring up trouble while keeping his own hands clean. Roderigo and Cassio are his victims here, by they are just pawns as Iago moves towards destroying his real enemy, Othello. Be sure you understand how Iago is constructing his schemes by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Act 2, Scene 1 of Othello. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 2

    Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 2 by Jamie Wheeler

    Parties have a way of getting out of hand. Even in the days before Twitter and Facebook, word could spread quicker than you could say, "Swounds! Where did all these people come from?" This is what essentially happens at the ball thrown by Juliet's parents, Lord and Lady Capulet. Soon, not only are all the right people in attendance, all the "wrong" folks are as well, including the son of the family's bitter enemies. Do you remember how all these people came together? Take our interactive, exclusive quiz to Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 2 and be sure. Each of our questions is ranked in level of difficulty, based on how other people fared who took the quiz. Go ahead, give it a try below!

  • Julius Caesar Act 1 Scene 2

    Julius Caesar Act 1 Scene 2 by Jamie Wheeler

    Three shouts bode change and Brutus is concerned. Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 1, Scene 2 of Julius Caesar from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 1 Scene 3

    Hamlet Act 1 Scene 3 by Jamie Wheeler

    Laertes and Ophelia are saying goodbye, and like any big brother going off to college, Laertes has some words of warning for his little sister. Be sure you understand Laertes's concerns by taking the quiz over Act 1, Scene 3 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Macbeth Act 1 Scene 3

    Macbeth Act 1 Scene 3 by Jamie Wheeler

    An enigma wrapped in a mystery! By Act 1, Scene 3, things are getting stranger (if that's possible) and more confusing. The Weird Sisters are stirring the pot, both literally and figuratively. Banquo is trying to figure out the witches' riddle. Macbeth is reveling in the old crones' flattery of titles, present and future. Be sure you understand who is being manipulated and why by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 1, Scene 3. Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead, see how you do!  

  • Othello Act 3 Scene 1

    Othello Act 3 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    “Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked," Machiavelli warned. It's too bad Iago had already checked out The Prince from the local Venetian library, because Cassio could really have learned a thing or two about manipulation, as could several of the other characters caught in Iago's manipulative web. Be sure you understand this tangle of intentions by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Act 3, Scene 1 of Othello. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 3

    Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 3 by Jamie Wheeler

    Nurse and mother, Lady Montague, have a heart-to-heart with Juliet and their combined behaviors and responses begin to map out the fate of Juliet's future. What action does Juliet's mother request? What response does Juliet make? What will Lady Montague's "selling points" lead to? How do these foreshadow what is to come for Juliet? And why does Lady Montague allow overly-talkative Nurse to stay in the room? (Will Nurse never stop chattering?!) Come test your recollection of the actions in Romeo and Juliet, Act 1 scene 3, with this eNotes-exclusive quiz and discover Shakespeare's artful foreshadowing in the process! Immediate results when you click "Submit"!

  • Julius Caesar Act 1 Scene 3

    Julius Caesar Act 1 Scene 3 by Jamie Wheeler

    Casca has had some strange visions, which he reports to Cicero. What has Casca envisioned and how does Cicero interpret theses "signs"? Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 1, Scene 3 of Julius Caesar from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 1 Scene 4

    Hamlet Act 1 Scene 4 by Jamie Wheeler

    What would you say to a ghost? Furthermore, what if your friend was talking to a ghost, how would you advise him? Horatio, Hamlet's best friend, must answer both of these questions. Be sure you understand this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 1, Scene 4 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Macbeth Act 1 Scene 4

    Macbeth Act 1 Scene 4 by Jamie Wheeler

    It must have appeared to King Duncan that Scotland was his chessboard. Executions here, appointments there; castles to visit, knights to move about. The "game" Duncan is playing, however, is not one he will win. Plans are being made without his knowledge, sanction, or consent. Of course, the new players who think they can wrest and maintain control are also deluded. Be sure you understand how the game is being played by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 1, Scene 4. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Othello Act 4 Scene 1

    Othello Act 4 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    Othello may very well possess a great military mind but in matters of the heart, he's easily fooled. Misinformation, planted "proof" and deliberate lies are part and parcel of Iago's plot, and Othello falls for all of it. No one is above suspicion in Othello's mind, except, ironically, the perpetrator of the lies. Be sure you understand how Iago is using Othello and other characters to his evil ends by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Act 4, Scene 1 of Othello. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 4

    Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 4 by Jamie Wheeler

    So... you and your friends have decided to crash a party. A few of them are all, "YES! Let's go!" but there's always that one who is the Voice of Reason and implores the rest of you to not do something rash. What usually happens? That's right. Everybody goes and the Voice of Reason sighs and comes along too. Do you remember who said and did what? Find out for sure by taking our fun, interactive quiz on Romeo and Juliet Act One, Scene Four. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty. See how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. C'mon, give it a try!

  • Julius Caesar Act 2 Scene 1

    Julius Caesar Act 2 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    Brutus receives an important letter. Do you know what it says and how he reacts? Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 2, Scene 1 of Julius Caesar from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 1 Scene 5

    Hamlet Act 1 Scene 5 by Jamie Wheeler

    The Ghost of King Hamlet has some shocking news. Well, the fact that a ghost is speaking at all is pretty shocking in and of itself. What does the apparition tell his son and why does the prince have concerns about the ghost's veracity? Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the eNotes quiz on Act 1, Scene 5 of Hamlet. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Macbeth Act 1 Scene 5

    Macbeth Act 1 Scene 5 by Jamie Wheeler

    The ambitions of "The Real Housewives of Wherever" are NOTHING compared to the aspirations Lady Macbeth. While Macbeth certainly has the lion's share of culpability in the tragedy that is to come, his greedy wife bears much of the responsibility as well. In this scene, the audience learns just how far Lady Macbeth is willing to go to achieve what she wants. Make sure you are following the twists and turns by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 1, Scene 5. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Othello Act 1 Scene 2

    Othello Act 1 Scene 2 by Jamie Wheeler

    "Our distrust is very expensive, " Ralph Waldo Emerson warned. And so it will be for Othello as he trusts the wrong person and doubts the innocent. In Act 1, Scene 2, Iago is carefully baiting his trap, luring Othello to a false sense of trust and sowing the seeds of doubt in the general. Iago, however, does not limit his manipulation to Othello. For his plan to really work, he must cause discord and mistrust among others close to him. Test your knowledge of Iago's twisted schemes with eNotes' quiz to Othello Act 1, Scene 2. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 5

    Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 5 by Jamie Wheeler

    The Montagues and the Capulets meet at the Capulet's ball ... with the Montagues uninvited! Many actions transpire here that build toward romantic delight and the awful climax. Who shows unexpected kindness and with what loving metaphor is Juliet described? See the enmity between the Montagues and the Capulets take on new dynamics as some seek to join and some seek to sever, and ask yourself: "Why does Lord Capulet do what he does?" Test your grasp of Shakespeare's poetic character development with eNotes' Quiz on Romeo and Juliet, Act 1 Scene 5 and get instant feedback to help you in your review.

  • Julius Caesar Act 2 Scene 2

    Julius Caesar Act 2 Scene 2 by Jamie Wheeler

    Calpurnia has had a terrifying vision about the fate of her husband. What has she seen and how does Caesar respond to her pleas? Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 2, Scene 2 of Julius Caesar from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 2 Scene 1

    Hamlet Act 2 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    Polonius is sure of the cause of Hamlet's odd behavior, but Hamlet is using him, and his daughter, as the cheese in the trap he is setting for Claudius. Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 2, Scene 1 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Macbeth Act 1 Scene 6

    Macbeth Act 1 Scene 6 by Jamie Wheeler

    “Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides," warned the French novelist André Malraux. King Duncan would have done well to have understood this maxim regarding human behavior as he crossed the threshold of Inverness. Although he is greeted warmly and returns the hospitality both in word and deed, much is being hidden from the monarch. Test how well you are understanding the Macbeths' hidden agenda by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 1, Scene 6. Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead, see how you do!

  • Othello Act 1 Scene 3

    Othello Act 1 Scene 3 by Jamie Wheeler

    Guess who's coming to dinner? This is not a game the Duke of Venice is particularly interested in playing. His daughter, Desdemona, has wedded someone who, while accomplished, is not up to his standards for a variety of reasons. Among those reasons is a father's feeling that no one is good enough for his little girl, but there is more than that going on here. Make sure you have a good grasp of the characters and events that are the foundation of Othelllo by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz over Act 1, Scene 1. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 1

    Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    We've all had a BFF that you just want to smack from time to time. The mooning... oh, the mooning. You try reasoning, cajoling, pleading, or some combination thereof. This is what Romeo's good buddies are dealing with, as they plead with their friend to come out of his funk, but nothing works. Recall who-said-what, what the friends did and why by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz on Romeo and Juliet Act 2, Scene 1. Each of our questions is ranked in level of difficulty, based on how other people fared who took the quiz. Go ahead, give it a try! You have nothing to lose! And a better grade to gain! 

  • Julius Caesar Act 2 Scenes 3 and 4

    Julius Caesar Act 2 Scenes 3 and 4 by Jamie Wheeler

    Artemidorus urgently needs to get a letter to Caesar. Do you know what the important message is and what happens to the information? Be sure you understand what is going on in these important scenes by taking the quiz over Act 2, Scenes 3 and 4 of Julius Caesar from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene. 

  • Hamlet Act 2 Scene 2

    Hamlet Act 2 Scene 2 by Jamie Wheeler

    Claudius is getting nervous. Fortinbras is on the move and Hamlet is becoming a greater threat by the minute. Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 2, Scene 2 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Macbeth Act 1 Scene 7

    Macbeth Act 1 Scene 7 by Jamie Wheeler

    "Keeping Up with the Macbeths"? "Survivor: Scotland"? If reality television had been around in the eleventh century, scouts might well have chosen Macbeth and his wife for their own show. They have all the human foibles we all like to rubberneck... they are already rich, but they want to acquire even more wealth. They have power but they want even more power. And what makes this show even more compelling? The plotting of a murder to get what they both want. Make sure you understand how the tragedy is set in motion during the dinner table scene of Macbeth Act 1, Scene 7 with eNotes' interactive quiz. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty. See how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Othello Act 2 Scenes 2 and 3

    Othello Act 2 Scenes 2 and 3 by Jamie Wheeler

    "A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues," Plutarch observed. Once someone figures out what your chief weakness is, that person can exploit it. Unfortunately for Cassio, Iago has discovered his vice. While Cassio isn't Iago's primary target, he is a most necessary liaison to the person who is: Othello. Iago will have revenge for the wrongs he feels have been done him, and if innocents must be used, so be it. For Iago, the ends justify the means. Be sure you understand Iago's motivations by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Act 2, Scene 2 of Othello. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try!

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 2

    Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 2 by Jamie Wheeler

    Dialogue is at the heart of every Shakespearean play, moving both our emotions and the plot. There are some juicy conversations in Romeo and Juliet, Act II, scene ii. Do you remember them? Test yourself! Romeo and Juliet have a romantic tête-à-tête until they are interrupted! (Egad!) Romeo, ever the romantic, waxes lyrical as Juliet gazes out her window. Secrets are told and overheard. Love is sworn--or not. Romeo wishes as upon a star when he sees Juliet's hand upon her cheek. Is your memory jogged yet? Take eNotes' quiz to Romeo and Juliet Act 2 scene 2 to find out!

  • Julius Caesar Act 3 Scene 1

    Julius Caesar Act 3 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    Brutus is rallying the conspirators while Antony is delivering dire predictions. Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 3, Scene 1 of Julius Caesar from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 3 Scene 1

    Hamlet Act 3 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    Hamlet is trying to be free of Ophelia while Claudius is plotting to get rid of his stepson. Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 3, Scene 1 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Macbeth Act 2 Scene 1

    Macbeth Act 2 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    Bell, hook, or candle: signs that some people are up to no good. The evil plot brewing between the Thane of Cawdor and his lady love is coming to a boil and the vile soup finally spills over. The deed is done but the consequences and ramifications have only just begun. Freud would have called Macbeth's actions "repression," but nothing repressed can stay that way forever. Discover who is hiding what, whose dreams are being haunted, and what else is unfolding by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 2, Scene 1. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty. See how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try!

  • Othello Act 3 Scenes 2 and 3

    Othello Act 3 Scenes 2 and 3 by Jamie Wheeler

    Psychologists say that manipulation works on four fronts: fear, guilt, hype, and moralism. It seems that Iago is firing on all cylinders as he customizes his approach for each person in his sights. And since none of the people he manipulates are aware of his ill intentions at all, they are more susceptible to his deceit and control. Be sure you understand whose strings Iago is pulling and why by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Othello Act 3, Scenes 2-3. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 3

    Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 3 by Jamie Wheeler

    A tisket, a tasket, what's in the friar's basket? In Act 2, Scene 3, we find out. And it's probably not what you think it is. As Friar Laurence prepares to "help" the young lovers, we, as readers or viewers, might be both moved by his compassion and suspicious of both his motives and explanations. The "solution" to the complex marriage drama becomes even more convoluted as the friar helps Romeo and Juliet abscond. How well do you understand this scene? Take our exclusive, interactive quiz to Romeo and Juliet Act 2, Scene 3 and find out. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try! 

  • Julius Caesar Act 3 Scenes 2 and 3

    Julius Caesar Act 3 Scenes 2 and 3 by Jamie Wheeler

    Brutus and Antony are both trying to work the crowd; each has an opposite message. Be sure you understand what is going on in these important scenes by taking the quiz over Act 3, Scenes 2 and 3 of Julius Caesar from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of these scenes.

  • Hamlet Act 3 Scene 2

    Hamlet Act 3 Scene 2 by Jamie Wheeler

    "The play's the thing / Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King!" Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the eNotes quiz over Act 3, Scene 2 of Hamlet. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Macbeth Act 2 Scene 2

    Macbeth Act 2 Scene 2 by Jamie Wheeler

    Have you ever had friends that were so bad for each other that it made you cringe? Alone, the friends seemed fine; but together, they were a train wreck. Well, this is the case with Macbeth and Lady Macbeth; they inflame whatever is worst about the other person when together. In Act 2, Scene 2 the terrible twosome have acted on their plan, rather than just thought about it. Be sure you understand who-compelled-whom to do what as well as the key points of the action by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 2, Scene 2. Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead, see how you do!

  • Othello Act 3 Scene 4

    Othello Act 3 Scene 4 by Jamie Wheeler

    When Emilia tells her husband, "I have a thing for you," Iago makes sport of the comment. Would that it were only a sexually-tinged inference. Emilia does indeed have a "thing" for her husband, who is frequently and ironically called "Honest Iago" by his boss, Othello. But the "thing" Emilia is about to relinquish is no joke; in fact, it is the physical item that propels the tragedy. Be sure that you are following the twists and turns of Act 3, Scene 4 of Othello by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz below. Each of its questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try!

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 4

    Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 4 by Jamie Wheeler

    Actions speak louder than words, and secondary characters have some pretty "loud" actions in Romeo and Juliet, Act II, scene iv. From Romeo's servant to his teasing friends, everyone has some significant role to play. Nurse has an urgent message for Romeo. A Capulet is out for revenge and Romeo's blood. Romeo's servant carries the success of Romeo's hopes upon his shoulders. And boys will be boys and tease their "bro." Take eNotes' quiz to Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 4 to review the significant actions of minor characters who help or hinder Romeo and Juliet on their way to true love's goal.

  • Julius Caesar Act 4 Scene 1

    Julius Caesar Act 4 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    Tasks have been delegated. If you are in on the conspiracy, it's too late to back out now. Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 4, Scene 1 of Julius Caesar from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 3 Scene 3

    Hamlet Act 3 Scene 3 by Jamie Wheeler

    The perfect moment has come for Hamlet to avenge his father... why doesn't he take it? Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 3, Scene 3 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Macbeth Act 2 Scene 3

    Macbeth Act 2 Scene 3 by Jamie Wheeler

    "When clouds appear, wise men put on their cloaks," warns a citizen in Shakespeare's Richard III. Macbeth does not heed this wisdom. Portents of doom abound. Control over events is ebbing away. Rash actions will have dire consequences. Inverness, to put it in modern terms, has broken bad. Be sure you are following all of the twists and turns of Macbeth Act 2, Scene 3 by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz. Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead, see how you do!

  • Othello Act 4 Scene 2

    Othello Act 4 Scene 2 by Jamie Wheeler

    If the definition of stupid is knowing the truth, seeing the truth, but still believing the lies, Othello isn't very bright, even if he is a high-ranking military officer. His trust is misplaced. He believes those he shouldn't and distrusts those who have never given him reason to suspect their loyalty. Othello may think he is the puppet master, but he is not the one pulling the strings. Be sure you understand who is lying and who is being honest by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Othello Act 4, Scene 2. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 5

    Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 5 by Jamie Wheeler

    Things are heating up in Act Two, Scene Five. Will Juliet's love-at-first sight return to claim her fair hand? Will her nurse help or hinder the young lovers' efforts? While the fate for the young couple is unknown to the players, the audience knows that the "star cross'd lovers" are doomed. This scene is like looking back at an accident you know is about to happen, but we rubberneck anyway. How well can you identify those pivotal moments in this scene? Take our exclusive quiz on Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 5 to find out!

  • Julius Caesar Act 4 Scenes 2 and 3

    Julius Caesar Act 4 Scenes 2 and 3 by Jamie Wheeler

    Ghosts and disagreements are the themes of these important scenes. Be sure you understand what is going on by taking the quiz over Act 4, Scenes 2 and 3 of Julius Caesar from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of these scenes.

  • Hamlet Act 3 Scene 4

    Hamlet Act 3 Scene 4 by Jamie Wheeler

    Polonius is playing hide-and-seek but unfortunately for him, things get a little... stabby. Be sure you are following the cloak-and-dagger action of this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 3, Scene 4 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Macbeth Act 2 Scene 4

    Macbeth Act 2 Scene 4 by Jamie Wheeler

    If Act 2, Scene 4 left you going, "Um, huh? What? I can't even..." this is not a surprise. The action is fast and furious. Players are dead, people are missing, mystery and accusations abound, and many characters are in mourning for their murdered king. A power vacuum is a dangerous thing and decisions are being made quickly about the future of Scotland. How well are you understanding who-is-doing-what, who-is-saying-what and where the action is headed? Find out by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 2, Scene 4. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade! 

  • Othello Act 4 Scene 3

    Othello Act 4 Scene 3 by Jamie Wheeler

    Act 4, Scene 3 has the two main ingredients of a good country song: love and betrayal. Poor Desdemona actually does croon about her misfortunes in this scene. Her BFF isn't being so "best" and her husband is being aloof and weird, to say the least. What is the daughter of a wealthy politician who has defied her father to do? Be sure you understand the conundrum Desdemona is in and the actions of the other characters in this scene by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Othello Act 4, Scene 3. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try!

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 6

    Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 6 by Jamie Wheeler

    Ever had a well-meaning adult in your life who just made everything worse? Such is the case, the reader or viewer begins to learn, in Act Two, Scene Six of Romeo and Juliet, as Friar Laurence is torn between fostering love and giving guidance to these two hormonally-charged young people. As the proverb says, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions." And while you may be cheering for the two lovers who have defied authority, you also know that the "star cross'd lovers" are doomed. This scene is action-packed. Be sure you understand the major and minor points of this pivotal scene by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 6. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below! 

  • Julius Caesar Act 5 Scene 1

    Julius Caesar Act 5 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    A battle is about to begin and the conspirators think they have been shown signs. Do you know what those signs are and how they are being interpreted? Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 5, Scene 1 of Julius Caesar from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 4 Scene 1

    Hamlet Act 4 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    Hamlet is playing hide-and-seek... with a body. Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 4, Scene 1 of Hamlet from eNotes. Four questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Macbeth Act 3 Scene 1

    Macbeth Act 3 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    "The best of men cannot suspend their fate: The good die early, and the bad die late," Daniel Defoe wrote. The same lesson could be applied to the characters of Macbeth. While Macbeth and Banquo are hoping for good fates, for themselves and for their children, fate does not operate on wishes and desires. Make sure you are following the characters as they try to thwart or hasten what fate has in store for them by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 3, Scene 1. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Othello Act 5 Scene 1

    Othello Act 5 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    People gettin' stabbed, people gettin' dead. Two guesses who is responsible for both: Iago. This treacherous turncoat has escalated his betrayals and lies resulting in the escalation of the tragedy. Roderigo is his pawn; so is Cassio. But this is no friendly game of chess. Deaths come because of Iago's words as well as by his hand. Be sure you understand who-kills-whom and why by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Act 5, Scene 1 of Othello. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 1

    Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    Ever see a fight about to happen, and all around you, instead of trying to stop it, people are cheering,"Fight! Fight! Fight!"? This is kind of what is going on as things are really heating up in Act 3 Scene 1. Had cooler heads prevailed, this entire tragedy might well have been derailed... but then we wouldn't have a play! Be sure you understand this pivotal scene in the play by taking our exclusive quiz. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty. See how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try!

  • Julius Caesar Act 5 Scenes 2 and 3

    Julius Caesar Act 5 Scenes 2 and 3 by Jamie Wheeler

    Someone is captured. Someone is blamed for the carnage. Someone shows remarkable loyalty. Do you know who and why? Be sure you understand what is going on in these important scenes by taking the quiz over Act 5, Scenes 2 and 3 of Julius Caesar from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of these scenes.

  • Hamlet Act 4 Scene 2

    Hamlet Act 4 Scene 2 by Jamie Wheeler

    Watch Hamlet play cat-and-mouse with the none-too-bright duo Rosencratz and Guildenstern. The pair have betrayed their childhood friend and Hamlet is going to find out for what purpose. Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 4, Scene 2 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Macbeth Act 3 Scene 2

    Macbeth Act 3 Scene 2 by Jamie Wheeler

    For someone who shows such bravery on the battlefield, Macbeth sure has a hard time standing up to his wife. However, Lady Macbeth is not completely responsible for her husband's actions; she isn't even aware of some of his future, murderous plans. Act 3, Scene 2 finds the criminal couple at odds with both their actions and their consciences. Discover how well you understand the Macbeths' individual and collective motivations by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 3, Scene 2. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Othello Act 5 Scene 2

    Othello Act 5 Scene 2 by Jamie Wheeler

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies," Groucho Marx said. While Othello isn't exactly engaging in politics, he is indeed looking for trouble, finding it, coming to an erroneous conclusion, and crafting some deadly remedies. Desdemona cannot answer his accusations as she has no idea what he is talking about. But it's too late. Othello had made up his mind regardless of her replies anyway. Be sure you understand how this tragedy came to pass by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Act 5, Scene 2 of Othello. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try!

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 2

    Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 2 by Jamie Wheeler

    Miscommunications and misunderstandings are at the heart of many Shakespearean plays. In comedies, the outcome is a happy one and everyone winds up married and smiling. In a tragedy however.... yeah, you guessed it... death and weeping. In Act Three, Scene Two, the "tragedy" part of The TRAGEDY of Romeo and Juliet gains momentum. Be sure you know who has met their gruesome end and what fates befall other characters by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 2. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Julius Caesar Act 5 Scenes 4 and 5

    Julius Caesar Act 5 Scenes 4 and 5 by Jamie Wheeler

    Time has run out for the treacherous Brutus. Be sure you understand what is going on in these important scenes by taking the quiz over Act 5, Scenes 4 and 5 of Julius Caesar from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of these scenes.

  • Hamlet Act 4 Scene 3

    Hamlet Act 4 Scene 3 by Jamie Wheeler

    "Do it, England." Claudius is through trying to keep Hamlet under his thumb in Denmark and has opted for a more permanent solution. Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 4, Scene 3 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Macbeth Act 3 Scene 3

    Macbeth Act 3 Scene 3 by Jamie Wheeler

    If Macbeth was a season of "Survivor: Scotland" one of the characters is about to be voted off the island in Act 3, Scene 3. The play isn't called The Tragedy of Macbeth for nothing. Murder and betrayal mark this bloody, memorable scene. Be sure you recall what went down by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 3, Scene 3. Your score is automatically ranked against others so that you can see how well you've done compared to others who have taken this quiz. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Othello in Othello

    Othello in Othello by Jamie Wheeler

    “Latent in every man is a venom of amazing bitterness, a black resentment; something that curses and loathes life, a feeling of being trapped, of having trusted and been fooled, of being the helpless prey of impotent rage, blind surrender, the victim of a savage," Paul Valéry warned. This truism goes to the heart of the character of Othello and informs the tragedy that is to befall him. Othello is a brave and powerful man. He misplaces trust and makes a fatal error. Be sure you understand the nuances of one of Shakespeare's most notorious characters by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Othello in Othello. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 3

    Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 3 by Jamie Wheeler

    Oh boy...Things have gone from bad to worse by Act 3 Scene 3. Tybalt is dead by Romeo's hand, the Prince has imposed punishment on his errant subject, and Romeo turns to a trusted man for help. Like headphones that get all twisted and you're not even sure how, Romeo's life has become a tangled mess. This scene ratchets up the action and it is important to understand the nuances. Be sure you are catching all the twists and turns by taking our exclusive quiz. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty. See how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try!

  • Antony in Julius Caesar

    Antony in Julius Caesar by Jamie Wheeler

    Antony is Caesar's close friend who possesses the ability to sway a crowd with his powerful oratory skills. Be sure you understand Antony's powerful influence in the play by taking the eNotes quiz on the character of Antony in Julius Caesar. Ten questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of his character's purpose in the play.

  • Hamlet Act 4 Scene 4

    Hamlet Act 4 Scene 4 by Jamie Wheeler

    The broody prince does what he does best in this scene... ponder the point of life itself. Be sure you understand Hamlet's philosophy as he compares himself to Fortinbras by taking the quiz over Act 4, Scene 4 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Macbeth Act 3 Scene 4

    Macbeth Act 3 Scene 4 by Jamie Wheeler

    “Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead,” Benjamin Franklin once said. And he was right. Three people know who killed Duncan. Only one of them is dead. Guilt is consuming one of the players, and greed continues to propel both of those in on the secret to keep trying to cover up and succeed in their power grab. Despite their best efforts, however, uncontrolled variables are disrupting their plot. Ghosts were definitely NOT in the contingency plans. Discover how well you are following the actions and motivations of the characters in this fast-moving scene by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 3, Scene 4. Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead, see how you do!

  • Iago in Othello

    Iago in Othello by Jamie Wheeler

    “Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak, " Sun Tzu advises in The Art of War. This might be Iago's personal motto. He has to keep his boss, Othello, happy while he simultaneously tries to destroy him. But he can't attack the general directly; he has to take him down by destroying those both closest to him and under him. Be sure you understand how and why Iago is betraying his boss by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Iago in Othello. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try!

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 4

    Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 4 by Jamie Wheeler

    If you're a teenager, or if you *remember* being a teenager, this scene will probably resonate with you. Juliet has very adult feelings: of love, of lust, of a desire for independence. Nonetheless, she is still under her father's command and watches helplessly as he plans her future. Colluding with her father is his choice of fiancee, who, like her father, does not take much stock in Juliet's own opinions. What else is there to do but rebel? Discover how well you understand what is going on in this scene by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 4. Each question will let you know how well your score compares with others who have taken the quiz, and the difficulty of each question is gauged as well. Score a six or higher? That was a tough one! You got this.

  • Brutus in Julius Caesar

    Brutus in Julius Caesar by Jamie Wheeler

    Brutus has become a name synonymous with "traitor." Be sure you understand the conflicts and complexity of one of literature's most notorious personalities by taking the quiz over the character of Brutus in Julius Caesar from eNotes. Ten questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the character's purpose in the play.

  • Hamlet Act 4 Scene 5

    Hamlet Act 4 Scene 5 by Jamie Wheeler

    Laertes has returned from France to find the kingdom in chaos and his sister out of her mind. Be sure you understand what is going on in this scene by taking the quiz over Act 4, Scene 5 of Hamlet from eNotes. Four questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Macbeth Act 3 Scene 5

    Macbeth Act 3 Scene 5 by Jamie Wheeler

    If you think it's bad when your mom blows a gasket, try angering the Head Witch of Scotland! Okay, Hecate is not really the mother of the other witches in this play but she certainly wields power and authority over them. And she is about to make life a lot worse for Macbeth. Be sure you understand what Hecate and her band of Weird Sisters are up to by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 3, Scene 5. Your score is automatically ranked against others so that you can see how well you've done compared to others who have taken this quiz. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Desdemona in Othello

    Desdemona in Othello by Jamie Wheeler

    Don't dismiss Desdemona as just a good-but-not-very-bright-girl who gets duped. In fact, Desdemona is one of Shakespeare's most interesting female characters. Pains are taken to describe how dutiful she is, yet she defies her powerful father to marry the man she loves. However, she is not flawless. For example, Desdemona knows Iago is “a most profane and liberal counsellor” but she lets down her guard and trusts him as "Honest Iago," as does her husband. Be sure you understand the nuances of this complex, doomed character by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz on the character of Desdemona in Othello. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 5

    Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 5 by Jamie Wheeler

    Act 3 Scene 5 finds a fretting Juliet and her equally anxious Nurse. The marriage drama has heated up as, unbeknownst to either sets of parents, Juliet and her Romeo have secretly wed. Juliet's father, however, has other plans for his only daughter, plans that are complicating an already impossible situation. Adding to the intensifying drama is a disturbing dream Juliet has had about her betrothed. Despite the short time that has passed between the Capulet ball and this scene, things have become terribly complicated. How well are you following the action? Take our exclusive quiz and find out! Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty. See how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a go!

  • Caesar in Julius Caesar

    Caesar in Julius Caesar by Jamie Wheeler

    "Et tu, Brute?" the dying Caesar asks. Caesar, as portrayed by Shakespeare, is a power hungry man. He sees no goals other than his own; therefore, he is stunned by the betrayal of those closest to him. Be sure you understand the motivations of the notorious ruler as well as his blind spots by taking the quiz over the character of Julius Caesar in Julius Caesar from eNotes. Ten questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the character's purpose in the play.

  • Hamlet Act 4 Scene 6

    Hamlet Act 4 Scene 6 by Jamie Wheeler

    Hamlet has turned the tables on his would-be betrayers. Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 4, Scene 6 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Macbeth Act 3 Scene 6

    Macbeth Act 3 Scene 6 by Jamie Wheeler

    Nothing like a few murders to make a naive kid grow up in a hurry. Such is the case with Lennox, a character who exhibits growth and wisdom by the end of this act. It is Lennox, not his elders, who has put the grisly pieces together. Make sure you understand the conclusions Lennox has reached and other factors out of Macbeth's control by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 3, Scene 6. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty. See how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Cassio in Othello

    Cassio in Othello by Jamie Wheeler

    Aristotle observed that “youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.” Perhaps this is the reason poor Cassio is so gullible. Although he has scored some impressive accomplishments in his military career, he is still young and therefore a target for the older and jaded Iago. Iago plays on Cassio's trust and weakness to get what he wants: revenge. Be sure you understand the character Cassio in Othello by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try!

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Scene 1

    Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    Don't you just want to make Friar Laurence sit down with Oprah, or at the very least, Dr. Phil, before he goes ahead with this plan? Did he not see that the title of the play is The TRAGEDY of Romeo and Juliet? And maybe he might have listened to the Chorus, for heaven's sake. But no, this scene proves that the friar can make as many poor choices as can his young charges. Be sure you remember who-said-what and who-did-what and why by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz TO Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Scene 1. Each question has been ranked in difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead. See how you do below!

  • Cassius in Julius Caesar

    Cassius in Julius Caesar by Jamie Wheeler

    Ambitious and jealous yet curiously practical: these are all words that describe one of the most eager participants of the plot to kill Caesar, Caius Cassius. Be sure you understand the motivations and machinations of this character by taking the quiz over Cassius in Julius Caesar from eNotes. Nine questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the character's purpose in the play.

  • Hamlet Act 4 Scene 7

    Hamlet Act 4 Scene 7 by Jamie Wheeler

    Claudius has enlisted Laertes in his plot to do away with his stepson. Be sure you understand the numerous back-up plans the co-conspirators have concocted by taking the eNotes quiz over Act 4, Scene 7 of Hamlet here. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Macbeth Act 4 Scene 1

    Macbeth Act 4 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the most doomed of all? If you're Macbeth, you can safely assume at this point that it's you. However, Macbeth continues his record of really poor decision making in this scene by going back to the witches for "help." Make sure you are following Macbeth's attempts to thwart or hasten what fate has in store for him by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 4, Scene 1. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Emilia in Othello

    Emilia in Othello by Jamie Wheeler

    Oh, Emilia. You just aren't a very good person, are you? While you are close to Desdemona, you do not have her best interests at heart. As a wife, your morals are suspect. Even your job skills could use some polishing. It would be tempting to dismiss you as a character of questionable morals, but your shortcomings are an integral component in the tragedy. Be sure you understand Emilia's actions and their consequences by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz on Emilia in Othello. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Scene 2

    Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Scene 2 by Jamie Wheeler

    In Act IV, scene ii of Romeo and Juliet, the emotional combat between Lord Montague and Juliet is like the clash of the Titans as the two come head-to-head over Juliet's future. In dramatic irony, we watch Lord Montague struggle in a dark sea with no clarity, knowing what he does not. His perception of Juliet radically shifts, in turn shifting his motivation-driven actions. Meanwhile Paris hovers on the fringe of this emotional combat, his life twisted in the winds of their clashing turmoil. Test your recollection of what Lord Montague, Juliet and Paris go through with eNotes' quiz to Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Scene 2 below.

  • Hamlet Act 5 Scene 1

    Hamlet Act 5 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    "I loved her!" "I loved her more!" Hamlet and Laertes argue over Ophelia's grave, but that's not the only problem at this funeral. Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 5, Scene 1 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Macbeth Act 4 Scene 2

    Macbeth Act 4 Scene 2 by Jamie Wheeler

    “A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it," observed J.R.R. Tolkien. In Act 4, Scene 2, Lady Macduff is left to explain her husband's hasty departure to her son. Sides are being taken and courage is being tested by this point in the play. Make sure you are following the ever-increasing pace of the action by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 4, Scene 2. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Brabantio in Othello

    Brabantio in Othello by Jamie Wheeler

    Brabantio. A man of position and power. A man with a daughter. A man who will use his position and power to try to protect that daughter. So when his beloved little girl goes against his wishes, Brabantio is displeased, to say the least. While his role in this play is not especially large, Brabantio is an important factor in the tragedy that is to come. Be sure you understand this character by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz on Brabantio in Othello. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try!

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Scene 3

    Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Scene 3 by Jamie Wheeler

    A potion that will make you appear to be dead for many, many hours! What could possibly go wrong? Juliet has her doubts about Friar Laurence's schemes, but a variety of circumstances and events, from her mother's harping to her strange dreams, make her go through with the plot. And, hey, if she hadn't sipped from the vial, there would not be a play, or at least not a tragedy, as we know from the title and other portents of doom that it will be. Are you following all of the twists and turns as bad is becoming worse? Be sure by taking our fun, interactive quiz to Romeo and Juliet Act 4, Scene 3! Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead, see how you do!

  • Hamlet Act 5 Scene 2

    Hamlet Act 5 Scene 2 by Jamie Wheeler

    The duel is on and the tragedy is about to unfold in full. Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the eNotes quiz over Act 5, Scene 2 of Hamlet below. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Macbeth Act 4 Scene 3

    Macbeth Act 4 Scene 3 by Jamie Wheeler

    "The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him," Machiavelli warned in The Prince. In Act 4, Scene 3 of Macbeth, Malcolm is put in this position. He is weighing his own abilities to govern and assessing the quality of the men who have aligned with him. Discover whether Malcolm has made good choices or poor ones as this scene unfolds by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 4, Scene 3. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Roderigo in Othello

    Roderigo in Othello by Jamie Wheeler

    Desdemona might be compared to the cheerleader all the guys want. And like a cheerleader, some guys have a better shot than others. Othello is going to get her, Cassio wants her, and Roderigo is like the nerd with no chance, but his crush makes him vulnerable to Iago's manipulations. Roderigo is a pawn in Iago's deadly game of chess, but even a pawn is important in winning (or losing) the game. Be sure you understand the character of Roderigo in Othello by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Scene 1

    Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    Romeo seems to react more often than he acts from volition, and nothing's changed by Romeo and Juliet Act V, scene i. To whom does Romeo react this time? Find out as you follow Romeo's actions and reactions in the last act of Shakespeare's great tragedy. Take the eNotes quiz below to test your understanding of the action in Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Scene 1, then rank your score against others to see how you compare.

  • Hamlet in Hamlet

    Hamlet in Hamlet by Jamie Wheeler

    Hamlet is the son of his father but he is not exactly his father's son. King Hamlet was a man of action; Prince Hamlet is a man given to long, ponderous thoughts about the meaning of life. Do you really understand the complexities of one of literature's most infamous characters? Be sure you do by taking the eNotes quiz over the character of Hamlet in Hamlet. Ten questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of this character's purpose in the play.

  • Macbeth Act 5 Scene 1

    Macbeth Act 5 Scene 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    About 400 years before Freud articulated the concept of the super-ego, Lady Macbeth was walkin' the walk. LITERALLY. Guilt has a way of seeping through even the most carefully caulked cracks. No one seems to know what's going on, and no one knows what do do. Discover how Lady Macbeth's inner turmoil is affecting the outcome of the play by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 5, Scene 1. Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead, see how you do!

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Scene 2

    Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Scene 2 by Jamie Wheeler

    Ever heard the saying, "Too many cooks spoil the broth"? It means that the more people that get involved, the more likely it is that things will go wrong. This is exactly what is happening in Romeo and Juliet Act 5, Scene 2. As Friar Laurence tries to coordinate things from afar to reunite the young lovers, unexpected difficulties arise, some of which he is unaware. The snags become knots, and the knots become nooses; that is, deaths are coming. This scene ramps up the action that leads to the tragic conclusion. Make sure you completely understand what's going on by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz below. Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead. See how you do!

  • Claudius in Hamlet

    Claudius in Hamlet by Jamie Wheeler

    Claudius, the murderous traitor, is one of the most notorious villains in English literature. Be sure you understand his motivations and manipulations by taking this eNotes quiz on the character of Claudius in Hamlet. Ten questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the character's purpose in Shakespeare's play.

  • Macbeth Act 5 Scene 2

    Macbeth Act 5 Scene 2 by Jamie Wheeler

    You can look in a lot of "leadership" books and probably none are going to tell you (except for maybe Machiavelli's The Prince) that murder is the key to success. Macbeth thinks that the ends have justified the means, but those forced to follow him have significantly different ideas. The play is coming to a close and the action is heating up. Make sure you understand all the plots and schemes, both by Macbeth and those plotting against him by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 5, Scene 2. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Scene 3

    Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Scene 3 by Jamie Wheeler

    Well, they don't call it "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet" for nothing! All the convoluted plans for future happiness come unraveled in this final scene of the play. The body count is higher than a Peter Jackson movie! (Okay, not really.) Have you been able to keep straight who lives, who dies, and why? Take eNotes' exclusive, interactive quiz on Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Scene 3 to find out! Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What have you got to gain? A better grade! Give it a try below!

  • Gertrude in Hamlet

    Gertrude in Hamlet by Jamie Wheeler

    Scholars have long debated how much of a role Gertrude has in this tragedy. Do you really understand the complexities of one of literature's most infamous characters? Be sure you do by taking the eNotes quiz over the character of Gertrude in Hamlet. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the character's purpose in the play.

  • Macbeth Act 5 Scene 3

    Macbeth Act 5 Scene 3 by Jamie Wheeler

    Denial. It ain't just a river in Egypt. Also, don't ever ask Macbeth to play "Clue" with you. He'll never get it. All the signs are there but Macbeth refuses to read them. And his wife, she'll snap out of it soon... right? By this point in the play, literally everyone, including the horses, have figured out that those witches are just interesting old ladies. Everyone, that is, except Macbeth. Be sure you are understanding how the action is building towards the tragic conclusion by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 5, Scene 3. Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead, see how you do!

  • Romeo in Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo in Romeo and Juliet by Jamie Wheeler

    From flight away from impassioned murder to flight to lovers' arms, test your overall knowledge of the character of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet with this quiz. Relive the details of the Capulet/Montague feud and of Romeo's motivations for party crashing (where, rather like Cinderella, he finds his true love, albeit in enemy territory). Why might it be true for us to say: "Romeo, oh Romeo, what a wishful dreamer thou be"? For what reason does Romeo moodily visit "an apothecary... with overwhelming brows" (V.i)? Take eNotes' quiz to Romeo in Romeo and Juliet to find out!

  • Ghost of King Hamlet in Hamlet

    Ghost of King Hamlet in Hamlet by Jamie Wheeler

    The King is dead. And boy, is he upset. The Ghost of King Hamlet comes back to Denmark with a very important mission for his son. Be sure you understand the motivations and manipulations of the Ghost of King Hamlet in Hamlet by taking the quiz over his character from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the character's purpose in the play.

  • Macbeth Act 5 Scene 4 and 5

    Macbeth Act 5 Scene 4 and 5 by Jamie Wheeler

    Oh, hindsight! How nice to meet you out here, in the woods! Yep, it's not called The Tragedy of Macbeth for nothing. Macbeth has lost everything. All of his plans for power and wealth are dissolving in the pools of blood beneath his feet. Too late does he realize the folly of his, and his wife's, actions. Control has been an illusion all along. How closely have you been watching the thread of Macbeth's fate unravel? Find out by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 5, Scenes 4 and 5. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty. See how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Juliet in Romeo and Juliet

    Juliet in Romeo and Juliet by Jamie Wheeler

    Juliet is a young girl torn between her family's expectations and demands and her own burgeoning independence and desires. There's a reason you always remember your first crush. It's a powerful, sometimes overwhelming feeling. Even though Juliet's infatuation is hundreds of years old, it resonates because human behavior changes very little. The reader (or viewer) alternates between wanting to hug Juliet and wanting to shake her. Take our exclusive quiz to Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and see how well you understand Juliet's words and motivations. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Horatio in Hamlet

    Horatio in Hamlet by Jamie Wheeler

    Almost everyone has a "Horatio" in life, that one true friend you can turn to, not only for support but to tell you when you are wrong. For Hamlet, Horatio is that person. Be sure you understand his role in the play by taking the eNotes quiz on the character of Horatio in Hamlet. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of this character's purpose in the play.

  • Macbeth Act 5 Scenes 6 to 8

    Macbeth Act 5 Scenes 6 to 8 by Jamie Wheeler

    Six prophecies professed. Six prophecies fulfilled. The Tragedy of Macbeth has reached its bloody, foretold conclusion in these final, fast-paced scenes. Fates are determined, lives are lost, justice is served. Be sure you are clearly recalling who lives, who dies, and how each of the prophecies has come to fruition by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 5, Scenes 6 to 8. Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead, see how you do!

  • Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet

    Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet by Jamie Wheeler

    Friar Lawrence: villain or savior? He gathers healing ingredients, but does he sew deadly deceit? Friar Lawrence knows and distrusts Romeo's infatuation with the feelings of love, no matter who inspires those feelings. Still he performs the hasty marriage between Romeo and Juliet. Why does he do this? Test your recollection of Friar Lawrence's motivations, actions and remarks with eNotes' quiz to Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet and find out instantly how much you know about this complex character.

  • Laertes in Hamlet

    Laertes in Hamlet by Jamie Wheeler

    Laertes tries to be a good son and a good brother. Unfortunately, he is a victim of cunning manipulation. Be sure you understand his motivations and how he is a pawn in Claudius's deadly game by taking the quiz over the character of Laertes in Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of this character and his purpose in the play.

  • Macbeth in Macbeth

    Macbeth in Macbeth by Jamie Wheeler

    "Ambition should be made of sterner stuff," Marc Antony said in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. The same thing could be said of Macbeth. The Thane of Cawdor had shown remarkable bravery on the battlefield, and his ambition seemed boundless. However, as the once-great warrior discovered, his "stuff" was not as "stern" as it needed to be. Macbeth is haunted by his deeds and he will pay for his betrayal. Be sure you understand the nuances of this tragic character by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth in Macbeth. Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead, see how you do!

  • Nurse in Romeo and Juliet

    Nurse in Romeo and Juliet by Jamie Wheeler

    The role of Juliet's Nurse is important to understanding the complexity of Romeo and Juliet. The Nurse has many different roles within the play. She is not only mother figure to Juliet, but also the young woman's friend. And although she does not know it, the Nurse acts as a foil. From her tenderness with her charge, to her willingness to listen to Juliet's angst, to her intervention in the love affair, it can be argued that without the Nurse, this tragedy may not have occurred. The Nurse interacts with virtually every character in the play: Juliet, her parents, Tybalt, Paris, and especially Friar Laurence. Take our exclusive quiz on the role of the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet to help you comprehend this important character.

  • Ophelia in Hamlet

    Ophelia in Hamlet by Jamie Wheeler

    Poor Ophelia. If there was ever a pawn of the patriarchy, it is she. Her love for Hamlet brings nothing but pain, her loyalty only betrayal. Be sure you understand her role in the play by taking the eNotes quiz on the character of Ophelia in Hamlet. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the character's purpose in the play.

  • Lady Macbeth in Macbeth

    Lady Macbeth in Macbeth by Jamie Wheeler

    "Out, out, damned spot!" Lady Macbeth is one of literature's most fascinating characters. She is arguably even more driven to wealth and power than her murderous husband. It is she who compels Macbeth, she, who, ultimately, compels the tragedy. No actions occur without reaction, however. For Lady Macbeth, those actions take place both externally and internally after her plans are executed. How well do you understand the motivations of this key character in Shakespeare's tragedy? Take our exclusive, interactive quiz to Lady Macbeth in Macbeth and find out! Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead, see how you do!

  • Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet

    Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet by Jamie Wheeler

    Fathers...Ugh. Am I right? Lord Capulet wants the best for his little girl and thinks he has found just the right match for her in a husband. But telling a young teenager what to do, apparently, has a long history of backfiring. Shakespeare's Lord Capulet is an interesting mixture of protection and pressure, bravado and foolishness. His leadership is flawed, his parenting questionable, and his role in the forthcoming tragedy undeniable. Take eNotes' exclusive quiz on the role of Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet to help you comprehend this important character. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try!

  • Banquo in Macbeth

    Banquo in Macbeth by Jamie Wheeler

    False friends and mysterious prophecies; betrayals and upheavals. Throughout it all, Banquo, a trusted general in King Duncan's army, acts bravely and wisely. In fact, Banquo's wisdom is what Macbeth fears the most. The general's quick mind might just be the treacherous Thane's undoing. Be sure you understand how Banquo affects the action of the play by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Banquo in Macbeth to help you comprehend this important character. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet

    Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet by Jamie Wheeler

    Ben-who-lio? BENVOLIO. Although this character is not a major one in the play, he does have something different to say and as such, his role should be examined. Benvolio offers another way to approach situations when others are quick to judge and act. Understanding Benvolio's character can help you see how rash actions are often not the best ones. Take our exclusive quiz and see how well you understand Benvolio's words and motivations. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try!

  • Witches in Macbeth

    Witches in Macbeth by Jamie Wheeler

    "Double, double, toil and trouble!" You probably knew this line long before you read The Tragedy of Macbeth. In fact, most of our popular lore about witches, from cauldrons, to warts, to pointy hats, comes to us courtesy of the bard. However, the witches here are not just for a Halloween-like effect. Instead, they both propel and predict the behavior of the players and the tragedy that is to come. Be sure you understand the important role of the Witches in Macbeth by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Prince of Verona in Romeo and Juliet

    Prince of Verona in Romeo and Juliet by Jamie Wheeler

    If your idea of a prince was formed largely by the magic of Disney, Shakespeare would like to have a word with you. The Prince of Verona's duties seem to be more in line with keeping squabbling children from coming to blows than they are looking for that perfect princess. His subjects are unruly and prone to violence; his threats are taken seriously only for a short time. Although the character of the Prince of Verona does not play a large role in the tragedy, his lack of effective leadership is shown to be endemic. How well do you understand how this character fits within the framework of the play? Take our exclusive, interactive quiz to The Prince of Verona in Romeo and Juliet and find out! Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Macduff in Macbeth

    Macduff in Macbeth by Jamie Wheeler

    Modern men, take a cue from Macduff and "feel it like a man." Macduff is one of Shakespeare's most intriguing characters. He is brave but not foolhardy. He is emotional but not helpless. Macduff acts only after carefully reviewing his options; he doesn't fly into a rage and hurt people, although no one would be surprised, or blame him, if he did. Loyal to both king and country, Macduff's character humanizes some very inhumane activities in this play. Be sure you understand the complexities of this character and his motivations by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz Macduff in Macbeth to help you comprehend this important character. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet

    Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet by Jamie Wheeler

    Mercutio is kind of like that buddy we all have who is amusing so we keep him around even though he's a troublemaker. That this character is volatile should not be much of a surprise to the careful reader. As his name suggests, Mercutio has a temper that reacts like the element mercury, a substance that heats and cools quickly. As the tragedy unfolds, one of the first unravelings comes from Mercutio's hand. Without his rash actions, things may have turned out very differently. Be sure you understand Mercutio's role in the play by taking our exclusive quiz. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty. See how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try!

  • Malcolm in Macbeth

    Malcolm in Macbeth by Jamie Wheeler

    "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown." This line comes from Shakespeare's Henry IV but it applies to any king in his plays, or indeed, any king in real life. Power is attractive. Power is often seized. In Macbeth, when Duncan is killed Malcolm must make decisions that will have lasting ramifications. How well do you understand how this important character fits into the framework of the play? Take our exclusive, interactive quiz to Malcolm in Macbeth and find out. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!  

  • Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet

    Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet by Jamie Wheeler

    You know that guy who shows up to a party and immediately starts picking a fight? The one who gathers up his goon buddies around him, like Malfoy in every Harry Potter book, and stirs things up? That would be Tybalt, the character who propels the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet from words to action. It seems that every single one of the characters in this play has something to do with the horror that unfolds. How well do you understand Tybalt's place in the tragedy? Take our exclusive, interactive quiz to Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet and find out. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty. See how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try!