Shakespearean Deaths Quiz

Famous last words, gruesome murders, and tragic suicides abound in William Shakespeare's darker plays. How well do you know the bloody ins and outs of the bard's work? Take this eNotes quiz on Shakespearean deaths to find out!

  1. Who is stabbed to death before being drowned in a barrel of wine containing two severed hogs heads?

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  2. How does the title character of Macbeth die?

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  3. "I kiss'd thee ere I kill'd thee: no way but this;/Killing myself, to die upon a kiss."Which character stabbed himself and spoke these words before dying?

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  4. Of the following characters, which did not die from poison/venom?

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  5. Which of the following characters did not commit suicide?

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  6. "Yea, noise? then I'll be brief. O happy dagger!/This is thy sheath;/there rust, and let me die." Whose famous last words are these?

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  7. In A Winter's Tale, what happens to Antigonus after he delivers Perdita?

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  8. In this play, fourteen people die over the course of five acts, making it the Shakespearean play with the highest death toll.

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  9. What Shakespearean tragedy has the lowest body count?

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  10. What violent Shakespearean tragedy features two men who are stabbed, put into a pie and fed to their mother as well as a woman who is raped, has her hands and tongue cut off, and then finally dies when her own father breaks her neck?

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