William Shakespeare Overview Quiz

How much do you really know about the Bard of Avon? Take this quiz about William Shakespeare from eNotes and find out!

  1. What was the initial name of Shakespeare's acting troupe?

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  2. In what centuries did Shakespeare write his plays?

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  3. What is the name of the theater where many of Shakespeare's plays were performed?

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  4. What is William Shakespeare's nickname?

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  5. Which of the following monarchs is NOT a subject of a Shakespearean history play?

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  6. What is the first official collections of Shakespeare's works called?

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  7. About how many plays is Shakespeare thought to have written?

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  8. Which of the following plays is an example of a Shakespearean comedy?

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  9. Shakespeare mainly wrote what type of poem?

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  10. Which of the following is NOT a Shakespearean tragedy?

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