Happy Birthday, Will!
1- How many sonnets did William Shakespeare publish?
2- Which Shakespeare’s play involves a soothsayer’s warning to “beware the ides of March”?
A. Julius Caesar
D. Twelfth Night
3- Which A-lister shares her name with the wife of Shakespeare?
A. Mary Elizabeth Winstead
B. Scarlett Johansson
C. Anne Hathaway
D. Keira Christina Knightley
4- Where is Romeo and Juliet set?
5- Which Margaret Atwood’s novel is a modern re-telling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest?
B. Oryx and Crake
C. The Testaments
D. The Handmaid’s Tale
6- How many different ways did William Shakespeare spell his surname?
7- Which actor in the photos hasn’t played Shakespeare on screen?
8- Which play features the popular expression “Love is blind”?
B. Antony and Cleopatra
C. The Merchant of Venice
D. Romeo and Juliet
9- Shakespeare added over 1,500 words and phrases to the dictionary. Which of the following expressions doesn’t belong to Shakespeare?
A. One fell swoop
B. In a pickle
C. To play devil’s advocate
D. Wild goose chase
10- Some people think that other authors wrote the works credited to Shakespeare. Who is considered as a possible ghost writer?
A. Philip Sidney
B. Edmund Spenser
C. Roger Ascham
D. Christopher Marlowe
11- What’s not true about Shakespeare’s plays performed during his lifetime?
A. Female roles were played by young boys
B. A lot of money was invested on props and costumes
C. Audience was allowed to snack on as they watch the play
D. Plays were performed in the afternoon or during the daylight.
12- Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London was burnt to the ground in 1613. It was later rebuilt but then again it was shut by the Puritans in 1642. It remained closed for 18 years, from 1642 to the restoration of King Charles II in 1660. When was the modern reconstruction of the Globe, named “Shakespeare’s Globe”, opened to the public?
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Answers on page 12