15 BEST Shakespeare Quiz Questions and Answers

From his soul-stirring sonnets to his powerfully poignant stage plays, are you well-versed enough to tackle our Shakespeare quiz questions?

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Despite several hundred years having passed since his death, William Shakespeare remains the most influential playwright of all time. In light of this, we’ve put together a set of tricky questions about Shakespeare for the bard’s biggest fans!

Whether you’re a diehard theatre enthusiast like us, or simply had your heart set aflutter by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Romeo, you’ll find plenty to sink your teeth into! We’ll be covering everything from Shakespeare’s most prolific plays to his sweetest sonnets.

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These Shakespeare trivia questions cover his life and works

Looking for the best quiz about William Shakespeare?

There are a few easy questions to kick off, but we’ve made sure that some are a little more challenging too. Do you know which English town Shakespeare was born in, or in what church he rests beneath today? Could you name his wife or which of his possessions he rather oddly bequeathed her in his will? We bet you can’t!

Can you recall how old Juliet was in Shakespeare’s original script for ‘Romeo and Juliet’? How familiar are you with the play that many actors believe is cursed to this day?

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If you’ve been looking for a quiz about Shakespeare you’re in the right place!

If you’re positive you know all there is to know about the world’s most famous playwright, it’s time to tackle today’s Shakespeare quiz questions! As the bard once wrote, “all the world’s a stage,” so we’ll be on the lookout for some top-notch performances!

If our Shakespeare trivia questions left you eager for more, take a look at our poetry quiz and our famous quotes quiz.

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Will you recognise the quotes in this Shakespeare quiz?

Shakespeare Quiz Questions

William Shakespeare was born in which English town?

What was the name of Shakespeare's wife?

Which of the following was Shakespeare's preferred form of poetry?

"Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell" is a line spoken by which Macbeth character?

According to Shakespeare's original script, how old was Juliet in 'Romeo and Juliet'?

Which of the following plays is said to be cursed due to the number of accidents that've taken place during it's production over the years?

Which of the following is officially Shakespeare's longest play, with a word count of over 30,000?

By comparison, which of these is the shortest Shakespearean play with a word count of under 15,000?

Which 'Much Ado About Nothing' character is introduced as the illegitimate brother of Don Pedro?

Which actor is believed to have starred in the original productions of Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Richard III?

How many sonnets did Shakespeare write in his lifetime?

What did Shakespeare bequeath to his wife in his will?

Which of the following planet's moons were named after Shakespearean characters?

Shakespeare was buried in which of Stratford-upon-Avon's churches?

How old was Shakespeare at the time of his passing?


Plan your own quiz night

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If you’re looking for some recommendations, these are a few of our favorite quiz books to buy. We use these when planning fun trivia nights with family and friends!

  1. Ultimate Quiz Night
  2. Quiz Master
  3. The Big Pub Quiz

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We hope you enjoyed this quiz about Shakespeare today!

So, how did you find our Shakespeare trivia questions? Was the high score to be, or not to be? No matter what you came away with, we hope you learnt an interesting fact or two along the way!

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