Shakespeare Quiz

Below are twenty minor characters from various Shakespeare plays. Can you identify the plays ?

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  1. Lafeu
  2. Alexas
  3. Audrey
  4. Solinus
  5. Nicanor
  6. Owain Glendower
  7. Michael Williams
  8. Strato
  9. Oswald
  10. Siward
  11. Barnardine
  12. Tubal
  13. Snug
  14. Borachio
  15. Verges
  16. Sir Robert Brackenbury
  17. Samson
  18. Gonzalo
  19. Curio
  20. Dion






Shakespeare Quiz Answers


The plays are:

  1. All’s Well That Ends Well
  2. Antony and Cleopatra
  3. As You Like It
  4. The Comedy of Errors
  5. Coriolanus
  6. Henry IV Part 1
  7. Henry V
  8. Julius Caesar
  9. King Lear
  10. Macbeth
  11. Measure for Measure
  12. The Merchant of Venice
  13. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  14. Much Ado About Nothing
  15. Much Ado About Nothing
  16. Richard III
  17. Samson
  18. The Tempest
  19. Twelfth Night
  20. A Winter’s Tale

Quote Quiz

I think this will be quite demanding.

Below are quotations from ten plays, some more well-known than others. Can you name the plays ?

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  1. Whilst far away the King and Queen do rule / Over a golden age of monarchy / That bothers no one, does no good, and is / A pretty plastic picture with no meaning
  2. What I want you to remember as the bullets come out through yere foreheads, is that this is all a fella can be expecting for being so bad to an innocent Irish cat.
  3. The human race is a let-down, Ernest; a bad, bad let-down ! I’m disgusted with it. It thinks it’s progressed but it hasn’t; it thinks it’s risen above the primeval slime, but it hasn’t – it’s still wallowing in it. It’s still clinging to us, clinging to our hair and our eyes and our souls.
  4. The profoundest voice in the world reduced to a nursery tune.
  5. Film can express things that computers never will. Film is a series of photographs separated by split seconds of darkness. Film is light and shadow and it is the light and shadow that were there on the day you shot the film.
  6. Do it on the radio.
  7. I can’t use the word ‘semen’ at lunchtime and I can’t use it at six o’clock.
  8. You see, I’m in a more peculiar position than I could ever explain. I am a woman with a history.
  9. How in hell on earth do you imagine that you’re going to have a child by a man that can’t stand you ?
  10. Poor old Lord Mortlake, who had only two topics of conversation, his gout and his wife ! I never could quite make out which of the two he was talking about. He used the most horrible language about them both.

Quote Quiz Answers





The plays are:

  1.  King Charles III                  Mike Bartlett
  2. The Lieutenant of Inishmore        Martin McDonagh
  3. Design for Living        Noel Coward
  4. Amadeus        Peter Shaffer
  5. The Flick        Annie Baker
  6. Educating Rita        Willy Russell
  7. London Road      Alecky Blythe
  8. Charley’s Aunt         Brandon Thomas
  9. Cat On A Hot Tin Roof         Tennessee Williams
  10. An Ideal Husband        Oscar Wilde

I hope that wasn’t too difficult.