Test your Shakespeare IQ

Okay, Shakespeare fans. Test your knowledge with this short quiz. No peeking at your college Shakespeare anthology, and no Wikipedia-ing. A passing grade is 10 out of 12. Get all 12, and someday, flights of angels will sing thee to thy rest. 

1

King Lear has 3 daughters. One is unmarried. What is her name?

Cordelia

Regan

Goneril

Elizabeth

2

What piece of evidence confirms for Othello his unfounded suspicions about Desdemona’s fidelity?

Cassio's drunk confession

A handkerchief

The scent of cologne

A note from Emilia

3

King James I, who succeeded Queen Elizabeth I, was fascinated by witches. In which play do they appear?

The Winter's Tale

The Taming of the Shrew

Cymbeline

Macbeth

4

What play features a young woman going mad after her boyfriend kills her father?

Hamlet

Macbeth

Love's Labour's Lost

Romeo and Juliet

5

In which comedy is Sir John Falstaff a character?

As You Like It

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Comedy of Errors

The Winter's Tale

6

"Or, What You Will" is part of the title of which play?

All's Well That Ends Well

Measure for Measure

As You Like It

Twelfth Night

7

Who is turned into a statue after being falsely accused of adultery by her husband?

Hermione, in The Winter’s Tale

Ophelia, in Hamlet

Desdemona, in Othello

Portia, in The Merchant of Venice

8

True or false: Queen Mab is a character in “Romeo and Juliet.”

True 

False

9

Who is the merchant in "The Merchant of Venice"?

Shylock

Balthazar

Antonio

Bassanio

10

Name one of the plays on which Shakespeare is believed to have collaborated with John Fletcher.

King Lear

Hamlet

Antony and Cleopatra

King Henry VIII

11

What are the two home cities of the mixed-up twins in "The Comedy of Errors"?

Syracuse and Ephesus

Verona and Rome

Venice and Windsor

London and Athens

12

What is the name of a female character that appears in four plays?

Miranda

Margaret

Mamrie

Maria