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Which of the following is NOT one of Shakespeare's plays?
a) Wicked
b) Romeo and Juliet
c) Hamlet
d) Macbeth

The people who stood in front of the stage at the Globe Theater were called...?
a) groundhogs
b) groundlings
c) peasants
d) shambles

What caused the Globe Theater to burn down?
a) Someone knocked over a lantern.
b) Someone dropped a match.
c) They fired a cannon during a play.
d) Someone intentionally set it on fire.

When did Shakespeare die?
a) April 23, 1616
b) April 26, 1606
c) April 23, 1700
d) August 27, 1613

When was Romeo and Juliet published?
a) 1565
b) 1583
c) 1597
d) 1603

Shakespeare wrote all of the following genres EXCEPT:
a) romance
b) tragedy
c) comedy
d) history

How many plays did Shakespeare write?
a) 49
b) 154
c) 37
d) 5

Which of the following could NOT perform on stage during Shakespeare's time?
a) women
b) men
c) young boys
d) old men

When did Shakespeare begin writing tragedies?
a) after his son died in 1596
b) after his daughter died in 1600
c) after his pet cat died in 1590
d) after his wife died in 1613

Where were most of Shakespeare's plays performed?
a) World Theater
b) Globe Theater
c) Planet Theater
d) Broadway

What was the ORIGINAL name of Shakespeare's acting group?
a) King's Men
b) Lord Chamberlain's Men
c) Queen's Men
d) Shakespeare's Guys

How many sonnets did Shakespeare write?
a) 1
b) 154
c) 145
d) 289

All of the following were names of Shakespeare's children EXCEPT:
a) Hamnet
b) Susanna
c) Judith
d) Hamlet

How old was Shakespeare when he got married?
a) 18
b) 14
c) 16
d) 21

At what age did Shakespeare leave school?
a) he never went to school
b) 12
c) 18
d) 14

What was the name of Shakespeare's wife?
a) Anne Boleyn
b) Anne Hathaway
c) Marie Antoinette
d) Anna Faris

What did Shakespeare's dad do for a living?
a) made shoes
b) made gloves
c) was King of England
d) wrote plays and poems

Most people believe that Shakespeare's birthday was...
a) April 23, 1564
b) August 27, 1654
c) March 23, 1568
d) April 26, 1546

Where was Shakespeare born?
a) London, England
b) Paris, France
c) Stratford-Upon-Avon, England
d) Liverpool, England

How did people know a play was about to begin during Shakespeare's time?
a) the lights would dim
b) a trumpet would sound three times
c) someone would come on stage and tell them
d) the curtain would rise

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