Multiple-Choice Questions or Objective Type Questions on Shakespeare [PDF Included]

Nowadays, Multiple-Choice Questions play an important role in all competitive examinations along with in school examinations. Here, I will show you some Multiple Choice Questions on Shakespeare.

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MCQ on Shakespeare

MCQ on Biography of Shakespeare

  • Who is often known as England’s National Poet?
  1. John Keats
  2. Walter Dela Mare
  3. King Lear
  4. William Shakespeare  ✔
  • In which year Shakespeare has born?
  1. 1562
  2. 1563
  3. 1564  ✔ 
  4. 1565
  • Which date is unkown?
  1. The date of death of Shakespeare
  2. The birthdate of Shakespeare  ✔
  3. The marriage date of Shakespeare
  4. None of these
  • When was Shakespeare baptised?
  1. April,23
  2. April,24
  3. April,25
  4. April,26  ✔
  • In which year Shakespeare was baptised?
  1. 1564  ✔
  2. 1565
  3. 1566
  4. 1567
  • Where Shakespeare was baptised?
  1. Holy Trinity Church ✔
  2. Reis Magos Church
  3. Catherine Church
  4. Velankanni Church
  • When did Shakespeare marry?
  1. At the age of 24
  2. At the age of 22
  3. At the age of 20
  4. At the age of 18  ✔
  • The name of William Shakespeare’s wife is ____.
  1. Anne Hathaway ✔
  2. Mary Arden
  3. Susanna Hall
  4. None of these
  • How many children, he had?
  1. 4
  2. 3  ✔
  3. 2
  4. 1
  • The name of his father is ____.
  1. William Shakespeare
  2. John Shakespeare  ✔
  3. Hamnet Shakespeare
  4. None of these
  • The name of his mother is ____.
  1. Mary Arden  ✔
  2. Susanna Hall
  3. Judith Quiney
  4. None of these
  • 23rd April is celebrated as ____.
  1. Saint George’s Day ✔
  2. Hallow’s Day
  3. Saint David’s Day
  4. Saint Patrick’s Day
  • John Shakespeare was a ____.
  1. Poet
  2. Playwriter
  3. Glove maker  ✔
  4. Both 1 & 2
  • When did William Shakespeare pass away?
  1. April 23  ✔
  2. April 24
  3. April 25
  4. April 26
  • In which year did he pass away?
  1. 1613
  2. 1614
  3. 1615
  4. 1616  ✔

MCQ on Shakespeare’s Sonnets

  • How many Sonnets of Shakespeare were published altogether?
  1. 150
  2. 154  ✔
  3. 158
  4. 162
  • These Sonnets were published in ____.
  1. 1605
  2. 1607
  3. 1609  ✔
  4. 1611
  • The first 126 sonnets were addressed to ____.
  1. A young man  ✔
  2. A dark lady
  3. Children
  4. Orphans
  • The next 28 sonnets were addressed to ____.
  1. A young man
  2. A dark lady  ✔
  3. Children
  4. Orphans
  • All sonnets have ____ numbers of lines.
  1. 12
  2. 13
  3. 14  ✔
  4. 15
  • The sonnets are almost constructed of ____ stanzas.
  1. Three line
  2. Four line  ✔
  3. Five line
  4. Six lines
  • The rhyme schemes of his sonnets are ____.
  1. ABAB CDCD EFEF GG  ✔
  2. ABBA CDDC EE FGGF
  3. ABBC DEEF GHHG AH
  4. ABCC DEFF GHII AI
  • Sonnets using the scheme ABAB CDCD EFEF GG are known as ____.
  1. Shakespearean sonnets
  2. English sonnets
  3. Elizabethan sonnets
  4. All of these  ✔
  • Number 99 sonnet has ____ numbers of lines.
  1. 14
  2. 15  ✔
  3. 16 
  4. 17
  • The sonnets to the Dark Lady were first composed around ____.
  1. 1591-1595  ✔
  2. 1597-1603
  3. 1604-1607
  4. None of these
  • The sonnets to the Fair Youth were first composed around ____.
  1. 1591-1595 
  2. 1597-1603  ✔
  3. 1604-1607
  4. None of these
  • Shakespeare’s tragedy is published in ____.
  1. Love’s Labour’s Lost
  2. The Passionate Pilgrime
  3. Romeo and Juliet  ✔
  4. None of these
  • The ‘Romeo and Juliet’ was published in ____.
  1. 1595
  2. 1597  ✔
  3. 1599
  4. 1602
  • The Passionate Pilgrime is an anthology of ____ numbers of poems.
  1. 18
  2. 20  ✔
  3. 22
  4. 24
  • Shakespeare’s first poem was ____.
  1. Venus and Adonis  ✔
  2. The Rape of Lucrece
  3. Hamlet
  4. None of these
  • The first poem of Shakespeare was published in ____.
  1. 1590
  2. 1591
  3. 1592
  4. 1593  ✔
  • The longest play of Shakespeare is ____.
  1. Venus and Adonis
  2. Romeo and Juliet
  3. Hamlet  ✔
  4. Macbeth
  • The shortest play of Shakespeare is ___.
  1. Hamlet
  2. The comedy of Errors  ✔
  3. Romeo and Juliet
  4. Macbeth
  • Which one of the following was written by Shakespeare?
  1. Gitanjali
  2. Gitabitan
  3. Tempest  ✔
  4. The Inner Engineering
  • In which language, Shakespeare had written the sonnets?
  1. Greek
  2. Latin
  3. Early modern English  ✔
  4. Portuguese
  • Which one of the following is a Shakespearean word?
  1. Red letter day
  2. In a pickle  ✔
  3. Raining cats and dogs
  4. None of these
  • Which one of the following statesman is true?
  1. Shakespeare had invented more than 1700 words which are also used today.  ✔
  2. Shakespeare had not invented any words.
  • “The course of true love never did run smooth”- This quote is from ____.
  1. The Merchant of Venice
  2. As you like it
  3. A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream  ✔
  4. Julius Caesar
  • “Life is but a walking shadow” – this quote is from ____.
  1. Hamlet
  2. Macbeth  ✔
  3. As you like it
  4. None of these

Quiz on Shakespeare

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Quiz on William Shakespeare

1 / 15

"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" This line is from ____.

2 / 15

“Life is but a walking shadow” – this quote is from ____.

3 / 15

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet" - These lines are from ____.

4 / 15

"All the men and women merely players" - this line is from ____.

5 / 15

"What angel wakes me from my flower bed"- In which play, this quote has been reflected?

6 / 15

Lady Macbeth is also referred to as the ____ lady.

7 / 15

____ number / numbers of Shakespeare's sonnet / sonnets is / are based on religious theme.

8 / 15

"Rest, rest, perturbed spirit" - In which play this quote has been reflected?

9 / 15

The Romeo and Juliet is a ____.

10 / 15

William Shakespeare had a daughter and ___sons.

11 / 15

When did Shakespeare get married?

12 / 15

How many sonnets are found in "Romeo and Juliet"?

13 / 15

Sonnet 18 of Shakespeare is about a / an ____.

14 / 15

A 16-line sonnet is known as ____.

15 / 15

At what age, Shakespeare passed away?

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