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Shakespearean Quotes
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Hamlet
Hamlet holds a skull in his hand and says, "Alas, poor ..."
A. Laertes
B. Yorick
C. Horatio
D. Polonius
E. Guildenstern
 
Tales
What, according to Shakespeare, is "a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing"?
 
 
New Acquaintances
Complete this quote.
Misery acquaints a man with strange ...

A. times
B. desires
C. creatures
D. bedfellows
E. misfortune
 
Missing Words
What word is missing in this quote from Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"?
Some are born great.
Some achieve greatness.
Some have greatness ---- upon them.
 
Metaphors
Complete this quote.
All the world's a stage and all the
men and women merely ...

A. actors
B. entertainers
C. performers
D. players
E. troupers
 
Warnings
What dire warning was given to Julius Caesar by the soothsayer?
 
Shakespearean Sonnets
Complete this line from "Sonnet 18."
Shall I compare thee to a ...

A. tranquil bay
B. child at play
C. donkey's bray
D. summer's day
E. black negligee
 
Literary Loves
What name completes this passage from "Romeo and Juliet"?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name,
or, if thou will not, be but sworn my
love and I'll no longer be a ...
 
Tempestous Quotes
What is the final word in this quote from "The Tempest"?
We are such stuff as dreams are made on,
And our little life is rounded with a ...

A. poem
B. sleep
C. song
D. breath
E. fairy
 
Orations
Recite the first few words of Mark Antony's funeral oration.
 
Lovely Music
Complete this quote from "Twelfth Night."
If music be the food of love, ...

A. play on
B. run smooth
C. let them eat cake
D. then may it end well
E. then what fools these mortals be
 
Wise Words
What two words complete this line from "Hamlet"?
This above all - to thine own self...
 
Anxiety
Finish this quote.
Uneasy lies the head that wears a ...

A. wig
B. crown
C. helmet
D. cauldron
E. rolling pin
 
Shakespearean Suggestions
Complete this suggestion from the play, "Henry VI: Part II."
The first thing we do, let's kill all the ...
 
Leading Ladies
Which name belongs in this quote?
It is the east and ---- is the sun.

A. Juliet
B. Portia
C. Ophelia
D. Katharina
E. Desdemona
 
Falstaff's Opinion
According to Falstaff, discretion is the better part of ..
 
Language Barriers
Which language is missing from this Shakespearean statement?
But for mine own part it was ---- to me.

A. Latin
B. Greek
C. French
D. Spanish
E. Chinese
 
Sprites
What are the next two words in this quote from the character named Puck?
Lord, what fools these ...
 
Sharp Quotes
Complete this quote from "King Lear."
How sharper than a serpent's tooth
it is to have a ...

A. winter wind
B. fair Hippolyta
C. thankless child
D. strange bedfellow
E. womb untimely ripped
 
Julius Caesar
Complete this quote from "Julius Caesar."
We have come to bury Caesar ...
 
Sources
Which line is from "The Merchant of Venice"?
A. Fair is foul and foul is fair.
B. I am a man whom Fortune hath cruelly scratched.
C. The path is smooth that leadeth to danger.
D. If you prick us do we not bleed?
E. Is this a dagger I see before me?
 
Soliloquies
Give the first six words of Hamlet's soliloquy.
 
Shakespearean Quotations
Complete this quote from Richard III.
Now is the winter of our ...

A. discontent
B. banishment
C. imperilment
D. embattlement
E. disparagement
 
Which Words?
What two words follow in this quote from "Macbeth"?
Double, double, toil and trouble,
Fire burn and ...
 
Metaphorical Monsters
In "Othello," what emotional state is described as "the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on"?
A. pity
B. sorrow
C. chagrin
D. jealousy
E. impatience

Quoted Qualities
What is the next word in this quote from the Merchant Of Venice?
The quality of mercy is not ...
 
True Love
What are the next two words in this quote from "Midsummer Night's Dream"?
The course of true love never did ..

A. run smooth
B. drive quickly
C. play out
D. lead homeward
E. pass away
 
Equine Exhortations
What four words complete this passage by Shakespeare?
A horse! A horse! My ...
 
Shakespearean Quotes
Which quote is not from Hamlet?
A. The rest is silence.
B. Neither a borrower nor a lender be.
C. Cowards die many times before their deaths.
D. Though this be madness, yet there is method in it.
E. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
 
Last Words
Complete William Shakespeare's epitaph.
Good friend for Jesus' sake forbear
To dig the dust enclosed here.
Blest be the man that spares these stones,
And curst be he that ...
 
 
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Answers to Shakespearean Quotes
1. B
2. life
3. D
4. thrust
5. D
6. Beware the ides of March.
7. D
8. Capulet
9. B
10. Friends, Romans, countrymen ...
11. A
12. be true
13. B
14. lawyers
15. A
16. valor
17. B
18. mortals be
19. C
20. not to praise him
21. D
22. To be or not to be
23. A
24. cauldron bubble
25. D
26. strain'd
27. A
28. kingdom for a horse
29. C
30. moves my bones
 
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