A few years ago, I was playing around on a site that lets you create customized multiple-choice tests. I recently dug this up.
The Shakespeare Test
Which one of these is NOT a character from “Hamlet”?
In which of these couples do both parties survive to the end of a play?
- Hamlet and Ophelia
- Othello and Desdemona
- Leontes and Hermione
- Caesar and Portia
The best porn is literary porn, and the best of literary porn is Shakespeare porn. Which one of these is NOT a plausible name for a porno based on a Shakespeare play title?
- “All’s Well That Hangs Well”
- “The Merchant of Penis”
- “Tight-ass Eroticus”
- “King Her-Rod”
Same question again. Which one isn’t a good title for Shakespeare porn?
- “As You Lick It”
- “Seven Bitches of Athens”
- “Love Slavers Lost”
- “Coriol’s Anus”
The plot of “Hamlet” features a corruptible man who murders a king who trusted him, in order to secure the throne for himself, but is later killed in revenge. Which other Shakespeare play contains the same plot elements?
- “Henry V”
- “Richard III”
- “Julius Caesar”
Which of these has served as a setting for a Shakespeare play?
“Something is rotten in the state of ____”
- New Jersey
Which of these literary titles was based on a Shakespeare quote?
- “I, Claudius”
- “The Doors of Perception”
- “The Winter of Our Discontent”
- “Inherit the Wind”
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not within our stars but in ____”
- our gods
- our past
- my soup
Which classic science fiction movie was loosely based on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”?
- “Forbidden Planet”
- “Destination Moon”
- “The Day the Earth Stood Still”
- “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians”
“If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not____?”
Which one is a Shakespeare quote?
- “She doth posess a twilight tinge of blue.”
- “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”
- “Was this the face that launched a thousand ships?”
- “Frailty, thy name is woman!”
“Cry, ‘Havoc!’ and let slip ___”
- the arms of might
- the dogs of war
- the witch’s teat
- a mighty wind
Which actor has never played Hamlet in a film?
- Ethan Hawke
- Mel Gibson
- Richard Burton
- Jude Law
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Which Shakespeare play features faires?
- “Much Ado About Nothing”
- “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
- “Twelfth Night”
- the whole damn lot of them
Which name does NOT appear in a title of a Shakespeare play?
In “Richard III”, the main character is afflicted with
- a hump
- a giant schlong
Shakespeare is famous for writing in the
- trochaic monometer
- iambic pentameter
- dactylic hexameter
- third trimester
King Lear had two selfish daughters. One of them had a name that sounded similar to a sexually-transmitted disease, while the other had a name that was similar to the name of a US President. What disease and what president?
- Syphilis and Harding
- Hepatitis and Hayes
- Chlamydia and Clinton
- Gonnorhea and Reagan