Shakespeare Quizzes

To be or not to be, that is just one of many questions on Sporcle's Shakespeare quizzes. Test your knowledge of the Bard by naming the plays of Shakespeare or by guessing Shakespeare Characters by Lines. If you are looking for a William Shakespeare quiz, then Sporcle's trivia is just As You Like It.

Today's Featured Game

In Plain English: Henry IV, Part 1
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Name the 'plain English' version of each of these quotes from Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1.
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From the Sporcle Archives:
Spoiler Alert: Shakespeare Edition

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Word Ladder: This Ain't a Shakespearean Comedy
Name the rungs to this Shakespearean word ladder.
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Shakespeare by Opening Lines (Clickable)
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Pick the correct Shakespeare work given the opening lines spoken by the first character.
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Anagram Finder: Shakespeare Plays
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Can you find all the Shakespeare plays by their anagrams?
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BEFORE or AFTER: Literature
We knew some of these books were old, but we didn't know they were THAT old!
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In Plain English: Antony and Cleopatra
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Pick the 'plain English' version of each of these quotes from Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra.
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Find Shakespeare's Women
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Pick the real female characters from Shakespeare's plays.
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Misquotable Quotes
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Can you fill in the (possibly incorrect number of) blanks with the correct words while the Bonus answers unfairly make fun of you?
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Shakespeare by Children's Illustration
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Name the Shakespeare play based on the Children's illustration.
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Mega Mixed Word Collection: Literature
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Can you name things from all realms of Literature when given these mixed words?
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Word Ladder: Shakespeare & The Beatles
Name the 3-letter words in this ladder, containing contractions from ✾Works of Shakespeare & The Beatles✾.
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A Merry Wives of Windsor Logic Puzzle
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Name the Merry Wives of Windsor Logic Puzzle.
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B in Shakespeare
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Name the Shakespearean people, places, and things starting with B.
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Shakespeare in Plain English II
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The course of true Sporcling never did run smooth.
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Shakespeare Summaries in Three Parts
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Match the Shakespeare play to its summary.
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In Plain English: Coriolanus
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Name the 'plain English' version of each of these quotes from Shakespeare's Coriolanus.
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Shakespeare: Murder or Suicide?
Behind the bard's lovely face, the true killer lies.
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Brush Up your Shakespeare
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Plays mentioned in Brush Up your Shakespeare
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4-Letter Shakespeare Characters
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Name the Shakespeare characters whose names* are four letters long or less.
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In Plain English: The Merchant of Venice
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Pick the 'plain English' version of each of these quotes from Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.
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A in Shakespeare
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Name the Shakespearean people, places, and things beginning with A.
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60 Second SPORCLE Blitz: Shakespeare Title Words
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Name the words in the titles of Shakespeare plays that begin with the letters in SPORCLE in 60 seconds.
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Top 200 Shakespeare Characters
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Name the top 200 speaking roles of Shakespeare.
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