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Which work contains the famous 'To be, or not to be...' monologue? Hamlet
90%
Macbeth
3.6%
Othello
0.3%
King Lear
0.8%
Which work has been criticized for underlying racist and misogynistic themes, especially in the United States? Othello
89.5%
Hamlet
2.3%
Macbeth
1.7%
King Lear
1.4%
Which 'Scottish play' is considered bad luck for stage performers when said aloud? Macbeth
85.8%
Hamlet
5.4%
Othello
1.6%
King Lear
2.2%
Which play's protagonist is often called 'The Moor of Venice' as well as 'the devil' and 'defective' by other characters? Othello
82.1%
Hamlet
5.1%
Macbeth
4.1%
King Lear
3%
Which tragedy's title character has three daughters named Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia? King Lear
79.3%
Hamlet
4.7%
Macbeth
6%
Othello
4.6%
In which story is the reigning King Duncan stabbed, leaving the murderer and his wife wracked with guilt? Macbeth
78.8%
Hamlet
8.3%
Othello
2.5%
King Lear
5%
In which tragedy is the title character reportedly cheated on by the beautiful Desdemona? Othello
77.9%
Hamlet
8.5%
Macbeth
4.2%
King Lear
4.1%
Which play shares its name with a variant of the strategy game 'Reversi?' Othello
75.9%
Hamlet
7.7%
Macbeth
6.1%
King Lear
5.1%
Which tragedy contains 'The Mousetrap,' the 'play-within-a-play' depicting the murder of the title character's father? Hamlet
75.4%
Macbeth
8.8%
Othello
4.3%
King Lear
6.7%
Which play features lesser character Fortinbras, a Norwegian prince (or his father of the same name)? Hamlet
74.1%
Macbeth
7.3%
Othello
5.1%
King Lear
8.2%
In which play does a King, accompanied by a Fool (Jester) and one other, flee to the heath (open, uncultivated land)? King Lear
66.9%
Hamlet
9.4%
Macbeth
13.4%
Othello
5.2%
In which tragedy does the main character accidentally kill his potential wife's father? Hamlet
64.8%
Macbeth
8.8%
Othello
14.2%
King Lear
7%
In which work is the protagonist beheaded by a man with a similarly-starting name? Macbeth
63.2%
Hamlet
11.6%
Othello
10.7%
King Lear
9.3%
Which work has an elderly nobleman with sons Edmund and Edgar (aka 'Poor Tom') -- one legitimate and one not? King Lear
61.3%
Hamlet
8.8%
Macbeth
12.7%
Othello
11.7%
Which tragedy contains the notable line 'screw your courage to the sticking place'? Macbeth
49.6%
Hamlet
15.3%
Othello
12.4%
King Lear
17.5%
Which story was once rewritten by Irish poet Nahum Tate to have more updated, happy ending? King Lear
32.1%
Hamlet
31%
Macbeth
17.3%
Othello
14.2%

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