Shakespeare Quiz with a special giveaway – giveaway closed

quizThis is a toughie, but take a few minutes and see if you can match the quotes to the play correctly.  Each title has only one quote.  The person who scores the highest will win a small gift I bought when visiting the Library of Congress. If there is a tie, I’ll have Gage pick a name 🙂  Good luck!!

Take your best guesses, be entered to win a prize – you only need one correct answer to be eligible for a prize.  No cheating (using the web to help find answers) or copying.  All extra details can be found here.

Leave your guesses in the comment section by Tuesday afternoon.


Titles- Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, Richard III, The Merry Wives of Windsor

1. To be, or not to be:that is the question.  Hamlet

2. Beware the Ides of March  Julius Caesar

3. A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!   King Richard III

4. Parting is such sweet sorrow.  Romeo and Juliet

5. This is the short and long of it.   The Merry Wives of Windsor

6. Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.   Twelfth Night

7.The course of true love never did run smooth.   A Midsummer’s Night Dream

8.All the world ‘s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.   As You Like It

9.Double, double toil and trouble.   Macbeth

10.All that glitters is not gold.   The Merchant of Venice

Know Your Shakespeare


Here’s how to play…Identify the quote by telling me what book it’s from.  Leave a comment with the # of the quote and the title of the book and I’ll cross it off the list.  No Googling, that’s cheating and no fun!  If you know them all, please don’t guess every one.

 Hint: The quotes came from these plays.  Some are used twice.  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Richard III, Romeo & Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night

1. “Parting is such sweet sorrow” ROMEO & JULIET

2. “Beware the ides of MarchJason, Julius Caesar

3. “Off with his head!” RICHARD III

4. “The course of true love never did run smooth” A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

5. “The lady doth protest too muchJanet, Hamlet

6. “All that glitters is not gold” THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

7. “Double, double toil & troubleJason, Macbeth

8. “To sleep, perchance to dream- ay, there’s the rub”  HAMLET

9. “A plague on both your housesJason, Romeo &Juliet

10. “All the world’s a stage” AS YOU LIKE IT

11. “Cowards die many times before their deaths” JULIUS CAESAR

12. “Something wicked this way comes” MACBETH

13. “Lord, what fools these mortals beLisa, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

14. If music be the food of love, play on” TWELFTH NIGHT

15. “The winter of our discontent” Duane, Richard III