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Elementary School Shapespeare Quiz

Here is a sample of the questions elementary students were asked in the 2009 DPS Shakespeare Festival Challenge Bowl.

The questions cover five categories: Elizabethan England; Famous Quotes; Richard III (this year’s featured play); Shakespeare’s Biography; Shakespeare’s Plays and Theaters.

  • Queen Elizabeth was a descendent of what royal blood line?
  • Who did Queen Elizabeth marry?
  • In what Shakespeare play is the following quote: “A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!”
  • In what Shakespeare play is the following quote: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
  • What two royal families are at war in Richard III?
  • Is King Richard the hero of the play or its villain?
  • Who did Shakespeare marry?
  • Shakespeare lived during what famous period in European history?
  • What is considered to be Shakespeare’s most famous play?
  • Shakespeare wrote poems that had 14 lines and a very distinct rhyming pattern. What were these poems called?


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