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Shakespeare One-Liners Quiz

Do you have a go-to one liner - a good one to break the ice or add some spice to the conversation? Well we have new ones just for you! In honor of One-Liners Day, we’re spotlighting some of Shakespeare’s most beloved quotes. AND to add to the fun, we’re going to make it a quiz!


Ready to find out whether you are a true Shakespeare One-Liner MASTER?!


Let’s begin ;)

 

How Well Do You Know Shakespeare One-Liners?

Once you have answered the questions, check below to see how many you got correct!


1. “Mine eyes smell onions,” is from __________.

  1. Henry V

  2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  3. Troilus and Cressida

  4. All’s Well That Ends Well


2. “Thine face is not worth sunburning,” is from __________.

  1. Henry V

  2. Measure for Measure

  3. All’s Well That Ends Well

  4. As You Like It


3. “Would thou wert clean enough to spit upon!” is from __________.

  1. Macbeth

  2. Henry IV Part I

  3. Timons of Athens

  4. The Merry Wives of Windsor


4. "I'll not budge an inch,” is from __________.

  1. The Taming of the Shrew

  2. Macbeth

  3. King Lear

  4. A Midsummer Night’s Dream


5. "I have not slept one wink,” is from __________.

  1. King Lear

  2. Much Ado About Nothing

  3. Cymbeline

  4. The Tempest


6. “You Banbury cheese!” is said by __________ to __________ in The Merry Wives of Windsor.

  1. Mistress Ford to Ford

  2. Sir Hugh Evans to Caius

  3. Bardolph to Slender

  4. Pistol to Nim


7. “She speaks poniards, and every word stabs,” is said by __________ in __________.

  1. The Friar in Romeo and Juliet

  2. Pistol in The Merry Wives of Windsor

  3. Macbeth in Macbeth

  4. Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing


8. Which quote is from As You Like It?

  1. “There’s no more faith in thee than in a stewed prune.”

  2. “Thou sodden-witted lord! thou hast no more brain than I have in mine elbows.”

  3. “I do desire we may be better strangers.”

  4. “To be, or not to be: that is the question."


9. “More of your conversation would infect my brain” is found is which act of Coriolanus?

  1. Act I

  2. Act II

  3. Act III

  4. Act IV


10. “I do bite my thumb, sir,” was said by __________ to __________ in Romeo and Juliet.

  1. Juliet to Romeo

  2. Sampson to Abram

  3. Abram to Sampson

  4. Gregory to Sampson


11. Fill in the blank. From Timon of Athens: “I’ll beat thee, but I would __________ my hands.”

  1. infect

  2. injure

  3. manicure

  4. crumble


12. Fill in the blank. From Henry V: “Thou damned and luxurious __________ __________.”

  1. hobble horse

  2. witty maid

  3. mountain goat

  4. aging king


13. Fill in the blank. From Measure for Measure: “Thy __________ not accidental, but a trade.”

  1. luxury’s

  2. happiness’s

  3. wit’s

  4. sin’s

14. Fill in the blank. From Romeo and Juliet: "For you and I are past our __________ days"

  1. gambling

  2. fighting

  3. lovestruck

  4. dancing


15. Fill in the blank. From Much Ado About Nothing: “Peace! I will __________ your __________.”

  1. close … eyes

  2. light … candle

  3. stop … mouth

  4. shut ... door

Key

1-3 correct: Newbie

4-7 correct: Student

8-10 correct: Apprentice

11-12 correct: Enthusiast

13-15 correct: Grand Master

Answers

  1. D. All’s Well That Ends Well

  2. A. Henry V

  3. C. Timons of Athens

  4. A. The Taming of the Shrew

  5. C. Cymbeline

  6. C. Bardolph to Slender

  7. D. Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing

  8. C. “I do desire we may be better strangers.”

  9. B. Act II

  10. B. Sampson to Abram

  11. A. infect

  12. C. mountain goat

  13. D. sin’s

  14. D. dancing

  15. C. stop … mouth