Thanks to those who entered the quiz and in particular to John O’Gaunt pupils Emily Robinson (year 9) and Katherine Natton-Bell, the winners by a short head from Nicola Chester. Their prize is a copy of My Book of Stories: Write your own Shakespearean Tales by local author Deborah Patterson.
The answers are below.
If you would like to set a quiz on any subject yourself, or suggest one that we might create ourselves, please leave a comment at the foot of this post.
In which Shakespeare plays do these pairs appear?
1 Beatrice and Benedict – Much Ado About Nothing
2 Falstaff and Justice Shallow – Henry IV part 2
3 Leontes and Hermione – The Winter’s Tale
4 Oberon and Titania – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
On which Shakespeare plays were these films based (to a greater or lesser extent)?
5 The Lion King – Hamlet
6 Ran – King Lear
7 Throne of Blood – Macbeth
8 My Own Private Idaho – Henry IV part 1
9 Kiss Me Kate – The Taming of the Shrew
10 Forbidden Planet – The Tempest
11 Get Over It – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
12 West Side Story – Romeo and Juliet
About Shakespeare himself…
13 In what year was Shakespeare born? – 1564
14 Who was on the English throne at this time? – Elizabeth I
15 With which London theatre is he mainly associated? – The Globe
16 What did he famously leave to his wife in his will? – His second-best bed
Which Shakespeare plays could have these possible alternative titles?
17 The King with Three Daughters – King Lear
18 The Shipwreck – The Tempest (I’d forgotten there was also one in Twelfth Night)
19 The Hunchback – Richard III
20 The Black Admiral – Othello
21 The Star Crossed Lovers – Romeo and Juliet
22 The Roman and the Egyptian – Anthony and Cleopatra
23 The Strange Night in the Forest – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
24 The Indecisive Prince – Hamlet