Can You Pass the Hardest Shakespeare Quiz?

Alison Doherty

Senior Contributor

Alison Doherty is a writing teacher and part time assistant professor living in Brooklyn, New York. She has an MFA from The New School in writing for children and teenagers. She loves writing about books on the Internet, listening to audiobooks on the subway, and reading anything with a twisty plot or a happily ever after.

As a literary nerd and eventual English major, I spent a lot—and I mean a lot—of time in high school and college studying Shakespeare. His collections of plays and poetry are prolific. And his personal life is so mysterious and unknown. Even with all that time, I don’t think I could ever pass this Shakespeare quiz…but I would have had a lot of fun studying for it. Test your knowledge of the Bard by answering the following 25 questions. By the end of the Shakespeare quiz, we’ll know if you’re more of a philosopher or a fool. Although…most Shakespeare lovers will agree that it can be hard to tell the two apart! Huzzah!