Quiz: Is This Event From a Shakespeare Play or Real History?
Is This Event From a Shakespeare Play or Real History?
By: Khadija L.
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About This Quiz

William Shakespeare (1564-1616), was an English poet, playwright, and actor who in total, has written over 35 plays, 150 sonnets and two narrative poems. With most of his work being translated into almost every language, he has been called one of the best playwrights in history, and his works are still being read by the masses every year. 

Most of his work was produced between 1589 and 1613. The plays were grouped into comedies, tragedies and histories, and even though quite a few of Shakespeare's characters were based on real-life people, many of the stories were exaggerations of the actual events. 

Some of those plays included "King John," "Henry VIII," "Richard II," "Richard III," Pericles," and "Henry VI," parts 1, 2, and 3. Some of his other popular works include "Merchant of Venice," "Hamlet," "Romeo and Juliet," "Anthony and Cleopatra," "Tempest," "Othello," "Macbeth" and "Midsummer Night's Dream." 

How well do you know the difference between fact and fiction? If you were given different scenarios, would you be able to tell if they are real events or events out of a Shakespearean play? Well, this quiz was designed to test just that. Take it to find out if you know what's real and what's not. 

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