Can You Guess The Shakespeare Play From These Scenes?


The one name we can’t possibly forget, even if we’re as detached from literature as can be, is that of the ‘greatest writer who ever lived’- William Shakespeare, of course. Not only did he pioneer a lot of things in writing and playwriting, but he also invented multiple interesting words that are still used today.

His poetic, almost epic plays were centered on very human topics- our values, relationships, ambitions, greed, and social obligations. The symbolism he wove into every single detail of a scene is celebrated to date and is probably the reason why English teachers try to find latent meanings in every single piece of writing!

So, you think your admiration for this legend is enough to pass this quiz? Well, try guessing the Shakespeare play from the picture of a random scene, and we’ll see who wins.

  1. 1 Which play is this picture from-

    1. Pericles, Prince of Tyre
    2. Henry V
    3. Julius Caesar
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Julius Caesar!

    This scene from the classic historical play represents the landmark event of the assassination of Caesar by Brutus and the other conspirators. 

  2. 2 Can you guess this?

    1. Hamlet
    2. King Lear
    3. Much Ado About Nothing
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Hamlet!

    The skull scene in Hamlet is a major one. Hamlet holding the skull represents the duality of life and death.

  3. 3 These seem to be getting tougher! Let's try this one-

    1. Twelfth Night
    2. The Taming Of The Shrew
    3. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    This comedy set in Athens includes subplots revolving around the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta. The scene depicts Titania, who, under the effects of a love potion, has fallen in love with Bottom, a donkey-headed weaver.

  4. 4 Almost at the mid-point of the quiz!

    1. Macbeth
    2. The Tempest
    3. Love’s Labour’s Lost
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Macbeth!

    This intense tragedy by Shakespeare is interwoven with themes of political ambition and its physical and psychological damage. The scene with the three witches introduces audiences to the supernatural element of the play. 

  5. 5 Well, how about this one?

    1. Venus And Adonis
    2. Romeo And Juliet
    3. Antony And Cleopatra
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Antony and Cleopatra!

    The historical love story features the Roman Antonio and Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt. Cleopatra's death, depicted in the scene, effectively ended the final war of the Roman Republic. 

  6. 6 Woah, I can really feel the literature flowing in my veins! What about you?

    1. Othello
    2. The Two Gentlemen Of Verona
    3. All’s Well That Ends Well
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Othello!

    The 'temptation scene' from Othello is one of the most famous scenes in all of the drama, where Iago plants the seeds of suspicion and jealousy in Othello's mind, leading to the tragic events of the play. 

  7. 7 You can do it! Almost there!

    1. Romeo And Juliet
    2. As You Like It
    3. The Winter’s Tale
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Romeo and Juliet!

    One can't possibly forget the 'balcony scene' from the legendary Romeo and Juliet, a scene where the bond of love is solidified for the first time, with a confession.

  8. 8 Last one! Make Shakespeare proud!

    1. The Comedy Of Errors
    2. Cymbeline
    3. The Merchant Of Venice
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Merchant of Venice!

    The 'trial scene' or the 'court scene' from this play is the climax of the story and is the iconic symbol of the divide between justice and evil.

Can You Guess The Shakespeare Play From These Scenes?

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    Go Back To The Books, Friend!

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    Hey, are you that kid who ditched English classes?! I'm joking, but really, if you wanna be proud of your literature skills, knowledge of William Shakespeare is a must. The best part? It's a constant joy to discover the meanings and plots of his work!

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    A Rereading is In Order!

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    You could do better, considering most of these questions were about the most famous of his plays. But it's alright, no judgment. Instead, I think it's time you pay another visit to The Merchant of Venice, or Hamlet- the classics will manage to delight you, all the same, even a second time!

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    Shakespeare Must Be Jumping With Joy!

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    Well well well, look who we have here! A literature prodigy and a dedicated Shakespeare admirer. I just know that you wrote the best answers and analyses in English exams, so you have my respect for still remembering the legacy of a legend. 

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