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Q: Between the years 1585 and 1592 there is little information about Shakespeare or what he was doing at this time. How is this period known?

  1. The Strange Years
  2. The Missing Years
  3. The Lost Years
  4. The Unknown Years

Q: Shakespeare's character named "Beatrice" appears in which play?

  1. Much Ado About Nothing
  2. The Tempest
  3. A Midsummer Night's Dream
  4. Othello

Q: What was the name of Shakespeare's only grandchild?

  1. Lady Elizabeth Hunter
  2. Lady Elizabeth Thomas
  3. Lady Elizabeth Drayton
  4. Lady Elizabeth Barnard

Q: With what honour has Dr. Kalam been decorated, the highest honour that an Indian citizen can receive?

  1. Padma Bhushan
  2. Padma Vibhushan
  3. Arjuna Award
  4. The Bharat Ratna

Q: Exactly how many plays did Shakespeare write?

  1. 40
  2. 29
  3. 37
  4. 46

Q: The mysterious death of this writer has led some people to suspect that this man's death was faked. Who was he?

  1. Ben Jonson
  2. Christopher Marlowe
  3. Earl of Oxford
  4. Francis Bacon

Q: The theatre with which Shakespeare is most closely associated is the...?

  1. Globe
  2. National Advancement
  3. Thespian
  4. Monarch

Q: Which of the following had a son named "Hamnet"?

  1. William Shakespeare
  2. Walter Raleigh
  3. Earl of Essex
  4. Lord Derby

Q: Which is NOT one of Shakespeare's comedies?

  1. Merry Wives of Windsor
  2. Twelfth Night
  3. Every Man in his Humour
  4. Troilus and Cressida

Q: The Globe is famous for being the theatre where Shakespeare performed. Which theatre was its main rival?

  1. Salisbury Court Theatre
  2. Blackfriars
  3. The Rose
  4. Whitefriars

Q: What is the full form of the "APJ" in Dr. Kalam's name?

  1. Ali Ponnuswamy Jampiru
  2. Akbar Panneer Jalant
  3. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen
  4. Ahmed Panthwawala Jain

Q: Which of the following has NOT been seriously suggested as being the true author of Shakespeare's works?

  1. Francis Bacon
  2. Edward DeVere, Earl of Oxford
  3. William Stanley, Earl of Derby
  4. John Webster

Q: Into what position was Dr. Kalam sworn in on 25 July, 2002?

  1. Prime Minister of India
  2. President of India
  3. Election-Commissioner of India
  4. Secretary-General of the Commonwealth

Q: Who is generally regarded as Shakespeare's main rival as a dramatist?

  1. Richard Burbage
  2. James Burbage
  3. Christopher Marlowe
  4. Phillip Henslowe
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