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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 Lost Years
  3. The Missing Years
  4. The Unknown Years

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q: Exactly how many plays did Shakespeare write?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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