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

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

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

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

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

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. 29
  2. 46
  3. 40
  4. 37

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. Earl of Oxford
  3. Ben Jonson
  4. Christopher Marlowe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Ahmed Panthwawala Jain
  2. Akbar Panneer Jalant
  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. Francis Bacon
  2. William Stanley, Earl of Derby
  3. John Webster
  4. Edward DeVere, Earl of Oxford

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

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

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

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