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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q: Exactly how many plays did Shakespeare write?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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