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

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

Q: Exactly how many plays did Shakespeare write?

  1. 46
  2. 29
  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. Ben Jonson
  3. Earl of Oxford
  4. Christopher Marlowe

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

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

  1. Twelfth Night
  2. Merry Wives of Windsor
  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. Blackfriars
  2. The Rose
  3. Salisbury Court Theatre
  4. Whitefriars

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

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

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. John Webster
  4. Francis Bacon

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

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

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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