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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 Unknown Years
  2. The Lost Years
  3. The Strange Years
  4. The Missing 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 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. Arjuna Award
  3. The Bharat Ratna
  4. Padma Bhushan

Q: Exactly how many plays did Shakespeare write?

  1. 37
  2. 46
  3. 40
  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. Christopher Marlowe
  2. Francis Bacon
  3. Ben Jonson
  4. Earl of Oxford

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. Lord Derby
  4. William Shakespeare

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

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

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

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. John Webster
  3. Edward DeVere, Earl of Oxford
  4. Francis Bacon

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

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

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

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