William Shakespeare Quizzes and Activities

William Shakespeare holding a quill pen

The most famous Bard of all from Stratford-Upon-Avon, England, welcomes you to our fun, free and poetic collection of William Shakespeare Quizzes and Activities designed to improve children’s interest and general knowledge about William Shakespeare’s life, his plays and his genius. All of our free printable resources are in Adobe PDF format and provide a mixture of activities and challenges to stimulate interest in the world famous Bard. Panic ye not! … of course there’s a wordsearch puzzle!

We recommend that children are given the quiz sheets as classroom handouts and then encouraged to independently research the answers about William Shakespeare’s life, plays and poems using reference books or reliable internet resources. From ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ we can help you learn about that most famous playwright from Stratford-Upon-Avon who is read and respected around the world.

Download or print our free Shakespeare Quiz with Answers (as a 3 page Adobe PDF document) and take a stroll through his life and works …. from his birth, through his fame in the top London theatres, to his death.
This is the more difficult version (without multiple choice answers) suitable for older children.

Download our free Multiple Choice Shakespeare Quiz with Answers as a 3 page Adobe PDF document. This is the slightly easier version of the quiz referenced above with multiple choice answers to assist younger children.

Forget the ‘De Vinci Code’ – that’s so ‘yesterday’ – now it’s time to crack the Shakespeare Code! Suitable for most ages who like a challenge, our easily printable Shakespeare Code Word Activity provides an alternative way for children to learn about his plays and their famous quotations by tackling a challenging code breaking activity. There are quotes to find from such famous works as Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth and Hamlet.

Grab a quill and a pot of ink (and something to mop up all the mess you’ll make with them)(it’s not as easy as it looks!) and get familiar with some of the Bard’s amazing plays by hunting through our free printable Shakespeare Word Search complete with an answer sheet. Plays to find include Macbeth, Othello, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, and Twelfth Night.

Despite our best efforts to research and cross-reference the quiz and activities you must understand that errors and inaccuracies are possible, particularly because researchers and historians often (or always!) disagree on facts, figures and events. Please use these resources for general information only and do not rely upon them for any purpose. If you’d like to notify us of any possible errors then please use the ‘Contact Us’ link below.