Do You Know Your Shakespearean Phrases?

Shakespeare introduced many phrases and terms that we use on a daily basis. Do you know which play these phrases are from? Take this quiz to find out!
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The phrase "at one fell swoop" is from which play?
Othello
Macbeth
Hamlet
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"A plague on both your houses" is a phrase from which play?
King Lear
All's Well That Ends Well
Romeo and Juliet
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What play is the phrase "brevity is the soul of wit" from?
Hamlet
The Tempest
Twelfth Night
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"Too much of a good thing" is from which play?
As You Like It
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Julius Caesar
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"Many a true word is spoken in jest" is from which play?
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Henry V
Much Ado About Nothing
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The phrase "sea change" is from which play?
The Tempest
The Winter's Tale
Antony and Cleopatra
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"The lady doth protest" is from which play?
Hamlet
Romeo and Juliet
Coriolanus
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"All that glitters is not gold" is from which play?
Measure For Measure
The Merchant Of Venice
Othello
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The phrase "as luck would have it" is from which play?
The Merry Wives of Windsor
King John
Cymbeline
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"Fight fire with fire" is from...
King John
Measure for Measure
King Lear
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"Primrose path" is a phase from...
Antony and Cleopatra
Hamlet
Romeo and Juliet
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Question 12/12

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Where is the phrase "Wear your heart on your sleeve" from?
Twelfth Night
The Winter's Tale
Othello
Result
You probably use Shakespeare's terms, but aren't very familiar with where they are from. That's okay - a lot of people use the great bard's words but don't know it!

C+, Shakespeare Rookie

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You have read Shakespeare's plays, and you know that he has contributed to the English language. Keep reading to get even better at detecting the great poet's masterful language!

B+, A Little Bit Of Shakespeare

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You are a Shakespeare master. You know the plays, and you know the lines. Good for you for recognizing how important Shakespeare is to the English language!

A+, Strictly Shakespeare

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1
The phrase "at one fell swoop" is from which play?
Othello
Macbeth
Hamlet
2
"A plague on both your houses" is a phrase from which play?
King Lear
All's Well That Ends Well
Romeo and Juliet
3
What play is the phrase "brevity is the soul of wit" from?
Hamlet
The Tempest
Twelfth Night
4
"Too much of a good thing" is from which play?
As You Like It
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Julius Caesar
5
"Many a true word is spoken in jest" is from which play?
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Henry V
Much Ado About Nothing
6
The phrase "sea change" is from which play?
The Tempest
The Winter's Tale
Antony and Cleopatra
7
"The lady doth protest" is from which play?
Hamlet
Romeo and Juliet
Coriolanus
8
"All that glitters is not gold" is from which play?
Measure For Measure
The Merchant Of Venice
Othello
9
The phrase "as luck would have it" is from which play?
The Merry Wives of Windsor
King John
Cymbeline
10
"Fight fire with fire" is from...
King John
Measure for Measure
King Lear
11
"Primrose path" is a phase from...
Antony and Cleopatra
Hamlet
Romeo and Juliet
12
Where is the phrase "Wear your heart on your sleeve" from?
Twelfth Night
The Winter's Tale
Othello