• Laurie Swigart

SHAKESPEARE 1ST LINE QUIZ

For $100...


When shall we three meet again

In thunder, lightning, or in rain?


a) "The Taming of the Shrew"

b) "King Lear"

c) "The Tempest"

d) "Macbeth"


First Witch When shall we three meet again

In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

Second Witch When the hurlyburly's done,

When the battle's lost and won.

"Macbeth" (1.1)


For $200...


Now is the winter of our discontent

Made glorious summer by this sun of York.


a) "Richard III"

b) "Edward III"

c) "Twelfth Night"

d) "Hamlet"


Now is the winter of our discontent

Made glorious summer by this sun of York;

And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house

In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.

Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths;

Our bruised arms hung up for monuments;

Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings,

Our dreadful marches to delightful measures.

Grim-visaged war hath smooth'd his wrinkled front;

And now, instead of mounting barded steeds

To fright the souls of fearful adversaries,

He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber

To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.

"Richard III" (1.1)


For $500...


Two households, both alike in dignity,

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene.


a) "The Two Gentlemen of Verona"

b) "King John"

c) "Romeo and Juliet"

d) "Measure for Measure "


Two households, both alike in dignity,

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,

From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,

Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.

From forth the fatal loins of these two foes

A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;

Whole misadventured piteous overthrows

Do with their death bury their parents' strife.

"Romeo and Juliet" (1.1)


For $1000...


Tush! never tell me; I take it much unkindly

That thou, Iago, who hast had my purse

As if the strings were thine, shouldst know of this.


a) "Othello"

b) "Richard II"

c) "The Merchant of Venice"

d) "Titus Andronicus"


RODERIGO Tush! never tell me; I take it much unkindly

That thou, Iago, who hast had my purse

As if the strings were thine, shouldst know of this.

IAGO 'Sblood, but you will not hear me:

If ever I did dream of such a matter, Abhor me.

RODERIGO Thou told'st me thou didst hold him in thy hate.

"Othello" (1.1)


For $2000...


Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour

Draws on apace; four happy days bring in

Another moon.


a) "Much Ado About Nothing "

b) "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

c) "1 Henry VI"

d) "Love's Labours Lost"


Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour

Draws on apace; four happy days bring in

Another moon: but, O, methinks, how slow

This old moon wanes! she lingers my desires,

Like to a step-dame or a dowager

Long withering out a young man revenue.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1.1)


For $4000...


O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend

The brightest heaven of invention,

A kingdom for a stage, princes to act

And monarchs to behold the swelling scene!


a) "Hamlet"

b) "Pericles"

c) "1 Henry VI"

d) "Henry V"


Chorus O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend

The brightest heaven of invention,

A kingdom for a stage, princes to act

And monarchs to behold the swelling scene!

Then should the warlike Harry, like himself,

Assume the port of Mars; and at his heels,

Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, sword and fire

Crouch for employment. But pardon, and gentles all,

The flat unraised spirits that have dared

On this unworthy scaffold to bring forth

So great an object: can this cockpit hold

The vasty fields of France?

"Henry V" (1.1)


For $8000...


As I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion

bequeathed me by will but poor a thousand crowns,

and, as thou sayest, charged my brother, on his

blessing, to breed me well: and there begins my

sadness.


a) "Coriolanus"

b) "Timon of Athens"

c) "The Merry Wives of Windsor"

d) "As You Like It"


ORLANDO As I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion

bequeathed me by will but poor a thousand crowns,

and, as thou sayest, charged my brother, on his

blessing, to breed me well: and there begins my

sadness. My brother Jaques he keeps at school, and

report speaks goldenly of his profit: for my part,

he keeps me rustically at home, or, to speak more

properly, stays me here at home unkept; for call you

that keeping for a gentleman of my birth, that

differs not from the stalling of an ox?

"As You Like It" (1.1)


For $16,000...


So shaken as we are, so wan with care,

Find we a time for frighted peace to pant,

And breathe short-winded accents of new broils

To be commenced in strands afar remote.


a) "Henry II"

b) "Julius Caesar"

c) "1 Henry IV"

d) "Henry VIII"


KING HENRY IV So shaken as we are, so wan with care,

Find we a time for frighted peace to pant,

And breathe short-winded accents of new broils

To be commenced in strands afar remote.

No more the thirsty entrance of this soil

Shall daub her lips with her own children's blood;

Nor more shall trenching war channel her fields,

Nor bruise her flowerets with the armed hoofs

Of hostile paces: those opposed eyes,

Which, like the meteors of a troubled heaven,

All of one nature, of one substance bred,

Did lately meet in the intestine shock

And furious close of civil butchery

Shall now, in mutual well-beseeming ranks,

March all one way and be no more opposed

Against acquaintance, kindred and allies:

The edge of war, like an ill-sheathed knife,

No more shall cut his master. Therefore, friends,

As far as to the sepulchre of Christ,

Whose soldier now, under whose blessed cross

We are impressed and engaged to fight,

Forthwith a power of English shall we levy;

Whose arms were moulded in their mothers' womb

To chase these pagans in those holy fields

Over whose acres walk'd those blessed feet

Which fourteen hundred years ago were nail'd

For our advantage on the bitter cross.

"1 Henry IV" (1.1)


For $32,000...


Tranio, since for the great desire I had

To see fair Padua, nursery of arts,

I am arrived for fruitful Lombardy,

The pleasant garden of great Italy.


a) "King John"

b) "The Taming of the Shrew"

c) "The Tempest"

d) "Much Ado About Nothing"


LUCENTIO Tranio, since for the great desire I had

To see fair Padua, nursery of arts,

I am arrived for fruitful Lombardy,

The pleasant garden of great Italy;

And by my father's love and leave am arm'd

With his good will and thy good company,

My trusty servant, well approved in all,

Here let us breathe and haply institute

A course of learning and ingenious studies.

Pisa renown'd for grave citizens

Gave me my being and my father first,

A merchant of great traffic through the world.

"The Taming of the Shrew" (1.1)


For $64,000...


In delivering my son from me, I bury a second husband.


a) "Much Ado About Nothing"

b) "All's Well that Ends Well"

c) "Cymbeline"

d) "Antony and Cleopatra"


COUNTESS In delivering my son from me, I bury a second husband.

BERTRAM And I in going, madam, weep o'er my father's death

anew: but I must attend his majesty's command, to

whom I am now in ward, evermore in subjection.

"All's Well that Ends Well" (1.1)


For $125,000...


I come no more to make you laugh: things now,

That bear a weighty and a serious brow,

Sad, high, and working, full of state and woe,

Such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow,

We now present.


a) "2 Henry VI"

b) "Julius Caesar"

c) "Henry VIII"

d) "Pericles"


I come no more to make you laugh: things now,

That bear a weighty and a serious brow,

Sad, high, and working, full of state and woe,

Such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow,

We now present. Those that can pity, here

May, if they think it well, let fall a tear;

The subject will deserve it. Such as give

Their money out of hope they may believe,

May here find truth too. Those that come to see

Only a show or two, and so agree

The play may pass, if they be still and willing,

I'll undertake may see away their shilling

Richly in two short hours.

"Henry VIII" (1.1)


For $250,000...


You do not meet a man but frowns: our bloods

No more obey the heavens than our courtiers

Still seem as does the king.


a) "The Winter's Tale"

b) "Troilus and Cressida"

c) "Cymbeline"

d) "King John"


First Gentleman You do not meet a man but frowns: our bloods

No more obey the heavens than our courtiers

Still seem as does the king.

Second Gentleman But what's the matter?

First Gentleman His daughter, and the heir of's kingdom, whom

He purposed to his wife's sole son--a widow

That late he married--hath referr'd herself

Unto a poor but worthy gentleman: she's wedded;

Her husband banish'd; she imprison'd: all

Is outward sorrow; though I think the king

Be touch'd at very heart.

"Cymbeline" (1.1)


For $500,000...


I wonder how the king escaped our hands?


a) "Pericles"

b) "3 Henry VI"

c) "2 Henry IV"

d) "King Lear"


WARWICK I wonder how the king escaped our hands.

YORK While we pursued the horsemen of the north,

He slyly stole away and left his men:

Whereat the great Lord of Northumberland,

Whose warlike ears could never brook retreat,

Cheer'd up the drooping army; and himself,

Lord Clifford and Lord Stafford, all abreast,

Charged our main battle's front, and breaking in

Were by the swords of common soldiers slain.

"3 Henry VI" (1.1)


For $1,000,000...


Noble patricians, patrons of my right,

Defend the justice of my cause with arms,

And, countrymen, my loving followers,

Plead my successive title with your swords:

I am his first-born son, that was the last

That wore the imperial diadem of Rome.


a) "Timon of Athens"

b) "Antony and Cleopatra"

c) "Julius Caesar"

d) "Titus Andronicus"


SATURNINUS Noble patricians, patrons of my right,

Defend the justice of my cause with arms,

And, countrymen, my loving followers,

Plead my successive title with your swords:

I am his first-born son, that was the last

That wore the imperial diadem of Rome;

Then let my father's honours live in me,

Nor wrong mine age with this indignity.

"Titus Andronicus" (1.1)


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