(Jennifer Schuessler’s article appeared in The New York Times, 4/21; via Pam Green.)

Shakespeare shuffled off his mortal coil 400 years ago. As the world celebrates the anniversary, test your knowledge of the Bard with this quiz.

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Which of these words occurs most frequently in Shakespeare’s complete works?





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Which insult was not written by Shakespeare?

"Thou qualling, fool-born lewdster!"

"You scullion! You rampallian! You fustilarian! I’ll tickle your catastrophe!"

"You starveling, you elf-skin, you dried neat’s tongue, you bull’s pizzle, you stock-fish!"

"That villainous abominable misleader of youth!"


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