Quiz 3 – English Literature


Lines from Shakespeare plays are often misquoted, but provide the basis for many everyday phrases. Can you name the plays that the following quotes are taken from?

“The course of true love never did run smooth”

“Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.”

“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead!”

‘Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.’


Poems, Authors & Books

What instrument did the Owl serenade the Pussy-cat with?

Who wrote “The Return’?

How and where did Dracula arrive in England? 2pts

Who wrote War Horse?

Who wrote the Iliad and in which language?  2pts

Who wrote Gunga Din?

12 pts