Shakespeare and the supernatural

Another quiz from Oxford Word Blog.


Shakespeare might have had a fondness for kings and unlikely coincidences featuring twins, but he also wasn’t averse to a ghost every now and then. There are plenty of supernatural elements in his plays, from revenge hauntings to magic spells and the occasional statue that comes to life.

We’ve taken some of Shakespeare’s ghostliest lines and taken out a word or two. Test your knowledge of the Bard and see if you can spot which words are missing… and let us know how you do!

Click here to take the quiz. I got 4 out of 8 correct which is better than expected. The only Shakespeare that I’ve managed to read is Hamlet which was required for a class a took in high school and another I took in college. But if I would have thought about the characters more I would have gotten at least one more correct.


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