The Death of William Shakespeare: Date & Cause


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What caused William Shakespeare's death?

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1. Who was William Shakespeare?

2. What is one of William Shakespeare's plays?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Though the exact dates of William Shakespeare's birth and death are unclear, the date of his death is easier to narrow down. Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of the end of Shakespeare's life. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include Shakespeare's occupation and the beneficiary of his estate.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Challenge yourself with questions on the following:

  • The cause of Shakespeare's death
  • Shakespeare's occupation
  • The title of one of Shakespeare's plays
  • The year of Shakespeare's death
  • Who inherited most of Shakespeare's estate

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the date and cause of Shakespeare's death
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how William Shakespeare died and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Shakespeare's family

Additional Learning

Learn more about this famous figure by reviewing the accompanying lesson, The Death of William Shakespeare: Date & Cause. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify William Shakespeare
  • Know two of Shakespeare's plays
  • Remember when Shakespeare was baptized and buried