Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway: Facts & Overview


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Anne Hathaway was _____ years older than William Shakespeare:

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1. Shakespeare spent most of his life in:

2. Shakespeare wrote several sonnets to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Though there is much mystery around playwright William Shakespeare's life, it's known that he had a wife named Anne Hathaway. This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your knowledge of his wife's life and his relationship with her.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Anne Hathaway's age compared to Shakespeare's
  • Where Shakespeare spent most of his life
  • The subject of some Shakespeare sonnets
  • What item Shakespeare left to Anne Hathaway
  • How many children Anne Hathaway had

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Anne Hathaway's children
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the relationship between William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway

Additional Learning

To learn more about Anne Hathaway, review the accompanying lesson on Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explaining the world that Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway lived in
  • Outlining Anne Hathaway's life history
  • Describing Anne and Shakespeare's family life together
  • Discussing Shakespeare's success and its effect on Anne
  • Examining the role of Shakespeare's mistress