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The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors


by William Shakespeare

The Comedy of Errors: Mixups are Funny Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Comedy of Errors? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. How many sets of twins are in the story?

One, some spoiled rich kids
Two, one set of rich kids, one set of servant kids
Four, two sets of blonde haired babies, two sets of red-haired babies
More than countable, this story is basically about fitting as many sets of twins into a plot line as possible
Q. What makes matters more complicated for the twins?

They all have a strange urge to lick their own elbows.
The sets have the same names.
They have peanut allergies.
They don't have any money.
Q. Why can't Antipholus of Epheseus enter his own house?

His wife put all his belongings in the front yard and switched the locks.
Dromio of Syracuse stole his keys.
Antipholus of Syracuse is eating dinner in his house and Dromio of Syracuse is guarding the gate.
He forgot the secret password, which happens to be shmassword.
Q. To whom does Dromio of Syracuse bring the bail money?

Antipholus of Syracuse
Dromio of Ephesus
Antipholus of Ephesus
Confusing, right?
Q. Who does the Abbess turn out to be?

Another twin, just as strong in the force as Antipholus
Egeon's wife
Antipholus of Syracuses' wife
The murderer all along!