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The Winter’s Tale

The Winter’s Tale


by William Shakespeare

The Winter’s Tale: That’s Cold Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Winter’s Tale? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. For how long does Polixenes visit Leontes?

Nine weeks
Nine months
Nine years
Um, excuse me - a visit is a few days max. Any longer and you’re helping out with the mortgage, Bucko.
Q. Why does Leontes plan to murder Polixenes?

Please see above
Because he believes Polixenes is trying to steal his throne
Because he thinks Polixenes got his wife pregnant
To prove to his wife that he is a ruthless ruler
Q. What happens to Hermione’s baby girl?

It is drowned
It is abandoned
It finishes third in the 5k Walk/Crawl
It is eaten by lions
Q. What kills Hermione?

The Avada Kedavra curse
The starvation imposed upon her by her husband
The lashes of a whip
The news of her son’s death
Q. Who finds Perdita?

A shepherd
A clown
A prince
A bear