People were extremely superstitious in Shakespeare’s day. This affected people’s views on everything from religion to treating illnesses. Some people even accused local women of being witches.
What was the main religion in Elizabethan England?
What play deals with prejudice against Jews?
A Merchant of Venice
Two Gentlemen of Verona
If a prince or princess did something wrong, who got punished?
Their whipping boy
What is the name of the idea that everyone and everything has a place in the natural order of things?
The Theory of Humours
The Theory of General Relativity
The Great Chain of Being
If you throw someone in a pond and they float, what were they thought to be?
A good swimmer
What was a familiar supposed to be?
An ugly pet
A demonic advisor
A best friend
What play did Shakespeare write about witches to please James I?
What did the Elizabethans think mutton could make you be?
What did the Elizabethans think had to be in balance in your body for good health?
What kind of person was 'sanguine'?
Slow, pale, and lazy
Jolly, optimistic and fat
Short-tempered, red-haired and thin