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Shakespeare... or the Bible?

Can you guess whether these quotes come from the works of William Shakespeare or from the Bible?
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Last updated: April 4, 2022
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First submittedApril 4, 2022
Times taken32,196
Average score73.3%
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1. For the love of money is the root of all evil
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1 Timothy 6:10
2. Out, damned spot!
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MacBeth
3. Get thee to a nunnery
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Hamlet
4. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown
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Henry IV
5. There is no new thing under the sun
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Ecclesiastes 1:9
6. There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so
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Hamlet
7. If you prick us, do we not bleed?
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The Merchant of Venice
8. Now is the winter of our discontent
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Richard III
9. Am I my brother's keeper?
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Genesis 4:9
10. Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall
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Proverbs 16:18
11. Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me
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Matthew 19:14
12. Cry "Havoc!", and let slip the dogs of war
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Julius Caesar
13. A man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry
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Ecclesiastes 8:15
14. An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth
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Matthew 5:38
15. To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven
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Ecclesiastes 3:1
17 Comments
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Level 82
Apr 6, 2022
I got almost all of them by double checking if they fit into iambic pentameter. If only I didn't second guess myself, I would have had 100%
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Level 75
Feb 15, 2023
That's how I checked mine!
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Level 44
Apr 26, 2022
got them all, but I would have been concerned if I didn't
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Level 67
Apr 26, 2022
Never read the bible, never read Shakespeare....but had 14 out of 15. I am somewhat flabbergasted by this. xD
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Level 74
Feb 25, 2024
Goes to show that the two aren't all that similar, innit?
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Level 65
Apr 26, 2022
13/15 and I don't know a whole lot about either, nice
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Level 72
Apr 26, 2022
I went to a small fundamentalist religious school, and we spent a semester studying Shakespeare. I guess this quiz was made for me.
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Level 89
Apr 26, 2022
The money quote should be "The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil." (not "all evil"). This gets misquoted frequently.
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Level 65
Apr 26, 2022
I used to think this as well, until recently when I discovered that the King James version does read as "the root of all evil". It is one of only a few translations that read this way. Most other translations, including the NIV add the words "kinds of" or "sorts of". The idea is that coveting something you don't have is the real evil here, not money specifically.
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Level 61
Apr 26, 2022
A lot of Ecclesiastes in this quiz, interesting
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Level 83
Nov 17, 2022
The best part of the Bible IMO.
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Level 65
Feb 21, 2024
Because it is an ancient book of poetry.
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Level 61
Apr 26, 2022
I made a very similar quiz in 2021. The title is even the same minus the ellipsis.

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/136522/shakespeare-or-the-bible

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Level 88
Apr 26, 2022
Yeah, I remember taking your version last summer. I thought this was the same quiz, at first. This one is much easier than yours though.
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Level 61
Feb 19, 2023
13/15 did rather well
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Level 72
Feb 21, 2024
There may be other persons who spell the Scottish play "MacBeth," but Shakespeare was not one of them.
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Level 21
Feb 22, 2024
“Eye for eye, tooth for tooth” is from hamurabi’s kodex