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All the world’s a stage. Are you merely an actor or are you a director?

Posted by Phil Jamieson   Nov 28, 2017 1:08:29 PM

William ShakespeareOn this day in 1925, The Grand Ole Opry, one of the longest-lived and most popular showcases for country-western music, began broadcasting live from Nashville, Tennessee. The showcase was originally named the Barn Dance, after a Chicago radio program called the National Barn Dance that had begun broadcasting the previous year. On this day in 1582, William Shakespeare, 18, and Anne Hathaway, 26, paid a 40-pound bond for their marriage license in Stratford-upon-Avon. Six months later, Anne gave birth to their daughter, Susanna, and two years later, to twins. And for those not so old to remember the early-60s girl-group explosion, on this day in 1964, the Shangri-Las scored their first and only #1 hit with the famously melodramatic epic “Leader of the Pack.” Vroom, vroom.

Test your knowledge with this week's quiz.





Let us at ProofreadNOW.com judge you:

Score Your Rating
All 10 You are definitely the leader of this pack
7-9 You're close to being a top hit
4-6 Sure, go to Nashville, but get a day job there
2-3 You are simple to be, and we won't ask a question
0-1 You are simply NOT to be, and there is no question


Intro text: history.com

Definitions: Merriam-Webster 11th Collegiate Dictionary


Topics: vocabulary test, vocabulary, vocabulary quiz

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