Shakespeare's Most Famous Works, Hamlet Quiz

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Hamlet Quizzes & Trivia

Through our Shakespearen unit we have become familiar with one of Shakespeare's most famous works, Hamlet. This test highlights the plot, literary devices, techniques, and writing styles that we learned from reading Hamlet. Do your best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Hamlet is written as a(n)_____________________.    
    • A. 

      Novella

    • B. 

      Tragedy

    • C. 

      Folktale

    • D. 

      Mystery

    • E. 

      Screenplay

  • 2. 
    Who is speaking in the following excerpt?I heard heard that guilty creatures sitting at playHave, by the very cunning of the scene,Been struck so to the soul that presentlyThey have proclaimed their malefactions.
    • A. 

      Claudius

    • B. 

      Polonius

    • C. 

      Macbeth

    • D. 

      Horatio

    • E. 

      Gertrude

  • 3. 
    The following except contains which of the following?To be or not to be– that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    • A. 

      Iambic monometer

    • B. 

      Anapestic meter

    • C. 

      Iambic pentameter

    • D. 

      Spondee

    • E. 

      Trochee pentameter

  • 4. 
    Short Answer:  Please answer the following question in at least three sentences and no more than five.Explain which character is meant to proclaim his "malefactions" and why as described in the following excerpt:I heard heard that guilty creatures sitting at play Have, by the very cunning of the scene, Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaimed their malefactions.
  • 5. 
    Essay:  Please answer the following question in the five paragraph format that we have learned this year.Compare and contrast one Shakespearean comedy that we have read this year to Hamlet.  How are they similar?  How are they different?