Act 1 And 2 Hamlet Play! Trivia Quiz

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How much do you remember about Hamlet Act 1 and 2? Let us jog your memory. In Act 2, Polonius meets with his shady servant, Reynaldo, and tells him to go to Paris and spy on Laertes. Ophelia enters and tells Polonius that she has been horrified by Hamlet’s descent into madness. Plunge into this quiz and see if you are an expert on all things Hamlet. .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who was the woman that Hamlet once loved?

    • A.

      Mrs.Spada

    • B.

      Ophelia

    • C.

      Jess Dandar

    • D.

      Ghost

    Correct Answer
    B. Ophelia
    Explanation
    Hamlet's love interest is Ophelia, as mentioned in the question. Ophelia is a significant character in Shakespeare's play "Hamlet" and plays a crucial role in the plot. She is the daughter of Polonius and is depicted as a young and innocent woman who becomes entangled in the tragic events of the play. Ophelia's relationship with Hamlet is complex and ultimately leads to her tragic demise.

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  • 2. 

    Bernardo, Marcellous and Horatio believe they have something shocking to show Hamlet. What is it?

    • A.

      Fathers Ghost

    • B.

      Hamlets Mother

    • C.

      Francisco

    • D.

      Tger football team

    Correct Answer
    A. Fathers Ghost
    Explanation
    Bernardo, Marcellous, and Horatio believe they have something shocking to show Hamlet, and the correct answer is Father's Ghost. This implies that they have encountered the ghost of Hamlet's deceased father, which is indeed a shocking and supernatural occurrence.

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  • 3. 

    King Claudius gives a speech to his courtiers, explaining what?

    • A.

      His recent marriage to Claudius

    • B.

      His recent marriage to Queen Elizabeth

    • C.

      His recent marriage to Hamlet

    • D.

      His recent marriage to Gertrude

    Correct Answer
    D. His recent marriage to Gertrude
    Explanation
    King Claudius gives a speech to his courtiers explaining his recent marriage to Gertrude. This suggests that King Claudius has married Gertrude, who is most likely his new wife and the mother of Hamlet. The speech is likely to provide details and reasons for the marriage, as well as address any concerns or questions from the courtiers.

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  • 4. 

    Who is Gertrude?

    • A.

      His brother's widow and Hamlet's mother

    • B.

      Claudius's mother

    • C.

      Ophelia's mother

    • D.

      Hamlet's Aunt

    Correct Answer
    A. His brother's widow and Hamlet's mother
    Explanation
    Gertrude is referred to as "his brother's widow" which implies that she was married to the brother of the person mentioned in the question. Additionally, she is also described as "Hamlet's mother", indicating that she is the mother of the character named Hamlet. Therefore, Gertrude is both the widow of the brother and the mother of Hamlet.

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  • 5. 

    Why is Hamlet so upset with this?

    • A.

      Claudius is already married

    • B.

      His father is still alive

    • C.

      He doesnt like Claudius because he is to ugly

    • D.

      His farther just died and he feels that they are already related

    Correct Answer
    D. His farther just died and he feels that they are already related
    Explanation
    Hamlet is upset because his father has just died and he feels that his mother's marriage to Claudius, his uncle, is happening too soon after his father's death. He may feel betrayed by his mother's quick remarriage and sees it as disrespectful to his father's memory. Additionally, Hamlet may also feel a sense of familial loyalty and duty towards his deceased father, which is why he is upset with the situation.

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  • 6. 

    Prince Hamlet is very upset with his mother, why?

    • A.

      He feels that she should'nt be queen anymore

    • B.

      He feels that she is over his father already

    • C.

      She is going to kill herself

    • D.

      She doesn't like english class

    Correct Answer
    B. He feels that she is over his father already
    Explanation
    Prince Hamlet is very upset with his mother because he believes that she has moved on from his father's death too quickly. He feels that she is already over his father, which angers and upsets him. This suggests that he expected his mother to grieve for a longer period of time and remain loyal to his father's memory.

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  • 7. 

    How did the king really die?

    • A.

      Claudius poured posion in his ear

    • B.

      His was hit by a car

    • C.

      Hamlet's mother killed him

    • D.

      He was bit by a snake

    Correct Answer
    A. Claudius poured posion in his ear
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Claudius poured poison in his ear. This answer is based on the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, where Claudius, the king's brother, pours poison into the king's ear while he is sleeping, ultimately causing his death.

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  • 8. 

    Where does Hamlet live?

    • A.

      Spain

    • B.

      Pittsburgh

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      Denmark

    Correct Answer
    D. Denmark
    Explanation
    Hamlet lives in Denmark. This is evident from the context of the question, as it specifically asks about Hamlet's place of residence. Additionally, the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare is set in Denmark, further confirming that Denmark is the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” Who said this?

    • A.

      Marcellus

    • B.

      Hamlet

    • C.

      Hamlet's Mother

    • D.

      Ophelia

    Correct Answer
    A. Marcellus
    Explanation
    Marcellus said the phrase "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark" in the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. This line is spoken by Marcellus, a guard, in Act I, Scene IV. He says it in reference to the strange happenings and unsettling atmosphere in the kingdom of Denmark, hinting at the underlying corruption and deceit that will be explored throughout the play.

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  • 10. 

    Who is Prince Hamlet madly in love with?

    • A.

      No one

    • B.

      The ghost

    • C.

      His mother

    • D.

      Ophelia

    Correct Answer
    D. Ophelia
    Explanation
    Prince Hamlet is madly in love with Ophelia. This is evident in the play when Hamlet expresses his love for her through his words and actions. He writes love letters to her, gives her gifts, and even confronts her about his feelings. However, his love for Ophelia becomes complicated as the play progresses, and he starts to exhibit erratic behavior towards her due to his internal conflicts and the pressure of avenging his father's death. Despite this, it is clear that Hamlet's love for Ophelia is genuine and intense.

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  • 11. 

    Who is the King of Norway?

    • A.

      Marcellus

    • B.

      Hamlet

    • C.

      Uncle Fortinbras

    Correct Answer
    C. Uncle Fortinbras
  • 12. 

    Is Hamlet considered to be "mad" or "crazy"?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Hamlet is considered to be "mad" or "crazy" because throughout the play, he exhibits erratic behavior, such as talking to himself, feigning madness, and displaying intense emotions. His actions and speeches often appear irrational and unpredictable, leading others to question his mental state. Additionally, Hamlet's obsession with avenging his father's death and his descent into melancholy further contribute to the perception of his madness.

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  • 13. 

    Where did Hamlet go to school?

    • A.

      Serra hg

    • B.

      McKeesport

    • C.

      Witenburg

    Correct Answer
    C. Witenburg
  • 14. 

    Who did Hamlet tell that he saw his fathers ghost?

    • A.

      Ophelia

    • B.

      Marcellus and Horatio

    • C.

      Polonius

    Correct Answer
    B. Marcellus and Horatio
    Explanation
    Hamlet told Marcellus and Horatio that he saw his father's ghost. This is evident in Act 1, Scene 5 of Shakespeare's play "Hamlet" when Hamlet encounters the ghost for the first time and shares his experience with his two friends. Marcellus and Horatio are the only ones present during this encounter, making them the correct answer.

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  • 15. 

    “The time is out of joint: O cursed spite / That ever I was born to set it right!” Who says this?

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      Hamlet's Mother

    • C.

      Hamlet's Father

    Correct Answer
    A. Hamlet
    Explanation
    In this quote, the speaker expresses frustration and despair about the current state of affairs. The use of the word "cursed" suggests a sense of hopelessness and a feeling of being burdened. This quote reflects Hamlet's character, as he often feels overwhelmed by the weight of his responsibilities and the corruption he sees around him. Therefore, the correct answer is Hamlet.

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  • 16. 

    Does the ghost demand for Hamlet to seek revenge upon Claudius?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The ghost in Shakespeare's play Hamlet does indeed demand that Hamlet seek revenge upon Claudius. The ghost appears to Hamlet and reveals that he is the spirit of Hamlet's father, the former king. He tells Hamlet that Claudius, his own brother, murdered him in order to take the throne and marry Hamlet's mother. The ghost urges Hamlet to avenge his death by killing Claudius. This sets in motion the central conflict of the play, as Hamlet grapples with his duty to fulfill the ghost's demand.

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  • 17. 

    Who's Poloinus's daughter?

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      Ophelia

    • C.

      Mrs. Spada

    Correct Answer
    B. Ophelia
    Explanation
    Polonius's daughter is Ophelia. In Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Polonius is a character who is the father of Ophelia and Laertes. Ophelia plays a significant role in the play as the love interest of Hamlet. She is portrayed as a young and innocent woman who becomes the victim of Hamlet's madness and eventually meets a tragic end.

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  • 18. 

    What is the name of Hamle's castle?

    • A.

      Elsinore

    • B.

      McKeepsort

    Correct Answer
    A. Elsinore
    Explanation
    The name of Hamlet's castle is Elsinore.

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