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This is a multiple choice quiz for Hamlet. It will cover acts 1 and 2.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is young Fortinbras weekness?

    • A.

      Love and passion.

    • B.

      He eats too much.

    • C.

      He gets angry too much.

    • D.

      He thinks he can do what he wants.

    Correct Answer
    C. He gets angry too much.
    Explanation
    Young Fortinbras' weakness is that he gets angry too much. This suggests that he may have a quick temper and is easily provoked. This weakness could potentially hinder his decision-making abilities and lead him to act impulsively or irrationally. It also implies that he may struggle with controlling his emotions, which could impact his relationships and interactions with others.

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  • 2. 

    What are foil characters?

    • A.

      Nothing.

    • B.

      Opposite characters and they have the same attruibutes.

    • C.

      Opposite characters that have different attruibutes.

    • D.

      Ophelia and Hamlet.

    Correct Answer
    B. Opposite characters and they have the same attruibutes.
    Explanation
    Foil characters are characters in literature who are intentionally created to contrast with another character. They serve to highlight the qualities and traits of the main character by presenting opposite characteristics. In this case, the correct answer states that foil characters are opposite characters who have the same attributes. This means that while they may have contrasting personalities or behaviors, they share certain qualities or characteristics. The answer accurately describes the concept of foil characters and their purpose in literature.

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  • 3. 

    What is a scope?

    • A.

      Mail.

    • B.

      A person who delives a present.

    • C.

      Hamlet.

    • D.

      A person who delivers a letter.

    Correct Answer
    D. A person who delivers a letter.
  • 4. 

    Who are Polonius's children?

    • A.

      Ophelia and Laertes

    • B.

      Hamlet and Laertes

    • C.

      Ophelia and Rosencrantz

    • D.

      Laertes.

    Correct Answer
    A. Ophelia and Laertes
    Explanation
    Polonius's children are Ophelia and Laertes. This is evident in Shakespeare's play "Hamlet" where Polonius is shown to be the father of these two characters. Ophelia is a young woman who becomes entangled in Hamlet's tragic story, while Laertes is her brother who seeks revenge for their father's death.

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  • 5. 

    What is a satyr?

    • A.

      Half goat half man

    • B.

      Half horse half man

    • C.

      Half man half sheep

    • D.

      Half lady luck half goat

    Correct Answer
    A. Half goat half man
    Explanation
    A satyr is a mythological creature that is depicted as half goat and half man. In Greek mythology, satyrs were known for their mischievous and lustful nature. They were often associated with wine, music, and fertility. The combination of a goat's lower body and a man's upper body represents the dual nature of the creature, embodying both animalistic and human characteristics.

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  • 6. 

    Where is Hamlet's father's spirit at?

    • A.

      Heaven

    • B.

      Hell

    • C.

      Purgatory

    • D.

      Under a rock

    Correct Answer
    C. Purgatory
    Explanation
    Hamlet's father's spirit is believed to be in purgatory. Purgatory is a place in Christian theology where souls are temporarily held before they can enter heaven. In the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, the ghost of Hamlet's father appears to him and reveals that he is trapped in purgatory due to the sins he committed during his life. Hamlet is then tasked with seeking revenge for his father's murder in order to release his spirit from purgatory.

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  • 7. 

    Being unsuccessfully sneaky, how does the king and queen try to figure out what is wrong with hamlet?

    • A.

      Try to talk to him

    • B.

      Send Ophelia to get close to Hamlet in order to see what was wrong with him.

    • C.

      Send out a royal decree.

    • D.

      Have 2 childhood friends come to visit.

    Correct Answer
    D. Have 2 childhood friends come to visit.
    Explanation
    The king and queen try to figure out what is wrong with Hamlet by having 2 childhood friends come to visit. This suggests that they believe Hamlet may be more open and honest with his childhood friends, and they hope that by spending time with them, they will be able to gather information about his state of mind.

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  • 8. 

    Why did boys play women roles in Shakesperes plays?

    • A.

      Because women could not.

    • B.

      Because they were gay.

    • C.

      Because it brought more humor

    • D.

      Because it just was.

    Correct Answer
    A. Because women could not.
    Explanation
    During Shakespeare's time, women were not allowed to perform on stage. Therefore, young boys were chosen to play the female roles. This was a societal norm and a practical solution to overcome the restriction on women's involvement in theater. The use of boys added an interesting dynamic to the plays and allowed for the portrayal of female characters despite the limitations of the time.

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  • 9. 

    Woman thy name is________!

    • A.

      Gold digger

    • B.

      Fraility

    • C.

      Humility

    • D.

      Rotten

    Correct Answer
    B. Fraility
    Explanation
    The phrase "Woman thy name is frailty" is a common expression used to suggest that women are often seen as delicate, weak, or vulnerable. This answer aligns with the given question as it completes the phrase and reflects the negative connotation associated with women being perceived as frail or fragile.

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  • 10. 

    Why does Polonius believe Hamlet is acting mad?

    • A.

      Because he is love stricken

    • B.

      He can't imagine his life without his beloved dog

    • C.

      He don't want to stay in Denmark.

    • D.

      He is mad about his father.

    Correct Answer
    A. Because he is love stricken
    Explanation
    Polonius believes that Hamlet is acting mad because he is love stricken. This suggests that Hamlet's love for someone is causing him emotional distress and affecting his behavior. Polonius may have observed Hamlet's erratic actions and concluded that they are a result of his intense feelings for someone. This explanation aligns with Polonius' character as a wise and observant advisor, as well as with the theme of love and its impact on the characters in the play.

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  • 11. 

    What was Hamlet so excited about?

    • A.

      He married Ophelia

    • B.

      His father rose from the grave

    • C.

      The actors were coming.

    • D.

      He fell off his high horse.

    Correct Answer
    C. The actors were coming.
    Explanation
    Hamlet was excited about the arrival of the actors. This suggests that he was looking forward to their performance, possibly because he saw it as an opportunity to expose his uncle's guilt for the murder of his father. The arrival of the actors could also signify a diversion from his own troubles and a chance for him to distract himself from his melancholic state of mind.

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  • 12. 

    What story did the actor tell about?

    • A.

      King Priams death

    • B.

      King Hamlets death

    • C.

      How his trip was and how he got there

    • D.

      What he believed was Polonius's problem

    Correct Answer
    A. King Priams death
    Explanation
    The actor told a story about King Priam's death.

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  • 13. 

    Who did Hamlet compare Polonius to?

    • A.

      Himself

    • B.

      God

    • C.

      Jephthah

    • D.

      Jerimiah

    Correct Answer
    C. Jephthah
    Explanation
    Hamlet compared Polonius to Jephthah. In the play, Hamlet refers to Polonius as "Jephthah, judge of Israel" during a conversation with Polonius. This comparison is made to mock Polonius and imply that he is making foolish and rash decisions, just as Jephthah did in the biblical story. Jephthah is known for making a hasty vow that resulted in the sacrifice of his own daughter.

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  • 14. 

    What did Polonius believe Hamlet was doing to Ophelia?

    • A.

      Nothing.

    • B.

      Was trying to convince her to run away from it.

    • C.

      Was leading her on in order to marry her.

    • D.

      He was using her, and won't love her in the future.

    Correct Answer
    D. He was using her, and won't love her in the future.
    Explanation
    Polonius believed that Hamlet was using Ophelia and had no genuine intentions of loving her in the future. This suggests that Polonius thought Hamlet's behavior towards Ophelia was manipulative and insincere.

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  • 15. 

    What was young Fortinbras paying his army with?

    • A.

      Low wages

    • B.

      Money

    • C.

      Homes

    • D.

      Food

    Correct Answer
    D. Food
    Explanation
    Young Fortinbras was paying his army with food. This suggests that he did not have enough money or resources to provide them with wages, homes, or other forms of payment. Instead, he resorted to providing them with food as a means of compensation for their services. This implies that Fortinbras' army may have been motivated by their loyalty to him and their belief in his cause rather than material rewards.

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  • 16. 

    Does Ophelia stay away from Hamlet?

    • A.

      No, she secretly still sees him.

    • B.

      Yes, she rejected all his letters.

    • C.

      Kinda, she rejects him when she wants to.

    Correct Answer
    B. Yes, she rejected all his letters.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yes, she rejected all his letters." This answer suggests that Ophelia intentionally stays away from Hamlet by rejecting his letters. This implies that she wants to distance herself from him and does not want any further contact or communication with him.

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  • 17. 

    What major secret does the ghost reveal to Hamlet?

    • A.

      He wasn't really Hamlets father.

    • B.

      He told his mother to remarry.

    • C.

      How he died and who killed him

    • D.

      Where he lives in the after life.

    Correct Answer
    C. How he died and who killed him
    Explanation
    The ghost reveals to Hamlet how he died and who killed him. This information is crucial to the plot of the play as it sets Hamlet on a path of revenge and drives the conflict forward. By learning the truth about his father's death, Hamlet is motivated to seek justice and take action against his uncle, who is revealed to be the murderer. This revelation fuels Hamlet's internal struggle and sets the stage for the events that unfold throughout the play.

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  • 18. 

    Who was the 'muffled queen'?

    • A.

      Pyyrhus

    • B.

      Hecuba

    • C.

      Gertrude

    • D.

      Helen

    Correct Answer
    B. Hecuba
    Explanation
    Hecuba is referred to as the "muffled queen" because in Greek mythology, she was the queen of Troy and the wife of King Priam. After the fall of Troy, Hecuba was captured and enslaved by the Greeks. She was known for her grief and mourning, often depicted with her face covered or muffled, symbolizing her sorrow and suffering as a captive queen.

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  • 19. 

    Where does the book take place?

    • A.

      Elsinore Castle, Ireland

    • B.

      Pathway Castle, Denmark

    • C.

      Maryland, Denmark

    • D.

      Elsinore Castle, Denmark

    Correct Answer
    D. Elsinore Castle, Denmark
    Explanation
    The book takes place in Elsinore Castle, Denmark.

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