Hamlet Play Act 1 Scenes 1-3 : Trivia Questions Quiz

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Hamlet Play Act 1 Scenes 1-3 : Trivia Questions Quiz

What do you know about Act 1, Scenes 1-3? This timeframe is when the stage is set to introduce the characters. The play commences on the ramparts of Elsinore Castle in Denmark during a changing of the guard. The darkness and cold inspired the somber tone of the play. Try this test and find out if you are an expert on all things Hamlet.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who do Benardo and Marcellus bring in to witness the alleged Ghost they've seen?
    • A. 

      Hamlet

    • B. 

      Polonius

    • C. 

      Marcellus

    • D. 

      King

    • E. 

      King Hamlet

  • 2. 
    “So excellent a king, that was to this Hyperion to a satyr.”  What is this an example of(literary devices)?
    • A. 

      Dramatic Irony

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Assonance

  • 3. 
    What excuse does King Claudius give for forbidding Hamlet to leave Denmark?  
    • A. 

      He is scared that Hamlet will take revenge.

    • B. 

      The king is just speaking for the queen.

    • C. 

      Hamlet is second in line for the throne.

    • D. 

      Hamlet is betrothed to Ophelia.

    • E. 

      Hamlet has a terminal disease.

  • 4. 
    Why does Hamlet comply with the King and Queens decisions? 
    • A. 

      He respects his mothers plea for him to stay in Denmark.

    • B. 

      He has an ulterior motive.

    • C. 

      The king forces him with violence.

    • D. 

      He stays for his lover Ophelia.

  • 5. 
    Which is NOT part of Hamlet's soliloquy? 
    • A. 

      He wishes he could die.

    • B. 

      Hamlet remembers his mother and fathers perfect marriage.

    • C. 

      He is upset that his father did not have a proper mourning period.

    • D. 

      He wants to become King.

  • 6. 
    "Of impious stubbornness. 'Tis unmanly grief." In the above sentence, what does the highlighted word mean? 
    • A. 

      Not religious

    • B. 

      Irreverent

    • C. 

      Disrespectful

    • D. 

      Wicked

  • 7. 
    What is the theme in the first Act? 
    • A. 

      Rejuvience

    • B. 

      Death

    • C. 

      Marital Bliss

    • D. 

      Mortality

  • 8. 
    Befit means: 
    • A. 

      Gloomy, depressing.

    • B. 

      In good season or time

    • C. 

      To happen or occur.

    • D. 

      To be proper or appropriate for