Hamlet Act 2 Quotes

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Hamlet Act Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 

    ...brevity is the soul of wit

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      Polonius

    • C.

      Gertrude

    • D.

      Ophelia

    Correct Answer
    B. Polonius
    Explanation
    Polonius is the correct answer because he is the character who speaks the line "brevity is the soul of wit" in the play Hamlet. This line is spoken by Polonius in Act 2, Scene 2, as he is giving advice to his son, Laertes, before he leaves for France. Polonius is known for his long-winded and verbose speeches, so the irony of him saying that brevity is important adds to the humor of the line.

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  • 2. 

    Though this be madness, yet there is method in't

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      Polonius

    • C.

      Gertrude

    • D.

      Ophelia

    Correct Answer
    B. Polonius
    Explanation
    In this quote from Hamlet, Polonius is being referred to as someone who may seem mad or foolish, but there is actually a method to his actions and behavior. This suggests that Polonius may have a hidden agenda or a strategy behind his seemingly irrational behavior. The quote implies that there is more to Polonius than meets the eye, making him the correct answer choice.

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  • 3. 

    What apiece of work is man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, In form and moving how express and admirable, in action How like an angel, in apprehension how like god; The beauty of the world, the paragon of animals; And yet to me, what is the quintessence of dust?

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      Polonius

    • C.

      Gertrude

    • D.

      Ophelia

    Correct Answer
    A. Hamlet
  • 4. 

    Oh What a rogue and peasant slave am I

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      Polonius

    • C.

      Gertrude

    • D.

      Ophelia

    Correct Answer
    A. Hamlet
    Explanation
    The quote "Oh What a rogue and peasant slave am I" is from the play Hamlet, and it is spoken by the character Hamlet himself. This quote reflects Hamlet's self-doubt and self-criticism. He is expressing his feelings of being weak and inferior, comparing himself to a lowly peasant slave. This line is a part of Hamlet's famous soliloquy in Act II, where he contemplates the nature of human existence and his own inability to take decisive action.

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  • 5. 

    ...the devil hat power T' assume a pleasing shape

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      Polonius

    • C.

      Gertrude

    • D.

      Ophelia

    Correct Answer
    A. Hamlet
    Explanation
    In this quote from Hamlet, the speaker is referring to the devil's ability to take on an attractive or pleasing form. The correct answer, Hamlet, is the character who says this line. This statement reveals Hamlet's skepticism and distrust towards appearances, as he warns against being deceived by outward beauty. It also reflects his contemplative nature and his tendency to question and analyze things deeply.

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  • 6. 

    The play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      Polonius

    • C.

      Gertrude

    • D.

      Ophelia

    Correct Answer
    A. Hamlet
    Explanation
    In this quote from Shakespeare's play Hamlet, the speaker is referring to a plan to expose the guilt of the king by using a play. The phrase "the play's the thing" means that the play itself is the important element or tool in this plan. The speaker, who is Hamlet himself, believes that by watching the play, the king's conscience will be stirred and he will reveal his guilt. Therefore, the correct answer to this question is Hamlet.

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  • 7. 

    More matter, with less art

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      Polonius

    • C.

      Gertrude

    • D.

      Ophelia

    Correct Answer
    C. Gertrude
    Explanation
    The phrase "More matter, with less art" suggests that Gertrude is the correct answer. In the context of Hamlet, this phrase implies that Gertrude is a character who values substance and directness over artifice and pretense. This aligns with Gertrude's character in the play, as she is often portrayed as a straightforward and pragmatic individual. The phrase also implies that Gertrude may prioritize practicality and practical matters over aesthetic or artistic concerns.

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  • 8. 

    How pregnant sometimes his replies are!

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      Polonius

    • C.

      Gertrude

    • D.

      Ophelia

    Correct Answer
    B. Polonius
    Explanation
    Polonius is the correct answer because the line "How pregnant sometimes his replies are!" is spoken by Hamlet in reference to Polonius. This line suggests that Polonius' replies are often filled with hidden meanings or double entendres, implying that he is a cunning and manipulative character.

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  • 9. 

    And with a look so piteous in purport As if he been loosed out of hell To speak of horrors--he comes before me

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      Polonius

    • C.

      Gertrude

    • D.

      Ophelia

    Correct Answer
    D. Ophelia
    Explanation
    In this quote from Hamlet, the speaker describes a person who appears to have a pitiful and terrifying expression. The speaker suggests that this person looks as if they have escaped from hell and is now approaching them to speak about horrifying things. Based on this description, it can be inferred that the correct answer is Ophelia, as she is known to have suffered mentally and emotionally, leading to her tragic demise.

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  • 10. 

    Who was this quiz created by?

    • A.

      Sagar Patel

    • B.

      Shyam Patel

    Correct Answer
    A. Sagar Patel
    Explanation
    The quiz was created by Sagar Patel.

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