Hamlet Act 5 Quotes

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Hamlet Act Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 

    Alas poor Yorick! I knew him...a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      Laertes

    • C.

      Gertrude

    • D.

      Horatio

    Correct Answer
    A. Hamlet
    Explanation
    The quote "Alas poor Yorick! I knew him...a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy" is spoken by Hamlet in William Shakespeare's play "Hamlet." In this scene, Hamlet is holding the skull of Yorick, a court jester who has died. The quote reflects Hamlet's deep contemplation of mortality and the fleeting nature of life. It also highlights Hamlet's connection to Yorick and his fond memories of him. Therefore, the correct answer is Hamlet.

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  • 2. 

    Imperious Caesar, dead and turned to clay, might stop a hole to keep the wind away

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      Laertes

    • C.

      Gertrude

    • D.

      Horatio

    Correct Answer
    A. Hamlet
    Explanation
    The excerpt is a quote from the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare. In this quote, the speaker refers to Caesar, who is dead and turned to clay, suggesting that even a powerful figure like Caesar cannot prevent the wind from entering a hole. This quote reflects Hamlet's contemplative and philosophical nature, as he ponders the inevitability of death and the insignificance of human power and status. Therefore, the correct answer is Hamlet, the protagonist of the play.

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  • 3. 

    Lay her i' the earth; and from her fair and unpollited flesh may violets spring

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      Laertes

    • C.

      Gertrude

    • D.

      Horatio

    Correct Answer
    B. Laertes
    Explanation
    In this quote from Shakespeare's play Hamlet, the speaker is referring to a female character who has died. The phrase "Lay her i' the earth" suggests that the character's body is being buried. The mention of "fair and unpolluted flesh" implies that the character was pure and innocent. The phrase "may violets spring" symbolizes the hope that something beautiful and pure will come from her death. Based on this context, the most likely answer is Laertes, as he is the only male character mentioned and is known to have a close relationship with the female character Ophelia, who dies in the play.

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  • 4. 

    Sweets to the sweet: farewell

    • A.

      Laertes

    • B.

      Gertrude

    • C.

      Horatio

    • D.

      Hamlet

    Correct Answer
    B. Gertrude
    Explanation
    During Ophelia's funeral, Queen Gertrude sadly scatters flowers into the grave, uttering, "Sweets to the sweet." In this poignant act, she symbolically bestows funeral bouquets, harboring a wistful desire for Ophelia to have become her son's bride. Instead of adorning Ophelia's grave, these flowers should have adorned the matrimonial bed of Hamlet and Ophelia, casting a melancholic shadow on what could have been.

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  • 5. 

    Forty thousand brothers could not, with all the quantity of love, make up my sum

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      Laertes

    • C.

      Gertrude

    • D.

      Horatio

    Correct Answer
    A. Hamlet
    Explanation
    The quote "Forty thousand brothers could not, with all the quantity of love, make up my sum" is spoken by Hamlet in the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare. In this quote, Hamlet is expressing his deep sadness and grief over the death of his father, King Hamlet. He is saying that even if he had the love and support of forty thousand brothers, it would not be enough to fill the void left by his father's death. This quote highlights Hamlet's intense emotions and his struggle to come to terms with his loss.

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  • 6. 

    Theres a divinity that shapes our ends, rough-hew them how we will

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      Laertes

    • C.

      Gertrude

    • D.

      Horatio

    Correct Answer
    A. Hamlet
    Explanation
    The given quote "There's a divinity that shapes our ends, rough-hew them how we will" is from the play Hamlet. Therefore, the correct answer is Hamlet.

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  • 7. 

    The bravery of his grief did put me into towering passion

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      Laertes

    • C.

      Gertrude

    • D.

      Horatio

    Correct Answer
    A. Hamlet
    Explanation
    In this quote from Hamlet, the speaker is referring to someone whose grief is so courageous and intense that it ignites a strong and overwhelming emotion in them. The only character in the play who fits this description is Hamlet himself. Throughout the play, Hamlet displays immense bravery in his grief over his father's death and his desire for revenge. His grief drives him to take bold actions and confront those responsible for his father's murder. Therefore, Hamlet is the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    The rest is silence

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      Laertes

    • C.

      Gertrude

    • D.

      Horatio

    Correct Answer
    A. Hamlet
    Explanation
    The phrase "The rest is silence" is a famous line from Shakespeare's play Hamlet. It is spoken by Hamlet himself in his dying moments, just before he takes his last breath. This line signifies the end of all the chaos and turmoil that has occurred throughout the play, and the ultimate peace and stillness that follows death. Therefore, the correct answer is Hamlet.

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  • 9. 

    Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      Laertes

    • C.

      Gertrude

    • D.

      Horatio

    Correct Answer
    D. Horatio
    Explanation
    Horatio is the correct answer because in the quote "Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince", it is Horatio who speaks these words to bid farewell to Hamlet after his death. Horatio is a close friend of Hamlet and is the one who survives at the end of the play to tell Hamlet's story. The other options, Laertes, Gertrude, and Hamlet himself, are all characters who die in the play, so they cannot be the ones speaking these words.

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  • 10. 

    For me, with sorrow i embrace my fortune; i have soe rights of memory in this kingdom

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      Laertes

    • C.

      Gertrude

    • D.

      Horatio

    • E.

      Fortinbras

    Correct Answer
    E. Fortinbras
    Explanation
    Fortinbras is the correct answer because this quote is spoken by Hamlet in the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare. In this quote, Hamlet expresses his sorrow and acceptance of his fate, acknowledging that he has some rights of remembrance in the kingdom. Fortinbras is a character in the play who becomes the ruler of Denmark at the end, and his story serves as a contrast to Hamlet's own journey.

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  • 11. 

    Who created this Quiz?

    • A.

      Sagar Patel

    • B.

      Shyam Patel

    Correct Answer
    A. Sagar Patel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sagar Patel.

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