Hamlet: Act I And II Pgs. 3-80

19 Questions | Total Attempts: 163

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Hamlet Act Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What country does Fortinbra claim to be taking over?
    • A. 

      Denmark

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Italy

    • D. 

      Poland

  • 2. 
    What is Horatio most known for?
    • A. 

      Knowledge of Norse mythology

    • B. 

      Knowledge of classic mythology

    • C. 

      Ability and knowledge of foreign language

    • D. 

      Concise and easy to understand speaking terms

  • 3. 
    In Act I, what is the rooster an allusion to?
    • A. 

      The coming of a new day

    • B. 

      Foreshadowing

    • C. 

      When Jesus was born

    • D. 

      A new age of knowledge

  • 4. 
    The quote " Spikey springs put on a roof to kill woodcocks" is a metaphor about:
    • A. 

      Polonius

    • B. 

      Claudius

    • C. 

      Ophelia

    • D. 

      Fortinbra

  • 5. 
    Who says the following quote: "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark."
    • A. 

      Hamlet

    • B. 

      Polonius

    • C. 

      Horatio

    • D. 

      Marcellus

  • 6. 
    Why does Shakespeare make the last line of a scene a couplet?
    • A. 

      To keep his rhyming pattern

    • B. 

      To indicate a scene change

    • C. 

      To rile up the readers

    • D. 

      To be more dramatic

  • 7. 
    What does Polonius mean when he said, " Blood burns, how prodigal the soul lends the tongue"
    • A. 

      People speak certain ways depending on the situation

    • B. 

      When lust is involved people do not htink of what they are saying

    • C. 

      When lust is involved a person will say anything

    • D. 

      Lust is a sin

  • 8. 
    Who was Hamlet Sr. refering to in the quote, " A serpent stung me; so the whole ear of Denmark."
    • A. 

      Claudius

    • B. 

      Polonius

    • C. 

      Horatio

    • D. 

      Bernardo

  • 9. 
    What is Claudius' real purpose for having people spy on Hamlet?
    • A. 

      He is trying to exile Hamlet

    • B. 

      He is afraid of how Hamlet is acting

    • C. 

      He wants to help Hamlet

    • D. 

      He is feeling guilty

  • 10. 
    What is Hamlet's reply to the question, " What do you read, my lord?"
    • A. 

      The Murder of Gonzago

    • B. 

      The Illiad

    • C. 

      Words, words, words

    • D. 

      Words

  • 11. 
    What is Anea's tale to Dido a reference to?
    • A. 

      The Illiad

    • B. 

      Dante's Inferno

    • C. 

      Homer

    • D. 

      Priam

  • 12. 
    Who is Pyrrhus?
    • A. 

      The king of Troy

    • B. 

      A warrior

    • C. 

      A god

    • D. 

      Paris

  • 13. 
    What is Hamlet's plan to see if the king killed his father?
    • A. 

      Have him watch the play and ask him about it

    • B. 

      Watch his reactions

    • C. 

      Have him watch the play and watch his reaction?

    • D. 

      Confront him

  • 14. 
    What does Hamlet mean when he stated, " I'll catch the conscience of the king."
    • A. 

      If the king is guilty he will stop the play

    • B. 

      If the king is guilty he will confess

    • C. 

      If the king is guilty he will have a negative reaction to the play

    • D. 

      If the king is guilty he will leave the room

  • 15. 
    Who does Hamlet call Polonius for his actions he has taken with his daughter?
    • A. 

      A fishmonger

    • B. 

      Jephthah

    • C. 

      Horatio

    • D. 

      A satyr

  • 16. 
    What does Bernardo and Marcellus see that Horatio tells them does not exist?
    • A. 

      A ghost

    • B. 

      A demon

    • C. 

      A mythical creature

    • D. 

      Death

  • 17. 
    What play does Hamlet want performed?
    • A. 

      The Wanderings of Dionysus

    • B. 

      The Odyssey

    • C. 

      The Deluge

    • D. 

      The Murder of Gonzaga

  • 18. 
    Why reason does everyone think Hamlet is crazy?
    • A. 

      He knows of his father's murder

    • B. 

      He is angry of the marriage

    • C. 

      He is in love

    • D. 

      He wants to go back to school

  • 19. 
    Why are Rosencrantz and Guilenstern in Denmark?
    • A. 

      School

    • B. 

      A mission from the king

    • C. 

      Their friend Hamlet is there

    • D. 

      To spy on Hamlet

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