Hamlet Act IV & V

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Hamlet Quiz Act IV & V


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who said, "Bear Hamlet like a soldier to the stage"

    • A.

      Fortinbras

    • B.

      Horatio

    • C.

      Gertrude

    • D.

      Claudius

    Correct Answer
    A. Fortinbras
    Explanation
    Fortinbras is the correct answer because he is the character who says the line "Bear Hamlet like a soldier to the stage" in Shakespeare's play Hamlet. This line is spoken by Fortinbras in Act 5, Scene 2, as he arrives to find the tragic aftermath of the events in the play and orders for Hamlet to be given a proper soldier's funeral. Fortinbras' words signify his respect for Hamlet's bravery and his desire to honor him in death.

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  • 2. 

    Who said, "Good Gertrude, set some watch over your son./This grave shall have a living monument"

    Correct Answer
    King, Claudius
    Explanation
    In this quote, King Claudius is speaking to Gertrude, his wife and Hamlet's mother. He is instructing her to keep a close eye on their son, Hamlet, and ensure that he does not cause any trouble or act out against him. The phrase "this grave shall have a living monument" implies that Claudius plans to take action against Hamlet if he continues to be a threat or challenge his authority.

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  • 3. 

    Who said, "why may not that be the skull of a lawyer? Where be his quiddities now, his quillets, his cases, his tenures, and his tricks?"

    • A.

      Gravedigger

    • B.

      Horatio

    • C.

      Hamlet

    • D.

      Clown

    Correct Answer
    C. Hamlet
    Explanation
    In this quote, the speaker is questioning the identity of a skull, suggesting that it could belong to a lawyer. The mention of "quiddities," "quillets," "cases," "tenures," and "tricks" refers to the legal jargon and tricks that lawyers use. The fact that the speaker is pondering the fate of these attributes implies a sense of cynicism towards lawyers and the legal profession. This quote is from Shakespeare's play "Hamlet," and the character who says it is indeed Hamlet himself.

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  • 4. 

    Who said, "They find us touched, we will our kingdom give,/Our crown, our life, and all that we call ours,/to you in satisfaction"

    • A.

      Polonius

    • B.

      King

    • C.

      Laertes

    • D.

      Ophelia

    Correct Answer
    B. King
    Explanation
    The correct answer is King. In this quote, the speaker is offering to give their kingdom, crown, life, and everything they possess as a form of satisfaction. This level of power and authority is typically associated with a king rather than Polonius, Laertes, or Ophelia.

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  • 5. 

    "That drop of blood that's clam proclaims me bastard"

    Correct Answer
    Laertes
    Explanation
    In this quote from Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Laertes is referring to a drop of blood that proves he is illegitimate or a bastard. This statement suggests that Laertes is feeling a sense of shame or inferiority due to his birth status, as he believes that the blood itself is proclaiming his illegitimacy. This line provides insight into Laertes' character and his internal struggles with identity and societal expectations.

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  • 6. 

    "Like to a murd'ring piece, in many places/gives me superfluous death."

    Correct Answer
    King, Claudius
    Explanation
    The given answer "King, Claudius" is the correct answer because the quote is attributed to King Claudius in the play. The quote suggests that the speaker, King Claudius, feels like a murderous weapon that causes death in multiple places, implying his guilt and remorse for his actions.

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  • 7. 

    "O, from this time forth,/My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!"

    Correct Answer
    Hamlet
    Explanation
    The given quote is from the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare. The speaker of these lines is Hamlet himself. In this soliloquy, Hamlet expresses his determination to seek revenge for his father's murder. He declares that his thoughts will be filled with thoughts of violence and bloodshed, or they will be worthless. This quote showcases Hamlet's internal struggle and his resolution to take action.

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  • 8. 

    "A thought which, quartered, hath but one part wisdom/And ever three parts coward--I do not know"

    Correct Answer
    Hamlet
    Explanation
    The given quote is from the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare. It reflects Hamlet's contemplation on the nature of thoughts and their connection to wisdom and cowardice. He suggests that a thought, when dissected or analyzed, only contains one part wisdom, while the remaining three parts are cowardice. This quote showcases Hamlet's complex and introspective character, as he struggles with his own thoughts and emotions throughout the play.

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  • 9. 

    "It is the poisoned cup; it is too late"

    Correct Answer
    Claudius
    Explanation
    In Act 4, Scene 7 of the play, Claudius recognizes the lethal nature of the poisoned cup, expressing the realization that it is now too late to undo the consequences of his actions. The acknowledgment underscores the irreversible nature of the events, indicating a moment of regret and understanding the gravity of the situation. Claudius' admission adds a layer of tragic inevitability to the unfolding events in the narrative.

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  • 10. 

    "I am justly killed with mine own treachery"

    Correct Answer
    Laertes
  • 11. 

    "I am more an antique Roman than a Dane./Here's yet some liquor left."

    Correct Answer
    Horatio
  • 12. 

    "But I do prophesy th' election lights/On Fortinbras"

    Correct Answer
    Hamlet
    Explanation
    The given quote is from the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare. In this quote, Hamlet is expressing his prediction that Fortinbras will become the new ruler or king. The quote suggests that Hamlet believes Fortinbras will be successful in his bid for power and will be elected as the leader. This quote showcases Hamlet's ability to perceive and foresee events, adding depth to his character and highlighting his astute nature.

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  • 13. 

    "Let four captains/Bear Hamlet like a soldier to the stage"

    Correct Answer
    Fortinbras
    Explanation
    Fortinbras suggests that four captains should bring Hamlet to the stage like a soldier. This implies that Fortinbras wants Hamlet to be treated with honor and respect, similar to a soldier being honored in a military ceremony. This statement reflects Fortinbras' admiration for Hamlet and his desire to give him a proper farewell or tribute. It also highlights Fortinbras' leadership and authority, as he is giving orders to his captains.

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  • 14. 

    "Go, bid the soldiers shoot."

    Correct Answer
    Fortinbras
    Explanation
    Fortinbras is the correct answer because the quote "Go, bid the soldiers shoot" is attributed to him. This quote suggests that Fortinbras is giving orders to the soldiers to shoot, indicating his authority and leadership.

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  • 15. 

    "Not a whit, we defy augury.  There is special providence in the fall of a sparrow.  If it be now, 'tis not to come"

    Correct Answer
    Hamlet
    Explanation
    The given quote is from the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare. The quote suggests that the speaker, Hamlet, does not believe in or fear the predictions of fate or fortune. He believes that there is a divine plan or providence in every event, even the fall of a small bird like a sparrow. The phrase "If it be now, 'tis not to come" implies that whatever is meant to happen will happen in its own time and cannot be influenced or predicted. The answer is "Hamlet" because the quote is attributed to the character of Hamlet in the play.

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  • 16. 

    "He should those bearers put to sudden death,/Not shriving-time allowed"

    Correct Answer
    Hamlet
    Explanation
    The given quote is from the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare. It suggests that the character of Hamlet believes that the bearers should be put to sudden death without allowing them any time for confession or absolution. This reflects Hamlet's desire for swift and brutal justice, indicating his anger and frustration towards those he believes are responsible for his father's death.

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