Hamlet Quiz Act 2 : Test Questions! Trivia

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What do you know about Act 2 from Hamlet? This quiz will tell the tale. The characters Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are childhood friends of Hamlet. They were summoned by King Claudius to distract the Prince from his fragile mental state, and they were asked to find out the cause of it. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern were names of Danish noble families in the 16th century. Check out the quiz and see if you are an expert on all things Hamlet.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is the first to report that hamlet is going crazy?

    • A.

      Ophelia

    • B.

      Claudius

    • C.

      Fortinbras

    Correct Answer
    A. Ophelia
    Explanation
    Ophelia is the first to report that Hamlet is going crazy. In the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, Ophelia is Hamlet's love interest and she becomes increasingly concerned about his erratic behavior. She informs her father, Polonius, about Hamlet's strange actions and he concludes that Hamlet's love for Ophelia has driven him mad. Ophelia's report of Hamlet's madness is significant as it sets off a chain of events that contribute to the overall tragedy of the play.

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  • 2. 

    What are Rosencrantz and Guildenstern supposed to be doing?

    • A.

      Spying on Hamlet

    • B.

      Building a castle

    • C.

      Protecting the king

    Correct Answer
    A. Spying on Hamlet
    Explanation
    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are supposed to be spying on Hamlet. This means that their task is to closely observe and gather information about Hamlet's actions and behavior, likely on behalf of the king or someone in a position of power. By spying on Hamlet, they aim to uncover any potential threats or hidden motives that could be of concern to the king or the kingdom.

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  • 3. 

    What is the theme of Hamlet wanting to get back at his uncle?

    • A.

      Trust

    • B.

      Forgiveness

    • C.

      Revenge

    Correct Answer
    C. Revenge
    Explanation
    The theme of Hamlet wanting to get back at his uncle is revenge. Throughout the play, Hamlet seeks vengeance for his father's murder by his uncle, Claudius. He is consumed by the desire to avenge his father's death, leading to a series of tragic events. Hamlet's actions and decisions are driven by his need for retribution, highlighting the theme of revenge in the play.

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  • 4. 

    Who "stopped" the invasion of Denmark?

    • A.

      Claudius

    • B.

      The Ambassadors

    • C.

      Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

    Correct Answer
    B. The Ambassadors
    Explanation
    The Ambassadors stopped the invasion of Denmark.

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  • 5. 

    What does Hamlet think Claudius did?

    • A.

      Kill his mother

    • B.

      Kill his father

    • C.

      Kill his brother

    Correct Answer
    B. Kill his father
    Explanation
    Hamlet believes that Claudius, his uncle, killed his father. This is a central plot point in the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare. Hamlet's suspicion arises from the ghost of his father, who appears to him and reveals that he was murdered by Claudius. Throughout the play, Hamlet seeks to confirm this information and seeks revenge for his father's death. The belief that Claudius killed his father drives much of Hamlet's actions and decisions throughout the play.

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  • 6. 

    Who is Ophelia to Hamlet?

    • A.

      His sister

    • B.

      His wife

    • C.

      His girlfriend

    Correct Answer
    C. His girlfriend
    Explanation
    Ophelia is Hamlet's girlfriend. In Shakespeare's play "Hamlet," Ophelia is depicted as a young woman who is romantically involved with Hamlet. Their relationship becomes complicated and ultimately tragic as Hamlet's behavior becomes increasingly erratic. Ophelia's role in the play is significant, as her relationship with Hamlet contributes to the overall themes of love, madness, and tragedy.

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  • 7. 

    Who is Polonius?

    • A.

      Hamlet's Assistant

    • B.

      Claudius's Advisor

    • C.

      Hamlet's best friend

    Correct Answer
    B. Claudius's Advisor
    Explanation
    Polonius is not Hamlet's assistant or best friend, but rather Claudius's advisor. In Shakespeare's play "Hamlet," Polonius is a wise and cunning counselor to the king, Claudius. He is known for his long-winded speeches and his tendency to meddle in the affairs of others. Polonius plays a significant role in the plot, often providing advice and guidance to the other characters, although his actions ultimately lead to his own demise.

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  • 8. 

    What is Hamlet putting on a play of?

    • A.

      The lion king

    • B.

      A play of his wedding to Ophelia

    • C.

      A play of his fathers death

    Correct Answer
    C. A play of his fathers death
    Explanation
    Hamlet is putting on a play of his father's death. In the play, he reenacts the murder of his father by his uncle Claudius, who has married Hamlet's mother and taken the throne. This play within a play, called "The Mousetrap," serves as a trap to catch Claudius's guilty conscience. Hamlet hopes that by watching the play, Claudius will react in a way that confirms his guilt, providing Hamlet with the evidence he needs to avenge his father's death.

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  • 9. 

    Fortinbras is trying to invade what country?

    • A.

      Denmark

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      Belgium

    Correct Answer
    A. Denmark
    Explanation
    Fortinbras is trying to invade Denmark. This can be inferred from the context that Fortinbras is a character in William Shakespeare's play "Hamlet," and the play is set in Denmark. Additionally, historical references suggest that Denmark was a target for invasion in the past. Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that Fortinbras is attempting to invade Denmark.

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  • 10. 

    Who is Hamlet's father to Claudius?

    • A.

      His father

    • B.

      His brother

    • C.

      His son

    Correct Answer
    B. His brother
    Explanation
    Hamlet's father is the previous king of Denmark. Therefore, the correct answer is "his brother" because Claudius is Hamlet's uncle and he becomes the new king after marrying Hamlet's mother, Gertrude, following the death of Hamlet's father.

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