Hamlet Quiz Act II

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This is a mulitple choice quiz and also has an essay question. 10 questions. Good luck!


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 Shakespeare's play "Hamlet," Ophelia, who is in love with Hamlet, notices his erratic behavior and strange actions, leading her to believe that he has lost his sanity. She reports these observations to her father, Polonius, who then informs Claudius, the king. Ophelia's report is significant as it contributes to the growing concern and suspicion surrounding Hamlet's mental state throughout 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 or objective is to observe and gather information about Hamlet's actions, behavior, and thoughts. They are likely assigned this role by someone who wants to keep a close eye on Hamlet and potentially manipulate or control him. By spying on Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern can provide valuable insight and intelligence to the person who sent them on this mission.

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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 is driven by a desire for vengeance against his uncle, Claudius, for killing his father and marrying his mother. This desire for revenge consumes Hamlet and leads to a series of tragic events. The play explores the consequences of seeking revenge and the moral complexities surrounding it. Hamlet's quest for revenge ultimately leads to his own downfall and the downfall of those around him.

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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. This implies that they played a crucial role in preventing the invasion from taking place. Without their intervention, Denmark would have been invaded. The other options, Claudius and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, do not suggest that they had any involvement in stopping the invasion. Therefore, the correct answer is The Ambassadors.

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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 killed his father. This is a pivotal plot point in Shakespeare's play "Hamlet." The protagonist, Hamlet, suspects foul play in his father's death and becomes consumed with seeking revenge against Claudius, his uncle and new stepfather. Throughout the play, Hamlet gathers evidence and devises a plan to expose Claudius as the murderer. The belief that Claudius killed his father drives Hamlet's actions and fuels the central conflict of 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 the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, Ophelia is depicted as Hamlet's love interest. Their relationship is complicated and eventually leads to tragedy. Hamlet's feelings towards Ophelia fluctuate throughout the play, but it is clear that they have a romantic connection.

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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 Claudius's advisor. In Shakespeare's play "Hamlet," Polonius is a character who serves as the chief counselor to King Claudius. He is a trusted advisor to the king and is often seen giving advice and guidance to Claudius. Polonius is not Hamlet's assistant or best friend, but rather plays a significant role in the political affairs of the kingdom as an advisor to the king.

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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. This is known as "The Mousetrap" and it serves as a way for Hamlet to confirm the guilt of his uncle, Claudius, in his father's murder. By reenacting the events of his father's death, Hamlet hopes to provoke a reaction from Claudius that will expose his guilt. This play within the play is a pivotal moment in the story, as it sets the stage for Hamlet's revenge and the unraveling of the truth.

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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 provided in the question. Fortinbras is a character in Shakespeare's play "Hamlet" and he is the Prince of Norway. In the play, Fortinbras is shown as planning an invasion of Denmark in order to avenge his father's death. Therefore, the correct answer is 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 brother of Claudius. This means that Claudius is Hamlet's uncle.

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  • 11. 

    Why is Hamlet pretending to be crazy?

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