Hamlet Quiz: Act V

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Hamlet is a tragedy which was written by William Shakespeare. It's one of the longest play and most prominent work of literature. The story reflects the revenge taken by Prince Hamlet on his uncle Claudius. Claudius is the person who murdered Hamlet's father and married his mother Gertrude. This quiz has been created for students to test their knowledge about Act V characters and events of Hamlet. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How did Ophelia die?
    • A. 

      Broken heart

    • B. 

      Suffocated

    • C. 

      Stabbed

    • D. 

      Drowned

  • 2. 
    Who was Yorick?
    • A. 

      A grave-digger

    • B. 

      A notorious thief

    • C. 

      A jester for Hamlet Sr.

    • D. 

      A relative of Hamlet

  • 3. 
    Who suffers the first wound from the poisoned sword?
    • A. 

      Hamlet

    • B. 

      Laertes

    • C. 

      Claudius

    • D. 

      Gertrude

  • 4. 
    Who dies by drinking from the poisonous cup in the final scene?
    • A. 

      Claudius

    • B. 

      Laertes

    • C. 

      Gertrude

    • D. 

      Hamlet

  • 5. 
    Who does Hamlet establish as the new King of Denmark before he dies at the end of the play
    • A. 

      Rosencratz

    • B. 

      Laertes

    • C. 

      Horatio

    • D. 

      Fortinbras

  • 6. 
     What is Polonius's official title?
    • A. 

      King of Norway

    • B. 

      Earl of Oxford

    • C. 

      Lord Chamberlain

    • D. 

       Duke of Gloucester

  • 7. 
    Who speaks the first line of the play?
    • A. 

      Marcellus

    • B. 

      Francisco

    • C. 

      Bernardo

    • D. 

      Horatio

  • 8. 
    How many living characters in "Hamlet" are listed by name in the Dramatis Personae?
    • A. 

      17

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      15

  • 9. 
    In the play-within-the-play, The pseudo-king speaks the line "Full thirty times hath Phoebus' cart gone round" what he referring to by "Phoebus' cart"?
    • A. 

      Phoebus is the name of a Player who owns a cart.

    • B. 

      The Cart belonging to The Merchant of Venice

    • C. 

      The Chariot of the Sun

    • D. 

      Phoebus is a figure in Norse Mythology: The "Cart" refers to his army.

  • 10. 
    What type of poison did Claudius pour in Hamlet's father's ear?
    • A. 

      Rat Poison

    • B. 

      Acid

    • C. 

      Sleeping Powder

    • D. 

      Hebenon