Hamlet Quiz For AP English Literature & Composition Mary Hrinda

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Hamlet Quiz For AP English Literature & Composition Mary Hrinda

In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, the young prince comes home to mourn and bury his dead father but find out his mother has been married to his uncle Claudus leaving him feeling disgusted. What else can you remember about this great play? Take the quiz and have fun remembering!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is unconvinced that there is a ghost of Hamlet Sr. until he sees him with his own eyes?
    • A. 

      Hamlet

    • B. 

      Horatio

    • C. 

      Reynaldo

    • D. 

      Rosencrantz

  • 2. 
    Who is Jephthah?
    • A. 

      A man who sacrificed his daughter to keep his vow to God

    • B. 

      A man who killed his brother

    • C. 

      Polonius' middle name

    • D. 

      Polonius' son

  • 3. 
    Who comes to tell Hamlet that the players are coming?
    • A. 

      Guildenstern

    • B. 

      Rosencrantz

    • C. 

      Polonius

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Why do Rosencrantz and Guildenstern come to Denmark?
    • A. 

      They want to see Hamlet because they hear he has gone crazy

    • B. 

      They want to come and mourn te king's death

    • C. 

      They are hired by Claudius to spy on Hamlet

    • D. 

      They wanted to come for the queen's wedding

  • 5. 
    Who is king of Norway?
    • A. 

      Claudius

    • B. 

      Uncle Fortinbras

    • C. 

      Fortinbras Jr.

    • D. 

      Fortinbras Sr.

  • 6. 
    Who is Hamlet's love interest?
    • A. 

      Reynaldo

    • B. 

      Horatio

    • C. 

      Gertrude

    • D. 

      Ophelia

  • 7. 
    Who is Polonius?
    • A. 

      Long winded father or Gertrude

    • B. 

      Long winded father of Claudius

    • C. 

      Long winded father of Rosencrantz

    • D. 

      Long winded father of Ophelia

  • 8. 
    Why does Polonius think Hamlet is going crazy?
    • A. 

      He is love sick over Ophelia

    • B. 

      He is not allowed to go to the play with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

    • C. 

      He is angry that his mother married so soon

    • D. 

      He is angry that everyone isn't mourning his father's death

  • 9. 
    Who makes up Fortinbras Jr.'s army?
    • A. 

      Angry Denmark soldiers who left to fight

    • B. 

      The best soldiers in all of Norway

    • C. 

      Poor rebels wanting to work for food

    • D. 

      His friends from school

  • 10. 
    Who does Fortinbras Jr. want to fight?
    • A. 

      Norway

    • B. 

      Poland

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Wittenberg

  • 11. 
    Who is Laertes?
    • A. 

      Ophelia's brother

    • B. 

      Ophelia's father

    • C. 

      Ophelia's neighbor

    • D. 

      Hamlet's best friend

  • 12. 
    What does Laertes warn Ophelia about?
    • A. 

      How annoying Polonius is

    • B. 

      Gertrude wanting her to work in the castle

    • C. 

      Horatio wanting to study all the time

    • D. 

      Hamlet not loving her as much as she thinks

  • 13. 
    What does the ghost want?
    • A. 

      To haunt everyone who wronged him

    • B. 

      Revenge

    • C. 

      To see what everyone is doing on earth

    • D. 

      A sandwich

  • 14. 
    Who is the ghost?
    • A. 

      Reynaldo

    • B. 

      Horatio

    • C. 

      Hamlet Jr.

    • D. 

      Hamlet Sr.

  • 15. 
    Who are Marcellus, Barnardo, and Horatio?
    • A. 

      Hamlet's friends from Wittenberg

    • B. 

      Fortinbras' soldiers

    • C. 

      Claudius' brothers

    • D. 

      Gertrude's other sons

  • 16. 
    Why is Hamlet pretending to be crazy?
    • A. 

      He wants Polonius to shut up

    • B. 

      He is love sick over Ophelia

    • C. 

      He is angry about his mother getting married so soon after his father's death

    • D. 

      He is upset that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern showed up unannounced

  • 17. 
    What allusion is made by Hamlet in the second Act?
    • A. 

      To Macbeth

    • B. 

      To Romeo an Juliet

    • C. 

      To the fall of Troy and death of King Priam

    • D. 

      To the Odyssey

  • 18. 
    Why is Hamlet excited about the players?
    • A. 

      He loves to watch plays

    • B. 

      He wants them to act out his father's death

    • C. 

      He wants to treat them with great comfort

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 19. 
    Who is Claudius?
    • A. 

      Denmark's king.

    • B. 

      Hamlet's uncle

    • C. 

      Hamlet's step-father

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    How did Hamlet Sr. die?
    • A. 

      Poison in his ear by Claudius

    • B. 

      Drank poison from a goblet his wife gave him

    • C. 

      Claudius stabbed him

    • D. 

      Gertrude buried him alive

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