Shakespeare's Hamlet Play! Trivia Questions Quiz

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      He is the main character, who plans to ignore his duty to avenge his father and wait for his time to access the throne

    • B. 

      He is the main character, whose plan is to poison the King

    • C. 

      He is the protagonist, and his plan is to act mad

    • D. 

      He is the protagonist, whose plan is to get someone else to kill him

    • E. 

      Hamlet is the name of the play, not a shakespearean character

  • 2. 
    What is the purpose of the gravediggers?
    • A. 

      They are there symbolically

    • B. 

      They are only there to make the scene look more interesting

    • C. 

      They want to show Hamlet the skull he may recognize

    • D. 

      They are there for comic relief

    • E. 

      They are there because they serve importance to the plot

  • 3. 
    Whose skull did Hamlet recognize in the graveyard?
    • A. 

      King Hamlet's

    • B. 

      Yorik's

    • C. 

      Ophelia's

    • D. 

      Polonius'

    • E. 

      He does not know whose skull it is

  • 4. 
    How does Hamlet die?
    • A. 

      Laertes slashes him with his poisoned sword in Hamlet's back

    • B. 

      He kills himself with his own sword

    • C. 

      Laertes poisons him with his sword, straight into Hamlet's heart

    • D. 

      He poisons himself because he finally avenges his father and does not care for life anymore

    • E. 

      Hamlet was poisoned from the cup that King Claudius laid out for him

  • 5. 
    In order to combat the troops that Fortinbraus is sending to Denmark, King Claudius decides to_______.
    • A. 

      He knows Fortinbraus is mad that his brother killed his father, whereas he did not, therefore he does not have to worry about it

    • B. 

      Wait for their arrival, and have his troops ready for whatever may come

    • C. 

      Send Polonius to Norway in order to spy on what they may have planned next in order to be prepared

    • D. 

      Send Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to the King of Norway with a letter that asks him to stop his nephew from attacking

    • E. 

      Send Cornelius and Voltimand to the King of Norway with a letter that asks him to stop his nephew from attacking

  • 6. 
    Who tried to commit suicide after Hamlet died?
    • A. 

      Queen Gertrude

    • B. 

      Horatio

    • C. 

      Laertes

    • D. 

      Ophelia

    • E. 

      Osric

  • 7. 
    Why didn't Hamlet kill King Claudius during the King's Confessional?
    • A. 

      He thought that when the King was slain, he would go to heaven because he confessed his sins

    • B. 

      He was worried that the King would go to pergatory and get one of his messengers to avenge his death

    • C. 

      He thought that the King would notice him and his plan would be ruined

    • D. 

      He was not sure if he wanted to kill him because it would have been more of a luxury for him to be dead rather than alive

    • E. 

      He just wanted to listen to the confession the King was trying to conjure up for sheer amusement

  • 8. 
    What is the theme of this play?
    • A. 

      Romance

    • B. 

      Comedy

    • C. 

      Revenge

    • D. 

      Tragedy

    • E. 

      Both C or D

  • 9. 
    Did Queen Gertrude help with the murder of her husband?
    • A. 

      No, she had nothing to do with her husbands murder.

    • B. 

      Yes, but she was merely an accessory(she helped Claudius plan it but did not do the crime)

    • C. 

      Yes, she helped pour the poison into the cup for Claudius to murder Hamlet

    • D. 

      No, she knew what Claudius had planned, but never believed that he was serious. She thought he was in a jealous state of mind

    • E. 

      Both A and D

  • 10. 
    How old is Hamlet?
    • A. 

      25

    • B. 

      21

    • C. 

      43

    • D. 

      30

    • E. 

      39

  • 11. 
    The play is the thing wherein I'll ____?
    • A. 

      Watch the players acting

    • B. 

      Observe Claudius in the wing

    • C. 

      Catch the conscience of the King

    • D. 

      Grasp the truth inside the King

    • E. 

      Release the lies condemned to the King

  • 12. 
    Who is Hamlet's foil(complete opposite)?
    • A. 

      Fortinbraus

    • B. 

      Osric

    • C. 

      Polonius

    • D. 

      Laertes

    • E. 

      Rosencrantz