Hamlet Whole Play

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Hamlet Quizzes & Trivia

This is a short answer quiz on plot details from the whole play.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Elsinore is being guarded because
    • A. 

      The ghost has scared everyone in the court

    • B. 

      The palace is expecting England to invade them

    • C. 

      Poland is about to declare war

    • D. 

      Laertes is about to storm the palace

    • E. 

      Norway is about to declare war

  • 2. 
     Hamlet compares Claudius to King Hamlet as
    • A. 

      Goliath to David

    • B. 

      A donkey to a stallion

    • C. 

      A satyr to Hyperion

    • D. 

      A monster to a sun god

    • E. 

      A snake to an eagle

  • 3. 
    Who hears what the ghosts reveals?
    • A. 

      Horatio and Hamlet

    • B. 

      Marcellus, Horatio and Hamlet

    • C. 

      Marcellus and Hamlet

    • D. 

      Hamlet

    • E. 

      Hamlet, Barnardo, Horatio, and Marcellus

  • 4. 
    Polonius tells Ophelia to stop seeing Hamlet because
    • A. 

      He knows Hamlet does not love her

    • B. 

      He has someone else for her to marry

    • C. 

      He realises she is out of Hamlet's league

    • D. 

      He has seen Hamlet with someone else in the court

  • 5. 
    Something is rotten in the state of Denmark is said by whom?
    • A. 

      Hamlet

    • B. 

      Horatio

    • C. 

      Barnardo

    • D. 

      Marcellus

    • E. 

      Guildenstern

  • 6. 
    Polonuis sends Reynaldo to Paris to
    • A. 

      Give Laertes some new clothes

    • B. 

      Give Laertes some advice

    • C. 

      Spy on Laertes

    • D. 

      Find Laertes a house

    • E. 

      Tell Laertes friends to spread rumours about him

  • 7. 
    Polonius has decided that Hamlet's "mad" behaviour is because 
    • A. 

      He has so recently lost his father

    • B. 

      He has been told he can not go back to the university

    • C. 

      He is lovesick for Ophelia

    • D. 

      He has no friends he can trust

    • E. 

      He hates his mother

  • 8. 
    What does King Hamlet tell Hamlet to do regarding his mother.
    • A. 

      Tell her that Claudius killed the king

    • B. 

      Kill Gertrude

    • C. 

      Persuade Gertrude to reject Claudius

    • D. 

      Leave his mother for heaven to judge

  • 9. 
    What is the name of the play that Hamlet gets the players to perform, showing the killing of a king?
    • A. 

      Cat and Mouse

    • B. 

      The Rat Trap

    • C. 

      Catch the Guilty One

    • D. 

      The Mouse Trap

    • E. 

      Guilty or Not?

  • 10. 
    When Ophelia tries to give Hamlet back his love notes he
    • A. 

      Is very sad

    • B. 

      Is happy

    • C. 

      Tells her he never gave her anything in the first place

    • D. 

      Hits her to the ground

  • 11. 
    In rejecting Ophelia Hamlet tells her to
    • A. 

      Go back to her father

    • B. 

      Go to school

    • C. 

      Go and marry someone else

    • D. 

      Go to France to be with her brother Laertes

    • E. 

      Go to a nunnery

  • 12. 
    Claudius can not pray in the church for killing King Kamlet because
    • A. 

      He believes he did not sin

    • B. 

      He knows his sin is too great

    • C. 

      He knows he will sin again and kill someone else

    • D. 

      He is not prepared to give up what he gained

  • 13. 
    Why does the ghost appear when Hamlet goes to his mother and tells her about Claudius killing his father?
    • A. 

      Because he misses Gertrude

    • B. 

      To remind Hamlet of his promise to him in avenging his murder

    • C. 

      To warn Hamlet that Claudius is going to kill him

    • D. 

      To warn Hamlet that Rosecrantz and Guildenstern are going to kill Hamlet

  • 14. 
    How does Ophelia die?
    • A. 

      Hamlet kills her

    • B. 

      She drowns in the river

    • C. 

      She kiils herself in her room

    • D. 

      Claudius kills her

    • E. 

      Gertrude sends her to France to be killed

  • 15. 
    Laertes agrees to do what with Claudius regarding Hamlet?
    • A. 

      Kill him when he is asleep

    • B. 

      Kill him with poison at dinner

    • C. 

      Poison him during the fencing match

    • D. 

      Have Rosencrantz and Guildenstern kill him in England

  • 16. 
    What happens to Gertrude?
    • A. 

      Claudius kills her with a dagger when she tries to reveal his secret

    • B. 

      Hamlet kills her as revenge for marrying Claudius

    • C. 

      Laertes accidentally stabs her with the poisoned sword

    • D. 

      She drinks the poisoned wine by mistake

    • E. 

      Fortinbras kills her when he arrives at the palace

  • 17. 
    What happens to Horatio at the end of the play?
    • A. 

      He drinks the poisoned wine and dies

    • B. 

      Laertes kills him because he was Hamlet's ally

    • C. 

      He is made king

    • D. 

      He lives to tell Hamlet's story

    • E. 

      Claudius poisons him

  • 18. 
    Who becomes King at the end of the play?
    • A. 

      The prince of Poland

    • B. 

      The prince of England

    • C. 

      Horatio

    • D. 

      The prince of France

    • E. 

      The prince of Norway