William Shakespeare's Hamlet Questions! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The play is set in a castle called
    • A. 

      Wittenburg

    • B. 

      Belfast

    • C. 

      Curagh

    • D. 

      Dunsinane

    • E. 

      Elsinore

  • 2. 
    Who sees the ghost first?
    • A. 

      Francisco

    • B. 

      Hamlet

    • C. 

      Horatio

    • D. 

      Marcellus

    • E. 

      Claudius

  • 3. 
    The palace is being guarded because
    • A. 

      The ghost has appeared

    • B. 

      Norway is about to declare war

    • C. 

      Poland is about to declare war

    • D. 

      England is about to declare war

    • E. 

      Laertes is about to declare war

  • 4. 
    Clauduis has the approval of who for his marriage?
    • A. 

      The court of Denmark

    • B. 

      The court of England

    • C. 

      The court of Sweden

    • D. 

      The court of Norway

    • E. 

      Hamlet

  • 5. 
    Who does Hamlet tell about what the ghost reveals to him?
    • A. 

      No one

    • B. 

      Barnado

    • C. 

      Horatio

    • D. 

      Marcellus

    • E. 

      Francisco

  • 6. 
    Laertes advises Ophelia to
    • A. 

      Stay away from Hamlet

    • B. 

      Find another suitor

    • C. 

      Wait for another year before marrying Hamlet

    • D. 

      Be careful about how genuine Hamlet is

    • E. 

      Not to trust any man

  • 7. 
    Polonius decides that Hamlet has gone mad because  
    • A. 

      Ophelia has a new suitor

    • B. 

      Hamlet is being sent back to university

    • C. 

      He is grief stricken over his father's death

    • D. 

      Nobody believes him about the ghost

    • E. 

      He is love sick for Ophelia

  • 8. 
    Hamlet rejects ophelia because
    • A. 

      She has a new suitor

    • B. 

      She tells Hamlet she does not love him

    • C. 

      He is suspicious of her when she gives him back his love letters

    • D. 

      He finds a new lover

    • E. 

      Horatio tells him that Ophelia is trying to trap him

  • 9. 
    In the play "The Mouse Trap" what character does Hamlet play?
    • A. 

      The King

    • B. 

      The murderer brother

    • C. 

      He does not have a part

    • D. 

      The queen

    • E. 

      The grave digger

  • 10. 
    Who accompanies Hamlet to England?
    • A. 

      Horatio

    • B. 

      Rozencrantz and Guildernstern

    • C. 

      Only Rosencrantz

    • D. 

      Polonius

    • E. 

      Gertrude

  • 11. 
    On the way to England Hamlet
    • A. 

      Kills some pirates

    • B. 

      Switches the letters

    • C. 

      Kills Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

    • D. 

      Arranges to have Claudius killed

    • E. 

      Writes a letter to Claudius telling him he knows who killed King Hamlet

  • 12. 
    What happens to Ophelia? 
    • A. 

      She goes to a nunnery

    • B. 

      She goes to a mental asylum

    • C. 

      She goes mad

    • D. 

      She fall in love with Horatio

    • E. 

      She hangs herself

  • 13. 
    What does Gertrude do when Hamlet tells her the truth about Claudius?
    • A. 

      She confronts Claudius

    • B. 

      She promises Hamlet that she will kill Claudius

    • C. 

      She kills herself

    • D. 

      She tells Claudius that Hamlet is dangerous and should be sent to England

    • E. 

      She keeps Hamlet's secret safe

  • 14. 
    At the grave side Hamlet finds the skull of
    • A. 

      His father

    • B. 

      Yorick, the court jester

    • C. 

      Alexander the Great

    • D. 

      A lawyer

    • E. 

      His childhood doctor

  • 15. 
    When Ophelia's coffin arrives in the graveyard Hamlet
    • A. 

      Throws himself on top of her coffin

    • B. 

      Fights with Claudius

    • C. 

      Tells everyone he always loved Ophelia

    • D. 

      Rejects Gertrude's love

    • E. 

      Calls a truce with Laertes

  • 16. 
    Hamlet dies from 
    • A. 

      Fortinbras' dagger

    • B. 

      Laertes poisoned sword

    • C. 

      The poisoned wine

    • D. 

      Claudius' poisoned apple

    • E. 

      Falling off the balcony at the castle

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

      She leaves Claudius

    • B. 

      She falls on the poisoned sword

    • C. 

      She drinks the poisoned wine

    • D. 

      Hamlet poisons her as revenge for marrying Claudius

    • E. 

      She goes to England

  • 18. 
    Who becomes King?
    • A. 

      Horatio

    • B. 

      Francisco

    • C. 

      Laertes

    • D. 

      Fortinbras

    • E. 

      Guildenstern

  • 19. 
    The play is set in
    • A. 

      Norway

    • B. 

      Sweden

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Scotland

    • E. 

      Denmark