William Shakespeare's Hamlet Questions! Trivia Quiz

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What do you know about Shakespeare's play, Hamlet? In this quiz, you will be asked pertinent questions such as what is the name of the palace? The palace is heavily guarded, but why? Hamlet may or may not be sharing a secret with someone he trusts, but you need to figure out if it happened. See if you know every detail about William Shakespeare's Hamlet by taking the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 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