Hamlet Quiz Questions! Trivia

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Hamlet Quiz Questions! Trivia

Have you ever read Shakespeare’s play, “Hamlet? ” This quiz might be able to clarify things. There is an antagonist and a protagonist, just like in every other story. Hamlet portrays many different themes, such as love, guilt, friendship, and death. Learn the value of this play, what happened in each act, and the importance of each act. See how much you know about Hamlet, take the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The ghost first appears in the play in Act One, scene three.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    ___ tells Hamlet "'Tis unmanly grief."
  • 3. 
    The protagonist of Hamlet is:
    • A. 

      Hamlet

    • B. 

      Claudius

    • C. 

      Rosencrantz

  • 4. 
    The antagonist of Hamlet is:
    • A. 

      Polonius

    • B. 

      Hamlet

    • C. 

      Claudius

  • 5. 
    What does Hamlet reveal when he says "The play's the thing, wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king"?
    • A. 

      His plot to elope with Ophelia

    • B. 

      His plot to expose the king's guilt

    • C. 

      His intent to be entertained

  • 6. 
    How did Claudius murder King Hamlet?
    • A. 

      By stabbing him

    • B. 

      By ordering him to be hanged

    • C. 

      By pouring poison in his ear

  • 7. 
    Ophelia dies by drowning in a river.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A group of monks return Hamlet to Denmark after his exile.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Why, according to Polonius, has Hamlet gone mad?
    • A. 

      He is in love with Ophelia

    • B. 

      He grieves too much for his father

    • C. 

      He misses college and longs to return

  • 10. 
    Who speaks the famous “To be, or not to be” soliloquy?
    • A. 

      Claudius

    • B. 

      Horatio

    • C. 

      Hamlet

  • 11. 
    Who is Hamlet's best friend?
    • A. 

      Laertes

    • B. 

      Bernardo

    • C. 

      Horatio

  • 12. 
    Why does Hamlet decide not to kill Claudius after the traveling players’ play?
    • A. 

      Claudius is praying.

    • B. 

      Gertrude is in the next room.

    • C. 

      Claudius is sleeping

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