"The Tragedy Of Hamlet"

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"The Tragedy Of Hamlet"

The quiz is intended to prove that you have read "Hamlet" within the time that you were asked to do so. This quiz is timed, be aware that you only have 10 mins to answer anywhere between 10 & 15 questions. Good luck! Zandra


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where does Hamlet take place?
    • A. 

      Denmark

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Norway

    • D. 

      Scotland

  • 2. 
    The play is set in a castle called:
    • A. 

      Wittenburg

    • B. 

      Belfast

    • C. 

      Dunsinane

    • D. 

      Elsinore

  • 3. 
    Of whom's ghost did Hamlet see?
    • A. 

      Ophelia

    • B. 

      His uncle

    • C. 

      His father

    • D. 

      Fortinbras

  • 4. 
    What reason does Polonius give to say that Hamlet has gone mad?
    • A. 

      He grieves too much for his father

    • B. 

      He despises Claudius for marrying Gertrude

    • C. 

      He is in love with Ophelia

    • D. 

      He is jealous of Laertes and longs to return to school

  • 5. 
    The castle is being guarded because:
    • A. 

      The ghost has scared everyone at court

    • B. 

      The palace is expecting England to invade them

    • C. 

      Poland is about to declare war

    • D. 

      Norway is about to declare war

  • 6. 
    Who said the following: "To be or not to be, that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them."
    • A. 

      Polonius

    • B. 

      Hamlet

    • C. 

      Ophelia

    • D. 

      Claudius

  • 7. 
    Where does Hamlet tell Ophelia to go?
    • A. 

      To live with her brother

    • B. 

      To church

    • C. 

      To a nunnery

    • D. 

      Anywhere as long as she is out of his sight

  • 8. 
    What country does Fortinbras come from?
    • A. 

      Sweden

    • B. 

      Denmark

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      Norway

  • 9. 
    Hamlet assumes Claudius is hiding behind the curtain in Gertrude's chambers
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Why doesn't Hamlet murder Claudius when he has the opportunity to do so?
    • A. 

      He is startled when Rosencratz comes up behind him

    • B. 

      He doesn't want Claudius to die "confessed", thus, repented & forgiven

    • C. 

      Ophelia suddenly enters the chamber after a few moments of hesitation

    • D. 

      He can't bring himself to kill another human being

  • 11. 
    Who does Hamlet kill in Gertrude's chamber?
    • A. 

      Laertes

    • B. 

      Rosencratz

    • C. 

      Polonius

    • D. 

      Claudius

  • 12. 
    To whom does Hamlet speak his last words?
    • A. 

      Horatio

    • B. 

      Ophelia

    • C. 

      Laertes

    • D. 

      Gertrude

  • 13. 
    Hamlet instructs the players to do what?
    • A. 

      Ask Claudius to come on stage during the second act

    • B. 

      Let him play the lead role

    • C. 

      Purposely forget lines

    • D. 

      Add lines he has written to the script

  • 14. 
    To what country does Claudius intend to send Hamlet?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      Italy

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 15. 
    How is Hamlet acquainted with Rosencratz and Guildenstern?
    • A. 

      They attended classes with him in Wittenberg

    • B. 

      They were childhood friends

    • C. 

      They served his father's stables

    • D. 

      They were all in the same regiment of the army

  • 16. 
    Why does Hamlet insist on accompanying the guards?
    • A. 

      To spy on Claudius

    • B. 

      To see is the apparition re-appears

    • C. 

      To see that the palace is truly secure

    • D. 

      To show them he is the leader

  • 17. 
    Hamlet is the first person to verify the identity of the ghost
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Whose skull does Hamlet discover in the churchyard?
    • A. 

      The former court jester's

    • B. 

      Horatio's

    • C. 

      Ophelia's

    • D. 

      His father's

  • 19. 
    Who utters the lines: “The drink! Oh, my dear Hamlet! The drink, the drink…! I am poisoned!" (Act V, scene 2)
    • A. 

      Claudius

    • B. 

      Ophelia

    • C. 

      Gertrude

  • 20. 
    A Soliloquy is...
    • A. 

      A comparison without using 'like' or 'as'

    • B. 

      A comparison using 'like' or 'as'

    • C. 

      When a character speaks their thoughts aloud

    • D. 

      The main character of the play

  • 21. 
    What character was killed by Hamlet by accident?
    • A. 

      Polonius

    • B. 

      Ophelia

    • C. 

      Yorick

  • 22. 
    What was the name of the play within the play?
    • A. 

      The Mousetrap

    • B. 

      The Murder of Gonzago

    • C. 

      The Murder of a King

  • 23. 
    How many characters die during the course of the play?       [Blank]
  • 24. 
    In which of the following years was "Hamlet" most likely written?
    • A. 

      1570

    • B. 

      1581

    • C. 

      1601

    • D. 

      1610

  • 25. 
    Which of the following characters survive the play?
    • A. 

      Fortinbras, Horatio, and Osric

    • B. 

      Prince Hamlet, Polonius, and Gertrude

    • C. 

      Claudius, Rosencratz, and Guildenstern

    • D. 

      Ophelia, Laertes, and King Hamlet

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