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  • 1. 

    Which country is Hamlet the Prince of?

    • A.

      Sweden

    • B.

      Norway

    • C.

      Denmark

    • D.

      Holland

    Correct Answer
    C. Denmark
    Explanation
    Hamlet is the Prince of Denmark because the famous play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare is set in Denmark. The story revolves around Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, seeking revenge for his father's murder. The play is known for its exploration of themes like revenge, madness, and moral corruption, and has become one of Shakespeare's most iconic works.

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  • 2. 

    Who do the guards think will be able to help them speak to the ghost of the King (because he is a scholar)?

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      Horatio

    • C.

      Laertes

    • D.

      Marcellus

    Correct Answer
    B. Horatio
    Explanation
    The guards believe that Horatio will be able to help them speak to the ghost of the King because he is a scholar.

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  • 3. 

    Who is the father of Laertes and Ophelia?

    • A.

      Claudius

    • B.

      King Hamlet

    • C.

      Polonius

    • D.

      Horatio

    Correct Answer
    C. Polonius
    Explanation
    Polonius is the father of Laertes and Ophelia in Shakespeare's play, Hamlet. He is a trusted advisor to King Claudius and plays a significant role in the events of the play. Polonius is portrayed as a wise and cautious character, but his actions often lead to disastrous consequences. He is protective of his children, particularly Ophelia, and his overbearing nature ultimately contributes to her tragic fate.

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  • 4. 

    Where does Laertes say he wishes to return?

    • A.

      England

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Norway

    • D.

      Scotland

    Correct Answer
    B. France
    Explanation
    Laertes says he wishes to return to France.

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  • 5. 

    How did Claudius murder Hamlet Senior?

    • A.

      Gunshot

    • B.

      Poison in his ear

    • C.

      Strangulation

    • D.

      Suffocation

    Correct Answer
    B. Poison in his ear
    Explanation
    Claudius murdered Hamlet Senior by poisoning him through his ear. This method of assassination is known as pouring poison into someone's ear. Claudius poured poison into Hamlet Senior's ear while he was sleeping, causing his death. This act sets the stage for the events of Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, as the protagonist seeks revenge for his father's murder.

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  • 6. 

    Polonius is making arrangements to send his servent________ to spy on his son Laerates in Paris.

    Correct Answer
    Reynaldo
    Explanation
    Polonius is planning to send his servant, Reynaldo, to spy on his son, Laertes, in Paris. This suggests that Polonius is suspicious of his son's behavior and wants to keep an eye on him. By sending Reynaldo, Polonius hopes to gather information about Laertes' activities and behavior while he is away. This demonstrates Polonius' protective and controlling nature as a father.

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  • 7. 

    Ophelia rushes into the room to tell her father that__________ has come to see her while she was sewing. She is terrified.

    Correct Answer
    Hamlet
    Explanation
    Ophelia rushes into the room to tell her father that Hamlet has come to see her while she was sewing. She is terrified. This suggests that Ophelia's encounter with Hamlet has caused her fear or distress. Hamlet's presence may have been unexpected or his behavior towards Ophelia may have been alarming. The context of the situation and Ophelia's reaction indicate that Hamlet's visit has had a significant impact on her emotions.

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  • 8. 

    Claudius sends Hamlets classmates __________ and____________ from college in Wittenburg to find out what's wrong with Hamlet.

    Correct Answer
    Rosencrantz, Guildenstern
    Explanation
    Claudius sends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Hamlet's classmates from college in Wittenburg, to find out what is wrong with Hamlet. These characters are chosen by Claudius because they are familiar to Hamlet and he hopes that they can gather information about his behavior and state of mind. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are used as spies by Claudius to try to uncover the truth about Hamlet's apparent madness and to potentially manipulate him for Claudius's own purposes.

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  • 9. 

    Polonius sees the king and queen. He shows them a_________ that Hamlet sent to Ophelia. He thinks this explains the reason he has been so crazy.

    Correct Answer
    letter
    Explanation
    Polonius presents a letter to the king and queen that was sent by Hamlet to Ophelia. He believes that this letter provides an explanation for Hamlet's erratic behavior, suggesting that its contents have contributed to his madness.

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  • 10. 

    The king reccieves news that the king of Norway has directed his attack toward__________

    Correct Answer
    Poland
    Explanation
    The given correct answer suggests that the king of Norway has directed his attack towards Poland. This implies that the king has received news about the aggression of the king of Norway towards Poland. The sentence implies a potential conflict or war between Norway and Poland, with the king being informed about the situation.

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  • 11. 

    Polonius is convinced Hamlet's babbling is a result of his________

    • A.

      Insanity caused by love for Ophelia

    • B.

      Insanity caused by the death of his father

    • C.

      Insanity caused by his anger at his mother

    • D.

      Insanity cause by bad water

    Correct Answer
    A. Insanity caused by love for Ophelia
    Explanation
    Polonius believes that Hamlet's babbling is a result of his insanity caused by his love for Ophelia. This suggests that Polonius thinks Hamlet's love for Ophelia has driven him to madness, causing him to behave in a nonsensical and irrational manner. Polonius may believe that Hamlet's love for Ophelia is so intense and overwhelming that it has affected his mental state and caused him to lose his sanity.

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  • 12. 

    Hamlet makes Rosencrantz and Guildenstern admit that they are_______ of the king.

    • A.

      Friends

    • B.

      Servants

    • C.

      Enemies

    • D.

      Countrymen

    Correct Answer
    B. Servants
    Explanation
    In Hamlet, the protagonist confronts Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and forces them to confess that they are servants of the king. This implies that they are loyal to the king and are acting on his behalf. The term "servants" suggests a subordinate position and highlights their obedience and allegiance to the king.

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  • 13. 

    The play performed by the company of actors will be

    • A.

      Romeo and Juliet

    • B.

      Julius Caesar

    • C.

      The Murder of Gonzago

    • D.

      A Chorus Line

    Correct Answer
    C. The Murder of Gonzago
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Murder of Gonzago" because it is one of the plays performed by the company of actors. The other options, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, and A Chorus Line, are not mentioned as being performed by the company.

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  • 14. 

    Who will write an addition to the end of this play?

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      Claudius

    • C.

      Horatio

    • D.

      Ophelia

    Correct Answer
    A. Hamlet
    Explanation
    Hamlet will write an addition to the end of the play because he is the main character and protagonist of the play. As a prince and a scholar, Hamlet is known for his intelligence and literary skills. Throughout the play, Hamlet is shown to be contemplative and introspective, often expressing his thoughts and emotions through soliloquies and letters. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that Hamlet would take it upon himself to write an addition to the end of the play, perhaps to provide closure or to convey a deeper message.

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  • 15. 

    Hamlet believes that if Claudius_______ or ________ than he is guilty of his fathers murder.

    • A.

      Sneezes or coughs

    • B.

      Moves or twitches

    • C.

      Gets angry and yells

    • D.

      Eats Cheetos and Cheerios

    Correct Answer
    B. Moves or twitches
    Explanation
    Hamlet believes that if Claudius moves or twitches, it is a sign of guilt for his father's murder. Hamlet is suspicious of Claudius and is looking for any indication that he may be responsible for his father's death. Therefore, if Claudius exhibits any nervous or involuntary movements, it confirms Hamlet's belief that he is hiding something and is guilty of the crime.

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  • 16. 

    What does Hamlet hope to gain?

    • A.

      Conscious of the king

    • B.

      Evidence to prove Claudius is guilty

    • C.

      Ophelia's attention

    • D.

      Both the conscious of the king and evidence

    Correct Answer
    D. Both the conscious of the king and evidence
    Explanation
    Hamlet hopes to gain both the conscious of the king and evidence. This means that he wants to make the king, Claudius, aware of his guilt and wrongdoing, while also gathering evidence to prove Claudius's guilt. Hamlet seeks justice for his father's murder and wants to expose the truth to everyone. By gaining the conscious of the king and evidence, Hamlet aims to bring about the downfall of Claudius and restore justice to the kingdom.

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