Shakepeare's Hamlet

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Hamlet Quizzes & Trivia

A short quiz to determine your understanding of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Do NOT use the book or internet for help. You may use your notes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    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 Wittenberg.

  • 2. 
    Whose skull does Hamlet find in the churchyard?
    • A. 

      Court Jester's.

    • B. 

      Reynaldo's.

    • C. 

      Ophelia's.

    • D. 

      His father's.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following characters are alive at the end of the play?
    • A. 

      Prince Hamlet, Polonius, and Gertrude.

    • B. 

      Fortinbras, Horatio, and Osric.

    • C. 

      Claudius, Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern.

    • D. 

      Ophelia, Laertes, and King Hamlet.

  • 4. 
    Why does Hamlet decide not to kill Claudius after the traveling players' play?
    • A. 

      Claudius pleads for mercy.

    • B. 

      Gertrude is in the next room.

    • C. 

      Claudius pleads for mercy.

    • D. 

      Claudius is praying.

  • 5. 
    Which of Claudius and Laertes' traps for Hamlet succeeds in killing him?
    • A. 

      The poisoned cup.

    • B. 

      The sharpened sword.

    • C. 

      The poisoned sword.

    • D. 

      The poisoned dagger.