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This quiz evaluates Hamlet through Act II. Choose the best possible answer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is the daughter to Polonius?

    • A.

      Ophelia

    • B.

      Helen

    • C.

      Medusa

    • D.

      Tara

    Correct Answer
    A. Ophelia
    Explanation
    Ophelia is the daughter of Polonius.

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  • 2. 

    Who is killed Hamlet Sr.?

    • A.

      Hamlet Jr.

    • B.

      Polonius

    • C.

      Claudius

    • D.

      Odysseus

    Correct Answer
    C. Claudius
    Explanation
    Claudius is the correct answer because in the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, Claudius kills Hamlet Sr. by poisoning him. Claudius is Hamlet's uncle and also his stepfather, as he marries Hamlet's mother Gertrude after his father's death. Claudius's motive for killing Hamlet Sr. is to seize the throne and marry Gertrude. This act sets the stage for the entire play, as Hamlet seeks revenge for his father's murder.

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  • 3. 

    How is Claudius related to Hamlet Jr.?

    • A.

      Claudius is Hamlet's uncle

    • B.

      Claudius is Hamlet's father

    • C.

      Claudius is Hamlet's cousin/uncle

    • D.

      Claudius is Hamlet's uncle/step-father

    Correct Answer
    D. Claudius is Hamlet's uncle/step-father
    Explanation
    Claudius is Hamlet's uncle because he is the brother of Hamlet's father, King Hamlet. Additionally, Claudius becomes Hamlet's step-father when he marries Hamlet's mother, Gertrude, after King Hamlet's death.

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  • 4. 

    What was name of the castle in Denmark?

    • A.

      Hogwarts

    • B.

      Elsinore

    • C.

      Thermopylae

    • D.

      The Grand Palace

    Correct Answer
    B. Elsinore
    Explanation
    Elsinore is the correct answer because it is the name of the castle in Denmark. Elsinore, also known as Kronborg Castle, is a famous Renaissance castle located in Helsingør, Denmark. It is renowned for being the setting of William Shakespeare's play "Hamlet" and is a popular tourist attraction in Denmark.

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  • 5. 

    Who is Hamlet Jr.'s main foe?

    • A.

      Claudius

    • B.

      Polonius

    • C.

      Hamlet Sr.

    • D.

      Rosencrantz

    Correct Answer
    A. Claudius
    Explanation
    Hamlet Jr.'s main foe is Claudius. Claudius is Hamlet Jr.'s uncle and the current king of Denmark. He is responsible for the murder of Hamlet Jr.'s father, Hamlet Sr., and for marrying Hamlet Jr.'s mother, Gertrude. Throughout the play, Hamlet Jr. seeks revenge against Claudius for his father's death, making Claudius his main enemy and the central focus of the play.

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  • 6. 

    What country is planning to attack Denmark?

    • A.

      Turkey

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      Norway

    • D.

      India

    Correct Answer
    C. Norway
    Explanation
    Based on the information provided, Norway is the country that is planning to attack Denmark. The question assumes that there is a country planning an attack on Denmark, and out of the given options, Norway is the most likely choice.

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  • 7. 

    What were the names of the spies from Norway?

    • A.

      Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

    • B.

      Claudius and Guildenstern

    • C.

      Claudius and Polonius

    • D.

      Polonius and Guildenstern

    Correct Answer
    A. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. These names are characters from Shakespeare's play "Hamlet." They are childhood friends of the main character, Hamlet, who are enlisted by the king to spy on him.

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  • 8. 

    How did Hamlet know the two spies from Norway?

    • A.

      They were childhood friends

    • B.

      They lived in the same apartments

    • C.

      They were cousins

    • D.

      They were athletic opponents

    Correct Answer
    A. They were childhood friends
    Explanation
    Hamlet knew the two spies from Norway because they were childhood friends. This suggests that Hamlet had a personal connection and familiarity with them, which could have influenced his interactions and decisions regarding them.

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  • 9. 

    What Greek story do Hamlet and the players allude to when speaking to Polonius?

    • A.

      The story of Oddyseus

    • B.

      The story of Icaros and Daedalus

    • C.

      The story of Persephone and the underworld

    • D.

      The story of Pyrrhus and Priam

    Correct Answer
    D. The story of Pyrrhus and Priam
    Explanation
    Hamlet and the players allude to the story of Pyrrhus and Priam when speaking to Polonius. This story is referenced in Act II, Scene II of the play, where Hamlet asks the players to perform a speech about the death of Priam, the king of Troy, at the hands of Pyrrhus, the son of Achilles. Hamlet uses this story as an analogy to express his own feelings of revenge and the importance of taking action. The story of Pyrrhus and Priam serves as a parallel to the events and themes in Hamlet, highlighting the themes of revenge, betrayal, and the consequences of one's actions.

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  • 10. 

    As what does Hamlet refer to Polonius?

    • A.

      A scrooge

    • B.

      A judge

    • C.

      A king

    • D.

      A homosexual

    Correct Answer
    B. A judge
    Explanation
    Hamlet refers to Polonius as a judge. This implies that Hamlet sees Polonius as someone who is constantly observing and passing judgment on others, perhaps due to his position as a trusted advisor to the king. This characterization aligns with Polonius' tendency to be nosy and meddlesome throughout the play.

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  • 11. 

    Why is Hamlet mad at himself on page 80?

    • A.

      He wanted to be with Ophelia

    • B.

      He wanted to be king

    • C.

      He wanted to get revenge on Cladius

    • D.

      He was very sick

    Correct Answer
    C. He wanted to get revenge on Cladius
    Explanation
    Hamlet is mad at himself on page 80 because he realizes that his desire for revenge on Claudius has consumed him and has caused him to delay taking action. He is frustrated with his own indecisiveness and inability to act, which he sees as a weakness. He feels that he should have already avenged his father's death and is angry at himself for not being able to do so.

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  • 12. 

    What is a player?

    • A.

      An athlete

    • B.

      An individual who is smooth with females

    • C.

      An actor

    • D.

      Someone who hunts game

    Correct Answer
    C. An actor
    Explanation
    A player is typically referred to as an actor in the context of the entertainment industry. Actors are individuals who perform in plays, movies, or television shows, portraying different characters. They use their skills to bring these characters to life and entertain audiences. Therefore, the correct answer for the given question is "an actor".

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  • 13. 

    Who does Hamlet Jr. see as a ghost?

    • A.

      His mother

    • B.

      His brother

    • C.

      His sister

    • D.

      His father

    Correct Answer
    D. His father
    Explanation
    Hamlet Jr. sees his father as a ghost. This is a significant event in Shakespeare's play "Hamlet" where the ghost of Hamlet's deceased father appears to him, revealing the truth about his murder and urging him to seek revenge. The ghost plays a crucial role in the plot, setting off a chain of events that lead to the tragic outcome of the play.

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  • 14. 

    What is the name of the king of Norway?

    • A.

      Hector

    • B.

      Rosencrantz

    • C.

      Fortinbras

    • D.

      Guildenstern

    Correct Answer
    C. Fortinbras
    Explanation
    Fortinbras is the name of the king of Norway.

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  • 15. 

    Who are the first people to see the ghost?

    • A.

      Marcellus and Bernardo

    • B.

      Polonius and Hamlet

    • C.

      Claudius and Hamlet

    • D.

      Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

    Correct Answer
    A. Marcellus and Bernardo
    Explanation
    Marcellus and Bernardo are the first people to see the ghost. This is evident in Act 1, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's play "Hamlet." The two guards are standing watch on the battlements of Elsinore castle when they witness the appearance of the ghost of King Hamlet. They call for Horatio, who also sees the ghost. This event sets off the chain of events in the play, as the ghost reveals important information to Hamlet about his father's murder and sets him on a path of revenge.

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  • 16. 

    Who is Reynaldo?

    • A.

      A soldier

    • B.

      A servant to Polonius

    • C.

      A servant to Fortinbras

    • D.

      A servant to Hamlet

    Correct Answer
    B. A servant to Polonius
    Explanation
    Reynaldo is a servant to Polonius. This can be inferred from the information provided in the question.

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  • 17. 

    Who is Laertes?

    • A.

      The son of Hamlet

    • B.

      The son of Fortinbras

    • C.

      The sister of Ophelia

    • D.

      The son of Polonius

    Correct Answer
    D. The son of Polonius
    Explanation
    Laertes is the son of Polonius. In Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," Laertes is a young nobleman and the brother of Ophelia. He plays a significant role in the plot as he seeks revenge for his father's death, ultimately leading to a duel with Hamlet.

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  • 18. 

    Who is Hamlet's mother?

    • A.

      Gertrude

    • B.

      Ophelia

    • C.

      Helen

    • D.

      Medusa

    Correct Answer
    A. Gertrude
    Explanation
    Hamlet's mother is Gertrude. In Shakespeare's play "Hamlet," Gertrude is the queen of Denmark and the mother of Hamlet. She is married to King Claudius, who is Hamlet's uncle. Gertrude plays a significant role in the play as she is caught in a love triangle between Hamlet and Claudius, which leads to tragic consequences.

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  • 19. 

    What kind of relationship does Horatio have with Hamlet?

    • A.

      They were enemies

    • B.

      They didn't know each other

    • C.

      They were married to the same women

    • D.

      They were good friends

    Correct Answer
    D. They were good friends
    Explanation
    Horatio and Hamlet had a good friendship. This is evident throughout the play, as Horatio is Hamlet's confidant and trusted advisor. Horatio is the one who informs Hamlet about his father's ghost, and he remains loyal to Hamlet until the end, even offering to drink the poisoned wine to join him in death. Their friendship is characterized by trust, support, and mutual understanding.

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  • 20. 

    True or False: Hamlet is next in line to be the king of Norway?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Hamlet is not next in line to be the king of Norway. In the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, the protagonist Hamlet is the Prince of Denmark, not Norway. The question is asking about the succession to the Norwegian throne, which is unrelated to Hamlet's position in Denmark. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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