Hamlet Quizzes & Trivia

"To be or not to be, that is the question." Are you going to be the one who's going to ace these quizzes? If you're a big Shakespeare fan, this should feel like a run-through. We have Hamlet trivia just waiting for the cue. Who are the main characters of this famous tragedy by Shakespeare? Do you know who killed Hamlet's father? Did you know that Disney's "The Lion King" is loosely based on Hamlet?

Yah, I know these questions are all over the place. But remember, "Though this be madness, yet there is method in it." If you believe you know Hamlet well, come on and get out of your shell. “This above all: to thine own self be true.” Ready to take on these quizzes, are you? Are you?

Hamlet shows us the story of Prince Hamlet who learns of his mother’s betrothal to her uncle even before he gets to bury his dead father. This causes a chain of events which leaves the reader of watcher of the play glued to...

Questions: 8  |  Attempts: 4198   |  Last updated: Feb 1, 2019
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    Who does Barnardo describe as the 'rivals of his watch'?

The goal of this quiz is to help you figure out who said what quote based on what the quote is saying, how it is being said, and where in the play it appears.

Questions: 7  |  Attempts: 3375   |  Last updated: Apr 25, 2016
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    " such was the very armour he had on when he the ambitious Norway combated" act 1, scene 1

Have you ever wondered which Shakespearean Hamlet character you would be? Take this quiz and find out!

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 2976   |  Last updated: Mar 12, 2020
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    If you see a cat strangled within a tree, what do you do?

Questions: 8  |  Attempts: 1711   |  Last updated: Mar 12, 2020
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    Who do Benardo and Marcellus bring in to witness the alleged Ghost they've seen?

Questions: 19  |  Attempts: 760   |  Last updated: Mar 12, 2020
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    The ghost first appears in the play in Act One, scene three.

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Hamlet Questions & Answers

Which character said the following quote? I must be cruel only to be kind: thus bad begins and worse remains behind act 3, scene 4?
This line is said by Hamlet in Act III, scene iv. SPOILER ALERT for anyone who hasn’t read “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” by William Shakespeare. This scene is one of the most crucial in the play, as it is where Hamlet has his moment a
Why is Laertes going to France?
None of the choices above are the correct answer to the question. In the second scene of Hamlet, Laertes wishes to see King Claudius to ask his permission to return to France. Prior to King Hamlet's death and Claudius' coronation, Laertes was attendi
Who speaks the first line of the play?
Bernardo asks 'Who's there?' and Francisco answers with the same question. This is significant because of the presence of the ghost. The ghost wears armour and a helmet, but it is not until Scene 5 that he shocks the characters and the audience by ex
Who says this? I shall th effect of this good lesson keep, as watchman to my heart. But good brother, do not, as some ungracious pastors do act 1, scene 3
Ophelia says in response to her brother Laertes telling her to protect her virginity when he himself has likely been promiscuous in France.