Hamlet: Hamlet: practice test Flashcards


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Hamlet
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tragedy, denmark, fathers, hamlet (legendary character), kings & rulers, murder victims' families, princes, revenge
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1

Whom does Polonius send to France to spy on Laertes

Reynaldo

2

Where does the ghost appear during the play

The castle ramparts and Gertrude's bedchamber

3

How did Claudius murder King Hamlet

By pouring poison into his ear

4

Where is the university at which Horatio and Hamlet studied

Wittenberg

5

Whose skull does Hamlet discover in the churchyard

The former court jester's

6

Which of the following characters cannot see the ghost: Marcellus, Hamlet, Gertrude or Horatio

Gertrude

7

Who escorts Hamlet on the voyage to England

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

8

Where do Hamlet and Laertes fight during Ophelia's funeral

Inside the grave itself

9

True or False: Fortinbras, Horatio and Osric all survive the play

True

10

What does Hamlet claim to be able to tell the difference between when the wind is from the south

A hawk and a handsaw

11

In whose history of Denmark did Shakespeare find background material for his play

Saxo Grammaticus

12

How does Ophelia die

She drowns in the river

13

Whose story does Hamlet ask the players to tell upon their arrival to Elsinore

Priam and Hecuba's

14

Why, according to Polonius, has Hamlet gone mad

He is in love with Ophelia

15

Who is the last character to die in the play

Hamlet

16

How many characters die during the course of the play

Eight

17

Who speaks the famous "To be, or not to be" soliloquy

Hamlet

18

In what country do Rosencrantz and Guildenstern die

England

19

Why does Hamlet decide not to kill Claudius after the traveling players' play

Claudius is praying

20

Who killed Fortinbras's father

Hamlet's father

21

Which character speaks the first line of the play

Bernardo

22

In which of the following years was Hamlet most likely written: 1570, 1601, 1581 or 1610

1601

23

Which of Claudius and Laertes' traps for Hamlet succeeds in killing him

The poisoned sword

24

Which character speaks from beneath the stage toward the end of Act I

The ghost

25

Who returns Hamlet to Denmark after his exile

A group of pirates