Hamlet 1

At the beginning of Act I Scene I, what is Horatio’s attitude regarding the existence of the ghost? He is skeptical
In Act I Scene I, why are the soldiers on guard? Defend Denmark against young Fortinbras
In Act I Scene I, who is asked to speak to and question the ghost? Horation
Who do the soldiers and Horatio resolve to speak with regarding the sighting of the ghost? Hamlet
What reason does Horatio give for the ghost’s departure at the end of the scene? The cock crew, and it’s morning
In Act I Scene II, what is Laertes request before the king? to return to France
Does Gertrude want Hamlet to return to Wittenberg? No
Is the appearance of the ghost regarded as a good thing? No
Do the soldiers claim to see the face of the ghost? Yes
Horatio claims that he is at Elsinore for what purpose? The funeral of King Hamlet
In Act I Scene III, according to Laertes, when can Ophelia trust that Hamlet loves her? If Hamlet claims to love her once he is king.
Does Laertes leave room for the possibility that Hamlet may presently love Ophelia? Yes
What is Polonius’ advice to Ophelia regarding Hamlet? Do not trust his vows.
In Act I Scene IV, other than Horatio, which other character is on watch for the ghost? Marcellus
Near the end of Act I Scene IV, Marcellus says, “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” He comes to this conclusion based on… the appearance of the ghost
When Hamlet leaves after the ghost, what do his companions decide to do? follow him
What are some reasons that Horatio uses to convince Hamlet following the ghost is a bad idea? It may take another horrible formIt may drive you madIt may tempt you to the cliff
In Act I Scene IV, what is King Claudius doing in this scene? throwing a party
What does Hamlet mean when he says, “Unhand me, gentleman. By heaven, I’ll make a ghost of him that lets me!” I will kill you if you don’t let me go.
In Act II Scene I, what is Reynaldo NOT instructed to do? contact Laertes himself; he is allowed to make up stories about Laertes, accuse Laertes of evil, and find Laertes friends.
Who does Polonius send to France? Reynaldo
Who does Polonius resolve to speak with regarding Hamlet’s actions? Claudius
How does Polonius explain Hamlet’s actions? He’s in love with Ophelia
In Act II Scene II, how does Hamlet modify the play that is to be played before the King? He plans to add 12 to 16 lines to the play
Who said, “The play’s the thing/Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King” Hamlet
In Act II Scene II, Hamlet called Polonius by three disparaging terms. They were… a fishmongerwrinkled old manJephthah
Why are Rosencrantz and Guildenstern invited to Elsinore? to find out what is wrong with Hamlet
Who invited Rosencrantz and Guidlenstern to Elsinore? King Claudius and Queen Gertrude
What does Polonius show to Gertrude and Claudius as proof of Hamlet’s affection for Ophelia? (Remember the movie had Ophelia show this) a letter
In Act IV, Fortinbras is moving his forces against Poland for what? a worthless piece of land
Who said, “Do it England/For like the hectic in my blood he rages,/And thou must cure me” Claudius
Who announces Ophelia’s death? Gertrude
Why didn’t Claudius take immediate action against Hamlet? The public and Gertrude love Hamlet too much
Who said, “The body is with the king, but the king is not with the body/The king is a thing…” Hamlet
Who said, “To cut his throat i’ th’ church” Laertes
Claudius and Laertes plan to poison these… the tip of Laertes’ rapier and a drink
What do Claudius and Laertes set up as a means of disguising the murder of Hamlet? a fencing match
How does Ophelia die? drowns
In Act IV Scene III, when Hamlet is asked where the body of Polonius is, he responds… at supper
In Act IV Scene IV, Claudius asks Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to take Hamlet to… England

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