Hamlet 2016

Hamlet talks to his father’s ghost and promises to get _______________. revenge
The ghost disappears at dawn or when the “cock _________” crows
The ghost reveals that he was killed by poison. . . poured in his ear while he slept.
How are King Hamlet and Claudius related? brothers
Who murdered King Hamlet? Claudius
When Polonius orders Ophelia not to see Hamlet, she __________ obeys
The ghost says he is forced to burn in _______________until he can ascend to Heaven. Purgatory
Who says this quote? “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” Marcellus, the guard
Polonius tells Ophelia not to believe in Hamlet’s ____________ love
What country is the play set in ? Denmark
What type of play is Hamlet? tragedy
Ironically, Claudius is Hamlet’s uncle and _________________ step-father
The ghost was first seen by ______________ 2 army officers
Fortinbras is the prince of ______________ Norway
What is the purpose of Hamlet’s soliloquies? The reader understands what is in Hamlet’s mind.
The theme of the play is ___________ revenge
The ghost is introduced as a means of revealing the ____________________ to Hamlet truth or murder
Reynaldo goes to France to _____________ on Laertes. spy
The character Polonius is clever, powerful , or foolish? foolish
The ghost is meek hateful or dignified? dignified
What are the ghost’s instructions to Hamlet? get revenge on Claudius/ leave your mother to heaven’s judgement.
What is the supernatural element in the play? the ghost
Hamlet feigns ___________ after meeting with the ghost. madness
T/ F Polonius thinks Hamlet is insane. True
T/ F Hamlet fears that the ghost may be sent by the devil. True
T/ F Fortinbras is an aggressive young man. True
T/ F The queen is fond of Ophelia. True
_____________is Hamlet’s one true friend. Horatio
_____________says, “Though this is madness, yet there is a method in it.” Polonius
Ophelia is actually in love with ______________ Hamlet
The Murder of Gonzago portrays the murder of a ____________. king
The play that convinces Hamlet & Horatio that the kind is guilty is called. . . The Mousetrap
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are called puppets, why? They do whatever the king and queen wish.
T/ F Polonius is unjustly killed. False–He was spying and paid the ultimate price.
T/ F Laertes returned to Denmark to revenge Polonius’ murder. True
T/ F Like Hamlet, Ophelia only pretends to be mad. False
T/F Claudius is to blame for Polonius’ death. False/ Hamlet murdered him.
T/ F Claudius uses Laertes as a tool to kill Hamlet. True
T/F The queen is courageous and not easily influenced. False–she’s easily led by Claudius.
T/F Claudius never admits his guilt to the audience. False–He admits it when he tries to pray. Says his soul is black, etc.
T/F Gertrude is astonished to see the ghost. False–She never sees it.
T/F Laertes believes that Hamlet murdered his father. True
T/ F Both Laertes and Fortinbras seem more decisive and resolute than Hamlet. True/ they both make decisions and act more quickly than Hamlet does.
Why doesn’t Hamlet kill Claudius while he is praying? Hamlet thinks Claudius’ soul will go to heaven.
Whose fault is Polonius death? His own fault primarily.
What is the cause of Ophelia’s death? madness/ drowning
Laertes plots the duel because of grief ambition or jealousy? grief (over his father’s death)
How many months does the play cover? 2, 5 or 9? five months
Hamlet sees a ghost a second time when he is with ________________ Gertrude.
Claudius suggests a ______________match between Hamlet and Laertes. fencing/ sword
Claudius sends Hamlet to England to have him ___________ killed
T/ F The queen knows the wine is poisoned when she drinks it. False
T/F Fortinbras conquers some land in Germany. False
Who says this quote? “Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” Horatio (when Hamlet is dying)
T/ F Hamlet and his mother forgive each other before they die. True
Why does Hamlet apologize to Laertes before the sword fight? Hamlet knows what it is to lose a father/ feel badly.
Why must Horatio remain alive at the end of the play? To tell everyone what has happened.
Hamlet fails in his mission to kill Claudius because he lacks power determination or help? determination
The queen died because she . . . drinks poison
Hamlet’s true character is best understood by ____________ Horatio
T/F Hamlet is sure that Fortinbras will win the election as the next king. True
why do the guards think Horatio can speak to the ghost? he speaks Latin
Name all 8 of the people dead by the end of the play 1. Hamlet 2. Gertrude 3. Claudius 4. Polonius 5. Laertes 6. Ophelia 7. Rosencrantz 8. Guildenstern
how does Ophelia die Drowns significance- she allows herself to be taken away by the current of the river, just like how she has lived-manipulated by Laertes and Polonius
how Polonius dies Hamlet stabs him while spyingsignificance- he thinks spying is always the answer but it leads to his demise.
Hamlet forges a letter to England telling England to kill ______?? Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
“A little more than kin and less than kind” (act 1) Hamlet to himself
“O, that this too too solid flesh would melt” (act 1) Hamlet to himself
“Frailty, thy name is woman” (act 1) Hamlet to Gertrude
“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” (act 1) Marcellus to Horatio
“The serpent that did sting thy father now wears his crown” (act 1) Ghost to Hamlet
“There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamed of in your philosophy” (act 1) Hamlet to Horatio
“and thus do we, by indirection find directions out” (act 2) Polonius to Reynaldo
“Through this madness, yet there’s method in it” (act 2) Polonius to himself
“What a piece of work is man, how noble in reason how infinite in difficulty” (act 2) Hamlet to Rosencrantz
“O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I” (act 2) Hamlet to himself
“To be or not to be” Hamlet to himself
“The lady doth protest too much methinks” Queen to Hamlet
“Alas poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio” Hamlet to a skull
“There’s a divinity that shapes our end..rough hew them how we will” Hamlet to Horatio
“The readiness is all” Hamlet to Horatio
“If thou didst ever hold me in my heart Absent thee from felicity awhile And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain… Report me and my cause aright to the unsatisfied” Hamlet to Horatio
“Now cracks a noble heart” Horatio to himself
What is an example of upsetting the “Great Chain of Being” Claudius killing his brother
The guards give 4 reasons that ghosts return 1. good deed2. warning for the country3. buried treasure4. tell of their death
What is the name of the castle Elsinore
What three things does the Ghost ask of Hamlet? 1. avenge his death2. leave Gertrude to heaven3. take care of yourself
4 plotting scenarios 1. Reynaldo spies on Laertes 2. Ros and Guild spy on Hamlet3. King and Polonius spy on Hamlet and Ophelia4. Hamlet makes the play sound like his father’s death
What instrument does Hamlet want Guildenstern to play recorder
What crisis point does the play reach quickly? When Hamlet doesn’t kill Claudius in the chapel
What is the dramatic reverse in act 3 Hamlet killing Polonius
What 2 things does Hamlet ask of his mother 1.don’t sleep with Claudius2. don’t tell anyone that Hamlet isn’t crazy
After seeing Fortinbras’s army, what does Hamlet promise to himself? to take more action
How does Hamlet come back into Denmark by a pirate ship
2 reasons the king can’t prosecute Hamlet 1. Queen loves him2. people love him
What two ways were devised to kill Hamlet 1. poison the tip of Laertes’s sword2. poison the wine
What is the most obvious example of of comic relief in the play? gravedigger scene
What three devises are use frequently by the grave diggers for humorous effect? puns, riddles, melapropisms
The “comic relief” scene with the grave diggers offers two important ideas. What were they? 1. viewpoint of commoners2. gets the audience ready for death
Who is Yorick A court jester who Hamlet knew, played with, and loved
Why won’t the Priest carry out the funeral? Ophelia might have committed suicide
Who is the court emissary who comes to tel Hamlet of the wagerer? Osric
what if Hamlet doesn’t fence? he will be put on trial
Who drinks the poison wine first? Gertrude
What does Gertrude say with her last breath? the wine is poisoned
How does Hamlet kill Claudius stabs him and makes him drink the wine
Hamlet has two dying wishes. What are they? 1. Horatio must stay alive to tell the truth2. Fortinbras should be the new king
How does the play end Fortinbras’s army invades and carries Hamlet’s body out like a king
Who has the last words in the play Fortinbras (Presumably the new ruler of Denmark)

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