Hamlet – Act 1: Quiz

Why do the guards ask Horatio to come and see the ghost?a.) they do not know what to dob.) they know he is a scholar and will know what to say to the ghostc.) they are afraid of the ghostd.) they do not know Hamlet b.) they know he is a scholar and will know what to say to the ghost
Why is young Fortinbras preparing to wage war against Denmark?a.) he wants to kill Claudiusb.) he is unhappy with his father’s rulec.) he wants to reclaim lands lost to King Claudiusd.) he wants to reclaim lands lost to King Hamlet d.) he wants to reclaim lands lost to King Hamlet
When Gertrude says “Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted color off,/ And let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark” she means:a.) stop behaving badly towards everyone in Denmarkb.) stop wearing black and be happy that I am happyc.) behave like a prince and take control of the kingdomd.) stop wearing black and be nice to Claudius d.) stop wearing black and be nice to Claudius
When Hamlet says, “Oh that this too too sullied flesh would melt,/ Thaw and resolve itself into a dew,” he expresses his feeling that:a.) he wants the world to leave him aloneb.) he is tired of everythingc.) he just wants to disappear and stop livingd.) he wishes he were back at school c.) he just wants to disappear and stop living
Hamlet says “How weary…/Seem to me all the uses of this world!/…’tis an unweeded garden/ That grows to seed.” These words are an example of:a.) Simileb.) Metaphorc.) Personificationd.) Parallelism b.) Metaphor
Hamlet complains that his mother remarried within a month of his father’s death. He blames her, saying:a.) “Must I remember?”b.) “O, most wicked speed,”c.) “Frailty, thy name is woman”d.) “Heaven and Earth” c.) “Frailty, thy name is woman”
What reasons does Laertes give Ophelia that she should not trust Hamlet’s love?a.) Hamlet is a prince and is not free to love whom he choosesb.) Hamlet’s love is not permanentc.) Hamlet does not love herd.) A and B, not C d.) A and B, not C
Which of the following is not a piece of advice Polonius give Laertes?a.) Listen to each man’s opinion, but believe your ownb.) Don’t borrow or lend moneyc.) Wear the finest clothes, rich and gaudyd.) Be true to yourself c.) wear the finest clothes, rich and gaudy
What advice does Polonius give to Ophelia?a.) Be polite to Hamletb.) Never speak or spend time alone with Hamlet againc.) Remember that Hamlet will be king one day.d.) Tell her father everything that happens with Hamlet b.) Never speak or spend time alone with Hamlet again
While he determines how to avenge his father’s murder, Hamlet plans to divert suspicion from himself by:a.) pretending to be happy with his mother’s marriageb.) pretending to love Opheliac.) pretending to agree with everything Polonius saysd.) pretending to be crazy d.) pretending to be crazy
When Hamlet says, “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,/ Than are dreamt of in your philosophy,” he means:a.) Horatio is unaware of King Hamlet’s murderb.) Horatio must help Hamlet kill Claudiusc.) Horatio must protect Opheliad.) Horatio will reveal the secret a.) Horatio is unaware of King Hamlet’s murder
“a little more than kin and less than kind” Hamlet
“something is rotten in the state of Denmark” Marcellus
“give every man thine ear, but few thy voice” Polonius
“My lord, he hath importuned me with love/In honorable fashion” Ophelia

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