Hamlet Act 1 Quiz

Horatio Hamlet’s best friend who is a student and attends Wittenberg
Bernardo, Marcellus, Fransisco guards of Denmark who are all afraid because they keep seeing the ghost
“Therefore our sometime sister, now our queen” Claudius acknowledging that he married his dead brother’s wife
Polonius Aide to King Claudius
“Cast the nighted color off, and let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark.” Gertrude speaking to Hamlet telling him to stop looking at her like he hates her.
Laertes son of Polonius who wishes to return to France for college
“Frailty thy name is woman!” Hamlet, talking about his mother Gertrude
“I pray you all, if you have hitherto conceal’d this sight, let it be tenable in your silence still.” Hamlet speaking to Horatio and the guards about seeing the Ghost
Fortinbras Prince of Norway, looking to avenge the death of his father and reclaim land from Denmark.
“The serpent that did sting thy father’s life now wears his crown” “the ‘snake’ that killed me is Claudius” Ghost
“Upon my secure hour thy uncle stole, with juice of cursed hebona in a vial, and in the porches of my ears did pour the leprous distillment” The Ghost to Hamlet, “Claudius killed me by pouring poison in my ears”
Gertrude The Queen of Denmark, mother of Hamlet and wife of Claudius
Ophelia Polonius’ daughter who is in love with Hamlet even though his royal position would prevent their marriage.
“This above all: To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man” Prior to leaving for France, the most important advice Laertes receives from Polonius.
Claudius King of Denmark, Uncle to Hamlet, brother of the former king
Hamlet Prince of Denmark, recently returned from school in Wittenberg
The Ghost Appears to Hamlet and tells how the former king died.

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