hamlet test

her death was suspect (suicide) ophelia does not get the full funeral rites because:
to provide comic relief what is the purpose of the two gravediggers in the first scene of act 5?
30 how old is hamlet? (hint: the gravedigger reveals this.)
a court jester yorick was:
Hamlet At the graveside, _____ demands: “What is he whose grief/ bears such an emphasis? Whose phrase of sorrow/ conjures the wand’ring stars, and makes them stand/like wonder-wounded hearers? It is I.., the Dane!”
Claudius At Ophelia’s graveside, after everyone has left _____ assures Laertes, “The grave shall have a living monument.”
he switched the king’s order What rash deed did Hamlet commit on the ship to England:
the state seal What object did he have of his father’s that made Hamlet’s deception possible?
a flamboyant courtier osric is:
a waterfly hamlet contemptuously refers to Osric as a:
Horatio; Hamlet says he has a bad feeling about the fight Identify the speaker: _____ “If your mind dislike any thing, obey it; I will forstall their repair hither, and say you are not fit.” What is this person responding to?
Hamlet Identify the speaker:_____ “we defy augury; there’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, ’tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all.”
the reason for the death gertrude’s last words in the play refer to;
Laertes Identify the dying speaker: _____ “Why as a woodcock to mine own springe, Osric; I’m justly killed with mine own treachery”
Laertes who directly blames the king for Hamlet’s death before he/she dies and asks Hamlet to pardon him/her?
(a) Hamlet wounds him with sword (b) Hamlet forces Claudius to drink the cup what two acts directly lead to the death of the king?
Horatio/ Hamlet -______ threatens to commit suicide by drinking poison. Who stops this person?
Horatio he/she has been chosen to tell Hamlet’s story after his death
Horatio Identify the speaker: _____ “good night, sweet prince,/ And flights of angels send thee to thy rest.”
the rest is silence What are Hamlet’s last words?
rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead the english ambassador arrives at the court to announce that the king’s orders have been carries out and that:
fortinbras identify the speaker: Let four captains/beat hamlet, like a solider, to the stage/ for he was likely, had he been put on,/ to have prov’d most royally:
“who’s there” – barnardo the first line of the play is:
true true or false: In the first scene of the plat, Bernardo, and Marcellus trust horatio’s skill and judgment in dealing with and speaking to the ghost they have seen.
exposition the introducing characters and background situations woven into the dialogue in Act 1, which provides information for the audience that will help them understand what is going on in the play is called
false true or false: Fortinbras, king of norway, had defeated King Hamlet in battle, and had taken some of his land
torments what does the verb “to harrow” mean? ( hint: think of the illustration in your text in the notes)
red at night, sailor’s delight, red in the morning, salior’s warning/ horatio is using the red sky on the morning as a bad omen to warn the people that something terrible is going to happen Horatio says at the end of scene one: “but look, morn in russet mantle clad/ walks o;er the dew of yon high eastwad hill.” this relates to an “old saying”; what is the normally practical Horatio saying here?
elsinore the name of the king’s castle in denmark where the play is set?
old norway who “impotent and bedridden” is not ruling Norway?
false true or false: laertes begs King Claudius to let him stay home, but the King angril send him off to France
Polonius claudius’s chief advisor at the court ( position of Chancellor)
hamlet ; pun identify the speaker: “a little more than kin and less than kind.” what literary device is being used in this line?
false true or false: claudius and gertrude marries one month after her husband’s death
true true or false: claudius proclaims hamlet his “son: and “heir” to the throne in front of the court
identify speaker: “‘seems,’ madam? Nay it is. I know not “seems'” hamlet
laertes/ ophelia in act one, ____ first warns _____ not to give in to hamlet’s advances, but to guard the “chaste treasure” in his/her possession (this person is later warned by a second person.)
ophelia to laertes who says to whom? “do not, as some ungracious pastors do,/ show me the steep and thorny way to heaven,/ whiles, like a puffed and reckless libertine,/ himself the primrose path of dalliance treads/ and recks not his own rede
false true or false: polonius encourages his daughter to go and talk with hamlet about their relationship
horatio hamlet is overjoyed when he encounters his friend ___, who has been studying at wittenberg and had come to denmark for hamlet’s father’s funeral
true true or false: hamlet goes to speak with the ghost alone, in spite of his friends’ fears that the ghost is a demon that will harm him
false true or false: hamlet’s father’s ghost tells hamlet that he now rests in peace in heaven, but hamlet still must avenge his death
false true or false: the ghost insists that hamlet take vengeance on both the king and queen by killing them
polonius says to laertes who says what to whom: “neither a borrower, nor a lender be; / for loan oft loses both itself and friend,/ and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry./ this above all: to thine own self be true,/ and it must follow, as the night the day,/ thou can’st not then be false to any man.”
WHO UTTERS THIS FAMOUS LINE: “something is rotten in the state of denmark”
revenge what specific kinf of tragedy is the play?
what famous roman playwright developed this particular kind of tragedy?
a norwegian captain hamlet meets and talks with what person on a plain in denmark
hamlet identify the speaker: “I do not know/ why yet I live to saythis thing’s to do;’/ sith I have cause and will and strength and means/ to do’t./ … O! from this time forth,/ my thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!
a girl goes to a man’s door and believe’s he is her one true love. she sleeps with him and after he says he won’t marry her because she slept with him. if she had not sleep with him be would have married her. hamlet doesn’t want to marry ophelia. it could be because they slept together ophelia, in her madness, sings a song about st. valentine’s day and two lovers. what happens in this song? what does this suggest about her present anguish?
claudius does not trust the danish. laertres as king why does claudius have swiss guards rather than danish? whom are the common people proclaiming king of denmark in act IV?
horatio and claudius besides gertrude, to which two people does hamlet send letters?
hamlet/ pirates who says: “they have dealt with me like thieves of mercy, but they knew what they did: I am to do a [goof] turn for them?” and who are they?
claudius to laertes who asks to whom: ” what would you undertake to show yourself in deed your father’s son more than in words?”
laertes who vows : “to cut [hamlet’s] throat i’ the church”
he is saying to laertes that the reason he doesn’t kill hamlet is because hamlet is his mother’s whole world. if he kills him he will lose his wife and claudius cannot live without gertrude claudius says: “the queeen, his mother lives almost by his looks, and for myself … she is so conjunctive to my life and soul that as the star moves not but in his sphere, i could not by her.” he is explaining his reasons FOR WHAT TO WHOM?
a fencing bout with fencing foils (rapiers) laertes and claudius plan what to do to get rid of Hamlet?
the sword and drink what two objects will be poisoned?
willow tree what was ophelia hanging garlands on when she fell into the water?
she is drowned by the sorrow of her father’s death and how hamlet no longer loves her opehlia is “drowned” literally and figuratively. How figuratively?
gertrude because she is trying to make her death look like an accident instead of a suicide ophelia is a picturesque (romantic) death. who describes her demise in detail at the end of Act IV? why do you think this person tells the story this way?
hell- the afterlife during the “to be or not to be” soliloquy, hamlet talks about, “the undiscovered country from whose bourn/ no traveller returns..” this is a metaphor for what?
nunnery/ a place where nuns live/ brothel where does hamlet repeatedly tell ophelia to go during their meeting in Act II, scene 1? Get thee to a _____” what is the literal meaning of this word? what is this word a slang term for?
claudius/ his melancholy sit on a brood IDENTIFY BOTH THE SPEAKER AND THE IMPLIED METAPHOR ” love? his affections do not that way tend; nor what he spake, though it lacked form a little, was not like madness. there’s something in his sould o’re which his melancholy sits on brood, and i do doubt the hatch and the disclose will be come danger”
england` claudius proposes sending hamlet where?
hamlet to horatio WHO TO WHOM: “give me that man/ that is not passion’s slave, and I will wear him in my heart’s core…,”
when he realizes it is about his brother’s death in the scene the actor playing claudius is killing the king to what does claudius respond negatively while watching the murder of gonzago?
the queen who says about the player queen, “the lady doth protest too much, methinks”?
mousetrap when claudius asks hamlet for the name of the play, what does hamlet tell him?
his lack of advancement (that he did not become king after his father’s death) what does hamlet tell rosencrantz and guildenstern is the cause of his “distemper”?
gildenstern to whom does hamlet issue this warning:”‘Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? call me what instrument you will, though you can fret me, you cannot play upon me”
to england to kill hamlet on what journey will claudius send rosencrantz and gildenstern, and for what purpose?
the renaissance the rebirth of interest in the classics of greece and rome; return to interest of antiquity
1564-1616 Shakespeare’s birth and death
metaphor a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
pun a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings.
implied metaphor type of metaphor that compares two unlike things, but it does so without mentioning one of them
oxymoron a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction
humanism a revolt against the other-wordly orientation of medieval philosophy and religion (heaven vs hell); believed in the significance of earthly life
stoicism shows no emotion; no complaints
revenge tragedy a form of tragedy that was extremely popular in elizabethan and jacobean england
rosencrantz and guildenstern./ Two slightly bumbling courtiers, former friends of Hamlet from Wittenberg, who are summoned by Claudius and Gertrude to discover the cause of Hamlet’s strange behavior.
hamlet the prince of denmark, 30 years old, melancholy, bitter, and cynical, full of hatred for his uncle’s scheming and disgust for his mother’s sexuality, is looking for revenge for his father’s murder, studied at the university of wittenburg
seneca wrote extremely violent tragedies ; portrayals of murder and mayhem, cruelty and lust
claudius the king of denmark and hamlet’s uncle and gertrude’s 2nd husband, killed his brother, antagonist, craves power, occasionally shows signs of guilt and human feeling, shrewd, lustful, manipulative
gerturde the queen of denmark, hamlet’s mother, married to claudius, loves hamlet deeply
polonius second man to the king, ophelia and laertes father, killed by hamlet
horatio hamlet’s close friend, loyal and helpful to hamlet, remains alive to tell hamlet’s story after hamlet’s death
ophelia polonius’s daughter, hamlet feel in live with her, obedient, commits suicide
laertes polonius’s son, plans to kill hamlet after father’s death

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