Hamlet test

What can we figure out about the setting from the exchange between fransisco and bernardo? the play begins in elksinore castle and they are bodyguards
What does Horatio think when Marcellus tells him about the ghost? He thinks they are imagining it
what happens when the bell beats one? the ghost enters
what does Horatio demand that the ghost do? speak
why do bernardo, francisco and marcellus want horatio to witness what they’ve seen? because horatio is better educated
how many times has the ghost appeared before this? twice
What is the history between norway and denmark? The king whose ghost had just been seen was a rival of the king of norway. they fought and the king of norway was killed. He also surrendered all of his territory to his conquerer
What is the significance of the rooster that makes the ghost disappear? rooster awakens the god of day with its trumpet like crow makes the wandering ghosts return to their hiding place
Translate:Though yet of hamlet our dear brothers deaththe memory be green, and that it is befittedto bear our hearts in grief and our whole kindgomto be contracted in one brow of woeyet so dat that discretion fought with naturethat we with wisest sorrow think on himtogether with the remembrance of ourselves although i still have fresh memories of my brother the elder Hamlets death, and though it was proper to mourn him throughout our kingdom, life still goes on
laertes is asking the king for permission to go to france
how does polonius respond to the king? check with your father
Translate:Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted colour offand let thing eye look like a friend on Denmaek.Do not for ever with thy vailed lidsseek for thy noble father in the dust My dear hamlet, stop wearing these black clothes and be friendly to the king. You can’t spend your whole life with your eyes to the ground remembering your noble father
What does the king say about Hamlet’s continued display of mourning? compassionate, but calls him a baby and tells him to move on
Translate:O, that this is too too sullied flesh would melt,Thaw and resolve itself into a dew, or that the everlasting had not fix’dHis canon ‘gainst self slaughter! O God! O God!How weary, stale, flat and unprofitableSeem to me all the uses of this world! Ah, I wish my dirty flesh would melt away into vapor, or that God had not made a law against suicide. Oh God, Oh God! How tried, stale and pointless life is to me.
At this point, how long has Hamlet’s father been dead? around a month
What news does horatio, marcellus and Bernard bring to Hamlet in the beginning of the play? they saw his fathers ghost
How does marcellus describe what the ghost incident to hamlet? it raised it’s head to speak, then the rooster crowed and the ghost vanished from sight
What does Laertes tell his sister ophelia about hamlets love for her? because hamlet is in high society, he may have to marry someone in high society instead of her.
Polonius ten proverbs for his son don’t say what you think, don’t be too quick to act on what you think, be friendly to people but dont over do it once you find good friends keep them dont be quick to pick a fight but hold your own if you do wind up in a fight listen to many people talk to few hear everyones opinion but reserve your own spend money on nice clothes dont borrow money dont lent it dont waste time shaking hands with everyone be true to yourself
What does polonius tell ophelia about hamlet’s love for her? he doesn’t approve and hamlet is faking it
why do horatio and marcellus tell hamlet not to follow the ghost? it might convince him to do terrible things
does hamlet listen to horatio and marcellus when they tell him not to follow the ghost? no
who is the ghost? Hamlets father
Why is the ghost condemned? he is in purgatory
what does the ghost tell hamlet? he was murdered by claudius
what does the ghost say about hamlets mother? leave her to god, don’t do anything to her
what do horatio and marcellus swear on? secrecy
what does hamlet warn horatio and marcellus that he is going to do and ask them to play along with? pretend to be crazy
what does polonius want reynaldo to do in paris? ask around about danish people, laertes
compare the advice polonius gives laertes before his son leaves, compare this to polonius directions to reynaldo, what is ironically significant? polonius tells laertes to be honest, but then cheats to get information
ophelia tells her father that hamlet is behaving stangely. How does she describe him? disheveled, looks sick.
why do rosencrantz and guildenstern come to elsinore? to see hamlet and try to help him
what does claudius want rosencrantz and guildenstern to do? spend time with hamlet and figure out what is wrong
why does gertrude think hamlet is behaving strangely? mourning his father
what news voltimand and cornelius bring concerning norway? fortinbras wants permission to bring his troops through denmark
what does polonius thinks is wrong with hamlet? ophelia rejected her
while polonius is talking to the king and queen, hamlet enters reading a book, what does hamlet call polonius? fishmonger
hamlet says that polonius shouldn’t let ophelia out in the sun; why? procreation is good but if she gets pregnant, polonius better watch out
describe the exchange between hamlet and rosencrantz and guildenstern concerning fortune. they are privates in her army, lady luck is a slut
what does hamlet claim denmark is? prison
what does hamlet think that rosencrantz and guildenstern are at elsinore? they have been sent by the king and queen
why is the troupe of actors coming to elsinore instead of remaining attached to a theatre? they are coming to entertain hamlet
when hamlet says “I know a hawk from a handsaw” what is he saying? he is only crazy sometimes
what is the story of jephtah? jephthah unwittingly sacrifices his daughter by making a vow too hastily.
why does hamlet call polonius jephthah? because hamlet is going to get polonius’ daughter
how does hamlet react to the speech he requested be repeated by the actors that he starts? says it was well done
What does hamlet mean: “…will you see the players well bestowed? Do you hear, let them be well used, for they are the abstract and brief chronicles of the time. After your death you were better have a bad epitaph than their ill report while you live. make sure the actors are comfortable and that you are good to them, since what they say about us will later go down in history. It’s be better to have a bad epitaph on gravestone than an ill report while alive
translate:use every man after his desert, and who shall ‘scape whipping? use them after your own honour and dignity…” if you pay everyone what they deserve, would anyone ever escape a whipping? treat them with honor and dignity
what does hamlet want the troupe to perform? the murder of gonzago
what has hamlet heard about the effect of a well acted play on a guilty conscience? the person will confess
what does hamlet mean when he says:the play’s the thing wherein i’ll catch the conscience of the king? he hopes that the king will feel guilty and confess to the murder.
what is ophelia to do in the “trap” for hamlet? to read naturally from a prayer book
summarize hamlets famous “to be or not to be” soliloquy the question is, is it better to be alive or dead…
describe hamlets interaction with ophelia Hamlet tells ophelia he doesn’t love her and he never did.
what does claudius think about hamlet’s madness after watching the interaction between him and ophelia? he still thinks it is. hamlets mother might be able to figure it out
what does polonius think about hamlets madness after watching the interaction between hamlet and ophelia? he still thinks it is love
what does polonius’ opinion of hamlets interaction with ophelia say about him? he is selfish
what final direction does hamlet give to the actors? let your good sense guide you
what does hamlet ask horatio to do during the play? to watch his uncle carefully for his reaction to the scene depicting his fathers death
polonius claims to have been an actor in college, what did he enact? julius caesar
describe hamlets conversation with ophelia during the play ophelia thinks he is being sexual
what does gertrude (hamlets mother) think the queen in the play is overreacting to in the play? the queen in the play being widowed and having to remarry being such an awful thing
claudius asks hamlet what the play is called. how does hamlet answer? the mousetrap
what is the significance to his response to claudius asking what the play was called? if you have nothing to hide, it shouldn’t bother you at all to watch the play
does hamlet’s plan work? how so? it does, polonius stops the play and tells everyone to get out
what is hamlet really telling guildenstern during the conversation involving a recorder? just like guildenstern cannot play a recorder, he can’t play hamlet either.
what is claudius’ plan to get rid of hamlet? send him to england with rozencrantz and guildenstern
what part do rosencrantz and guildenstern play in claudius’ plan to get rid of hamlet? they carry the letters that order his death
translateo, my offence is rank, it smells to heaven.it hath the primal eldest curse upon’ta brother’s murder. Pray can I not,Though inclination be as sharp as will;My stronger guild defeats my strong intent,And, like a man to double business bound, I stand in pause where I shall first begin,And both neglect oh, my crime is so rotten it stinks all the way to heaven. it has the mark of cain on it, a brothers murder. I can’t prey, though I want to desperately. My guilt is stronger than my intentions, and I, like a person with two opposite things to do at once, I stand paralyzed and neglect them both.
Hamlets lines 70-71, what decision is hamlet grappling with? whether to kill claudius now or later
what decision does hamlet make? not to kill claudius
why does hamlet decide not to kill claudius? because claudius is praying, and hamlet doesn’t want him to be cleansed of his sins.
What does hamlet tell his mother about his fathers death? the guy you are sleeping with killed your old husband
is hamlets mother surprised or did she already know when hamlet tells her about his fathers death? surprised
who does hamlet think is behind the tapestry when he stabs it? a rat
who is actually behind the tapestry? polonius
Why does the ghost appear when Hamlet kills polonius? to sharpen hamlet’s thirst for revenge and remind him to leave his mother alone
does gertrude see the ghost? no
what does hamlet mean when he tells his mother that he is crazy in craft? that he is not actually crazy
what instruction does hamlet give his mother concerning claudius? to not give into his influences
last set of lines on page 78, what is hamlet telling his mother? Hamlet knows about the sealed letters ordering england to kill him, but he will play along anyway.
What does the king realize when hamlets mother tells him about hamlet killing polonius? it’s the kings fault that hamlet killed
what does the king send rosencrantz and guildenstern to do when he tells them that hamlet killed polonius? find hamlet and bring the corpse to the chapel
explain hamlets metaphor comparing rosencrantz to a sponge rosencrantz is a sponge, he absorbs the kings approval, rewards and decisions
where, according to Hamlet, is polonius’ body? at dinner, being eaten by worms
explain the significance of hamlets description of how a king may go a progress through the guts of a beggar? telling the king of denmark, give it enough time, you will be a beggar
why does hamlet call claudius his mother? he is saying that they are the same
quote the line where it is finally explained straight-up what is supposed to happen in england Hamlet, this deed, for thineself safety-which we do tender as we dearly grieve. for that which hast done- must send thee hence with fiery quickness. Therefore prepare thyself. The boat is ready… for England
why is fortinbras seeking an audience with Claudius? so he can move his troops to denmark
hamlet asks, “what is a man, if his chief good and market of his time/ be but to sleep and feed?” his answer? a beast
Gertrude is trying to talk to ophelia. How does ophelia react? she sings and pretends gertrude doesn’t exist
what is the significance of ophelia’s last song? she is predicting death
laertes returns from paris, who does he demand to see? his father
why does laertes demand to see his father? because he doesn’t believe he is dead.
translate:that drop of blood that’s calm proclaims me bastard, / cries cuckold to my father, brands the harlot, Even here, between the chaste unsmirched brows/ of my true mother I’ve got exactly one calm drop of blood in my body, and it proclaims that I am a bastard, says my father was betrayed, and stanps the label “*****” on the pure forehead of my devoted mother
What is claudius playing on when he tells laertes “why, now you speak / like a good child and a true gentleman? you are talking like a good son and a true gentleman
Horatio receives a letter form Hamlet. What does it say? the ship hamlet was on has been taken over by pirates
what are the two reasons claudius gives laertes as to why he was slow to deal with hamlet? the queen is devoted to him, the public loves him
a messenger arrives with a letter for the king. Who is it from? what does it say? hamlet, hamlet is coming to denmark
what does the letter hamlet sends to the king mean for claudius? claudius is going to be uncovered.
claudius and laertes plan hamlets death. what does the king suggest? slit his throat
What fail-safe does laertes offer to add to the plan to kill hamlet? dipping his sword in poison
the queen enters with disturbing news, what does she report? Laertes’ sister has drowned
how did laertes sister drown? climbing a tree, branch broke, fell into water, clothing spread around and suffocated her.
what are the two clowns arguing about when digging the grave? whether or not ophelia killed herself, should she get a chrictian burial
how does hamlet react to the gravedigger singing while digging the grave? he is appalled
how does hamlet react to the gravedigger tossing up a skull? infuriated, that skull could have been someone important
does the grave digger know who he is talking to? how do you know this? no, he is being “smart”
according to the gravedigger, why was hamlet sent to england? because he was crazy
whose skull was tossed up from the grave? how did hamlet know him? yorick, hamlets jester
who is to be buried in the grave? ophelia
what does the priest say? if it were up to me, she would be buried outside the church graveyard
why does hamlet warn laertes not to attack him when he reveals himself? he has something dangerous inside him
in the end, did hamlet actually love ophelia? yes
what does hamlet tell horatio about his aborted journey to england with rosencrantz and guildenstern? hamlet found his execution order and replaced it with one that said the person who delivers this letter is to be killed on the spot
what is the significance of the argument between hamlet and osiric over osirics hat? hamlet bullies osiric to prove to horatio how shallow and grovelling people are
what message does osiric ultimately deliver? laertes challenges him to a fencing match
how does gertrude die? drinks the poisoned drink
how does laertes die? wounded with the poisoned sword
how does hamlet die? wounded with the poisoned sword
how does claudius die? hamlet forces him to drink the poisoned drink
what news does the english ambassadors bring? they were victorious in poland
what claim does fortinbras make? the right to the throne
what is the final event of the play? the bodies are marched out, with cannons firing

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