Hamlet Test

What is the setting at the beginning of the play? at night on a platform
What does the Ghost look like when it appears? dead King Hamlet
Explain the situation between Norway and Denmark. What was the outcome of the fight between King Hamlet and Fortinbras? they’re fighting; King Hamlet killed Fortinbras
How do Claudius and Gertrude treat Hamlet’s grief? they think he needs to just get over it
Who is Horatio? Prince Hamlet’s best friend
What advice does Polonius give Laertes? be a good student – a basic life pep talk
What advice does Laertes give Ophelia? be a good girl and protect your reputation
What mixed feelings does Hamlet have when he sees the Ghost? he’s happy to see his dad but scared because he’s a ghost
How did King Hamlet die? He was napping in the orchard when Claudius poured poison in his ear; the poison curdles his blood.
What does Hamlet make Horatio and Marcellus do at the end of Act I? keep it a secret that Claudius is the one who killed King Hamlet.
Who does Polonius sen Reynaldo to spy on? Laertes
Why is Ophelia frightened by Hamlet? He’s acting strange, he pushes her
Who are Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? Hamlet’s friends
Why has Claudius sent for R and G? to spy on Hamlet, to look after him to see if he is really crazy
What news do the messengers bring from the bedridden King of Norway? Fight Poland, not Denmark
What does Polonius believe to be the source of Hamlet’s lunacy? He’s love struck, or in love
What evidence does Polonius present to the King and Queen regarding his theory about Hamlet? The letter Ophelia gave hum that Hamlet wrote to her
What do Polonius and Claudius propose to do regarding Hamlet’s behavior? Send Ophelia in to talk to Hamlet while they watch
What does Hamlet request the traveling players to perform and why? “The Murder of Gonzago” He’s going to change some lines to reveal what claudius did to king hamlet
What is the name of the play-winthin-a-play? The Murder of Gonzago
Why does Polonius tell Ophelia to read a book of devotions? to show she has reason for why she is alone
What does Hamlet contemplate in his “to be, or not to be” soliloquy? suicide
What bitter advice does Hamlet give to Ophelia? to go to a nunnery and become pure
What does Claudius decide to do regarding Hamlet? to send him to England to get his mind straight
What leads Hamlet to believe that Claudius has revealed himself to be the murder of King Hamlet? when Claudius calls off the play when they act out the murder scene
What orders did Claudius give Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? to take Hamlet to England and spy on him
Why can’t Claudius pray? he feels like a sinner and he is quilty
Why does Hamlet kill Claudius when he has his chance to? he wants to do it when he is being bad
What promises does Gertrude make to Hamlet when they are alone in her chambers? that she won’t see Claudius anymore
Who dies in Act III? Polonius was stabbed while he was behind the curtain by Hamlet because hamlet thought it was Claudius
What is the King’s main concern when he founds out that Polonius has been killed? himself
Why does Claudius send R and G to meet with Hamlet once again? they want to know where the body is, Hamlet doesn’t trust them, he says they will smell it
What does Claudius want the English ruler to do with Hamlet? kill him
For what purpose does Fortinbras send his captain to greet Claudius? to tell him they are peacefully walking through
What happens to the ship Hamlet was on? it gets raided by pirates
Why does Laertes return from France? he wants revenge for his fathers death
What plot do Claudius and Laertes come up with for Hamlets death? 1. send him to England and 2. sword fight with poison on the tip on Laertes sword
If this plot to kill Hamlet does not work, what backup plan do Claudius and Laertes create to make sure Hamlet will die? put poison in the wine
What happens to Ophelia? She drowns. While in the water, she gives up and lets it kill her
Where are R and G at the end of this act? Going to England

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