Hamlet Test

When is Shakespeare’s birthday? April 23, 1564
What are the levels of education Shakespeare had? Local school, no university, withdrawn from school at 14 or 15
What was Shakespeare’s wife name? Anne Hathaway
What were Shakespeare’s kids’ name? Susana, Hamlet, Judith
How many plays are credited to Shakespeare? 37
How many sonnets are credited to Shakespeare? 154
What terrible disease did Shakespeare live through? The plague
Shakespeare lived during what age? Elizabethan Age
What is the name of the theatre that Shakespeare was part owner of? The new globe theater
How did Shakespeare make his fortune? Through his 10% share of the new globe theater
What is the date of Shakespeare’s death? April 23, 1616
What city was the leading center of culture and activity during Shakespeare’s life? London
Who is Laertes slain by in a duel? Hamlet
Why does Hamlet fail to kill the king? Hamlet thinks the king is praying
Does Claudius love “the mousetrap”? No
Who tells Hamlet he must avenge his father’s death? The ghost (His father)
Which two people plot to kill Hamlet? Claudius and Laertes
Who decides Hamlet must be sent to England? Gertrude
Who receives a letter telling of Hamlet’ capture? Horatio
Does Hamlet slay Polonius at supper? No
What does Hamlet tell Ophelia? That he never loved her
I disturbed the watch of the guards Ghost
I was Hamlet’s only friend Horatio
I died behind the curtains Polonius
Hamlet told me “Frailty, they name is woman” Gertrude
We agreed to spy on Hamlet Rosencrantz/Guildenstern
We were lying ‘comics’ Gravediggers
I died singing parts of songs Ophelia
I showed my guilt at the play Claudius
I told Ophelia to get to a nunnery Hamlet
I had a poisoned rapier Laertes
Who said:”Speak no more. Thou turn mine eyes into very soul” Gertrude
Who said:”To die, to sleep. To sleep-perchance to dream” Hamlet
Who said:”Good night sweet prince, and flights of angels sin thy to thy rest” Horatio
Who said:”My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go” Claudius
Who said:”Though this be madness, there is method in it” Polonius
Who said:”Time is out of joint. O cursed spite That ever I was born to set it right” Hamlet
Who said:”I’d give you flowers but they withered all when my father died” Ophelia
Who said:”The serpent that did sting thy father’s life Now wears his crown” The Ghost
Hamlet has to test Claudius’ guilt because? He does not know whether to trust Claudius
Hamlet establishes the king’s guilt by? The “Mouse Trap”
The destruction of the Danish court is brought by? Internal decay and corruption
Where does the ghost appear? The castle ramparts and the queen’s chamaber
Whose skull does Hamlet discover in the graveyard? Yorick’s
Which of the following characters can not see the ghost?Horatio, Barnardo, or Gertrude Gertrude
Which of the following characters survive the play?1.) Fortinbras, Horatio, Osric2.) Hamlet, Polonius, Gertrude3.) Ophelia, Osric, Laertes Forinbras, Horatio, Osric
How many characters does the audience see die during the play? Five
Rephrase this statement:”O that the everlasting had not fixed hi cannon against self slaughter! How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable Seem to me all the uses of this world! If only God allowed suicide, how I hate the world.
Rephrase this statement:”To be or not to be that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles by opposing end them” Should I live or should I end my troubles with suicide
Rephrase this statement:”Oh what form of prayer Can Serve my turn? Forgive me my foul murder? That cannot be, since I am still possessed Of those effects for which I did the murder: My crown, mine own ambition, ad my queen” What prayer can save my soul since I still have the things I gained through murder?
What three characters attend the same university that Hamlet attends? Horatio, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern
Who are killed in England? Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
At what time does the ghost first appear? Midnight
How does Gertrude explain Hamlet’s murder of Polonius? His madness
How does Ophelia die? She falls off of a branch and drowns
What is Claudius doing when Hamlet has a perfect opportunity to kill him? Praying
How does Gertrude die? She accidently drinks poison
How does Claudius poison the wine meant for Hamlet? With a “pearl”
Why does Hamlet remember Yorick? He was the king’s jester
Who is given permission to wage war on Poland? Fortinbras
How does Claudius die? He was stabbed with a poisoned sword then forced to drnk his own poison
Whom does Laertes fist suspect of Polonius’s murder? Claudius
According to Hamlet, what is the name of the play-within-a-play? The Mousetrap
What color are Hamlet’s clothes? Black
Where is Polonius killed? Behind the curtain in Gertrude’s chamber
Where did Claudius pour the poison with which he killed his brother? He poured it in his ear
How is Hamlet related, by blood, to Claudius? He’s his uncle
What was the “official” cause of death of the late King Hamlet? A snake bite
Who do the people cry should be king? Laertes
Whose deaths does Laertes hope to avenge during his contest with Hamlet? Polonius and Ophelia
Who fights in Ophelia’s grave? Laertes and Hamlet
Much of the gravedigger’s humor is based on the use of… Puns
Hamlet’s concept of death progresses from… Anonymous to intimate
The fact that the gravedigger speaks in prose indicates his… macabre sense of humor
What medieval philosophy does Hamlet marvel…. People are made from dust, and their destiny is to return to dust
What blatantly commercial ploy does Shakespeare employ…. He pokes fun at his audience
How old is Hamlet… 30
At what conclusion does Hamlet arrive about earthly endeavor…. The fact of death makes all effort futile
Hamlet’s reference to “Cain.. that did first murder” also emphasizes the idea of…. The murder of a brother
What does Shakespeare accomplish with Hamlet’s references to Caesar and Alexzander… The references emphasize that even the greatest of men will return to dust
There is evidence to suggest that the action of Hamlet has taken place over the course of…. Three years

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