Gertrude and Claudius Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3 Section 2 (from page 187).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Corambis tell Fengon the king's afternoon plans?
(a) So that Fengon can plan a chance to talk again with Horvendil.
(b) So that Fengon can plan a good time to kill Horvendil.
(c) So that Fengon can meet with Geruthe one last time.
(d) So that Fengon can help Corambis escape the castle.

2. Why is Claudius angry with the young Hamlet after King Hamlet dies?
(a) Because Hamlet will not return to Denmark.
(b) Because Hamlet will not come to see Gertrude.
(c) Because Hamlet thinks he should be king.
(d) Because Hamlet was late and left quickly from his father's funeral.

3. What is made clear about Horwendil's intentions with Gerutha?
(a) He intends to be a good husband and ruler.
(b) He intends to be honest and trustworthy with her.
(c) He intends to marry her to increase his own position and wealth.
(d) He is interested in being a loving husband.

4. Why is Corambus resentful of Horwendil?
(a) Because Horwendil will not listen to his counciling.
(b) Because Horwendil moves into Elsinore before he is officially named king.
(c) Because Horwendil conspired to kill Rorik.
(d) Because Corambus is in love with Gerutha.

5. Why does Gerutha's back hurt during her wedding day?
(a) Because her dress is very heavy and she is wearing many jewels.
(b) Because she hurt herself horseback riding.
(c) Because she hurt herself dancing.
(d) Beacuse she had to sleep on the floor the night before.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT a name in Part 3?

2. What is Geruthe's first response to hearing Fengon describe his vow?

3. Why does Gerutha use the phrase ". . . no woman wants to be a mere piece of furniture, to be bartered for and then sat upon?"

4. Which plot event is the most significant in the story?

5. Where do the names in Part 2 of the story come from?

(see the answer key)

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