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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which point sparks the argument over Amleth leaving to study in the next year?
(a) That Amleth is unhappy at Elsinore.
(b) That Amleth is disturbed by the friendship between Gerutha and Feng.
(c) That Horwendil is leaving the country for a time.
(d) That Horwendil is unsatisfied with Gerutha.

2. At what age does Feng return to Denmark?
(a) Thirty-five.
(b) Forty-seven.
(c) Fifty.
(d) Twenty-five.

3. How do Gerutha and Feng usually pass their time together?
(a) In games of chess or cards.
(b) Hunting or riding.
(c) In conversations of topics that interest them both.
(d) Eating and drinking.

4. The story is a prequel to what other famous drama?
(a) The Twelfth Night.
(b) Romeo and Juliet.
(c) Hamlet.
(d) A Christmas Carol.

5. What character seems to agree with Amleth the most?
(a) Yorik, the court jester.
(b) Horwendil, his father.
(c) Ona, his grandmother.
(d) Rorik, his grandfather.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character benefits the least by the marriage of Gerutha and Horwendil?

2. How does Rorik respond to his daughter´s strong opinion of marriage?

3. Why does Rorik believe that Horwendil is a good match for his daughter?

4. In what city does the Hamlet story have a history of being printed?

5. Who is Sandro?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Horwendil and Gerutha's wedding night prove that Horwendil is not truly interested in Gerutha?

2. How does Gerutha respond to her father's apology before he dies?

3. How does Gerutha think that Feng and herself are in similar situations?

4. Describe Gerutha on her wedding night.

5. Describe how the songbirds, a gift from Horwendil, demonstrate the difference between the personalities of Horwendil and Gerutha.

6. Describe the conversation Gerutha has with Corambus about her son Amleth.

7. Describe King Rorik's view of love and marriage.

8. Describe your view of the history between King Rorik and Ona.

9. Describe Ophelia and why she is considered beautiful.

10. Name three supporting characters and describe their association with one of the main characters.

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