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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 4, Scene 6.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. After welcoming them to Elsinore, what does Claudius ask Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to do?
(a) Convince Fortinbras not to attack Denmark.
(b) Watch Hamlet and make sure he does not hurt anyone.
(c) Cheer Hamlet up and find out what is wrong with him.
(d) Convince Hamlet to go back to school.
2. How does Horatio describe the ghost to Hamlet?
(a) More angry than sad.
(c) More sad than angry.
3. After discussing Hamlet with Polonius in Act 1, how has Ophelia interacted with Hamlet?
(a) She has spent even more time with him than she used to.
(b) She has avoided him most of the time.
(c) She has avoided him entirely.
(d) She has continued to see him.
4. What is Hamlet's response when Claudius demands to know where the body of Hamlet's murdered victim is?
(a) The victim is not really dead and is eating supper in the castle.
(b) The worms are eating the victim for supper.
(c) The victim is eating supper in Heaven.
(d) The victim is eating supper in Hell.
5. What does Hamlet learn about Rosencrantz and Guildenstern's reasons for visiting Elsinore?
(a) They came to see his father's funeral.
(b) They were sent for by the king.
(c) They came to visit him.
(d) They were sent for by Polonius.
Short Answer Questions
1. Watching the troops attacking, Hamlet decides that he is less of a man than their leader. Why does he say that?
2. After reading the letters brought by the sailors in Act 4, Scene 6, what does Horatio say he wants to do?
3. Claudius asks Hamlet a second time about where they can find his victim. Hamlet responds, "In heaven; send hither to see: if your messenger find him not there, seek him i' the other place yourself." What other place is Hamlet suggesting Claudius visit?
4. When Laertes returns after his father's death, what do the common people say about him?
5. What do Rosencrantz and Guildenstern tell Claudius that Hamlet is excited about in Act 3, Scene 1?
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