Hamlet Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 3, Scene 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Hamlet is delighted that the players, a group of traveling actors, are at Elsinore. He welcomes them and asks them for two favors. What are those two favors?
(a) To perform "The Murder of Gonzago" and to add in a speech with new lines.
(b) To perform "The Murder of Gonzago" and to let Hamlet play a role in it.
(c) To perform both "The Murder of Gonzago" and "Priam and Hecuba" for the court.
(d) Not to perform "The Murder of Gonzago" and to perform Hamlet's favorite play instead.

2. In Act 2, Scene 1, how does Ophelia describe Hamlet's behavior?
(a) He yelled at her but would not look at her.
(b) He would not look at her and would not speak to her.
(c) He stared at her but did not speak.
(d) He stared at her, then started to yell at her.

3. In Act 1, Scene 3, what does Polonius ask Ophelia to do about Hamlet?
(a) Stay away from him.
(b) Make friends with him.
(c) Spy on him.
(d) Flirt with him.

4. What other "crime" has been committed against the last king?
(a) Polonius stole from the state treasury.
(b) Laertes seduced his wife.
(c) Claudius seduced his wife.
(d) Claudius stole from the state treasury.

5. Once Hamlet follows the ghost, what do Hamlet's friends decide to do?
(a) Follow Hamlet and the ghost.
(b) Get Hamlet to see a doctor.
(c) Leave Hamlet alone with the ghost.
(d) Tell the King about Hamlet's strange behavior.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hamlet say when he first hears about the ghost?

2. After telling Ophelia to get to a nunnery, what does Hamlet say about marriage?

3. As they wait for the ghost, Hamlet describes the King's nightly tradition. What does Hamlet think about this tradition?

4. What is the main idea of Hamlet's "To be or not to be" speech?

5. Ophelia comes to watch the play. Before the play begins, how does Hamlet act towards her?

(see the answer key)

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