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. What is the King doing during Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) Drinking and celebrating.
(b) Shouting and starting a fight.
(c) Reading and signing documents.
(d) Praying.

2. Who does the ghost in Act 1, Scene 1 look like?
(a) The king who just died.
(b) The Queen.
(c) The prince, Hamlet.
(d) The king's advisor, Polonius.

3. What does Hamlet mean when he says "I will speak daggers to her, but use none."
(a) He will speak harshly and honestly to Gertrude, but will not hurt her.
(b) He will insult Ophelia when he sees her again.
(c) He will speak harshly and honestly to Ophelia, but will not hurt her.
(d) He will try to kill Gertrude.

4. After hearing about Hamlet's strange behavior, what does Polonius say about his own decisions?
(a) By telling Ophelia to stay away, he may have saved her from worse treatment.
(b) By telling Ophelia to stay away, he may have made Hamlet worse.
(c) By telling the queen that Hamlet is crazy, he may have upset her.
(d) By telling the king that Hamlet is crazy, he may have gotten himself in trouble.

5. What does Polonius tell Laertes about borrowing money?
(a) Do not borrow money, but lend money if you can.
(b) Do not borrow or lend money.
(c) Borrowing money is all right, but do not lend money.
(d) Borrowing and lending money is a good thing to do.

Short Answer Questions

1. Polonius gives Laertes plenty of advice before Laertes leaves Elsinore. What does Polonius tell Laertes about talking and listening to people?

2. When the play shows a king being poisoned, how does the current king, Claudius, react?

3. After discussing Hamlet with Polonius in Act 1, how has Ophelia interacted with Hamlet?

4. In Act 1, Scene 5, what does the ghost ask Hamlet to do?

5. Hamlet makes an ominous statement about married people: "those that are married already, all but one, shall live." What does that mean and who is he talking about?

(see the answer key)

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