Hamlet Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 5, Scene 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Claudius suggests a duel between Laertes and Hamlet, but that type of duel usually is not deadly. What does Claudius suggest they do to injure Hamlet?
(a) Fix Laertes's sword so it is sharp.
(b) Damage Hamlet's armor so he is vulnerable.
(c) Force Hamlet to drink poison before the fight.
(d) Bribe the referee.

2. How does Hamlet manage to avoid his fate in England?
(a) He got onto another ship.
(b) He made friends with the English queen.
(c) He bribed Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
(d) He killed Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.

3. What specific thing does Hamlet determine Claudius must do before Hamlet can murder him?
(a) Confess his crime so the world will know about his guilt.
(b) Commit a sin so Hamlet can send his soul to hell.
(c) Apologize to Hamlet for killing his father.
(d) Stand trial for his crime so he can face public justice.

4. What message is the Norwegian Captain supposed to deliver to Claudius in Act 4, Scene 4?
(a) The armies of Denmark must surrender their weapons.
(b) The armies of Norway have defeated the Poles.
(c) The armies of Norway want passage through Denmark.
(d) The armies of Norway will attack at dawn.

5. At the end of Act 1, Scene 1, what does Horatio say he intends to do?
(a) Tell Prince Hamlet about the ghost.
(b) Talk to the king.
(c) Talk to a priest.
(d) Watch for the ghost on the next night.

Short Answer Questions

1. After Hamlet's behavior during the play-within-a-play, what do Rosencrantz and Guildenstern agree to do with Hamlet?

2. When Polonius tries to speak with Hamlet, does Polonius really believe Hamlet is crazy?

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

4. Who are the Norwegian soldiers attacking?

5. After the murder, Claudius tells Hamlet to leave right away. Where should Hamlet go?

(see the answer key)

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