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. Polonius gives Laertes plenty of advice before Laertes leaves Elsinore. What does Polonius tell Laertes about talking and listening to people?
(a) Let women do the talking; men should listen.
(b) Practice talking to strangers to build up your confidence.
(c) Talk to people, but do not listen to them.
(d) Listen to people, but do not talk very much.

2. After the play is performed, what does Polonius ask Hamlet to do?
(a) Go see the Queen.
(b) Go see Claudius.
(c) Go see Ophelia.
(d) Ask the players to leave Elsinore.

3. When Polonius tries to speak with Hamlet, does Polonius really believe Hamlet is crazy?
(a) Yes, but Polonius thinks it is easily cured.
(b) Not entirely -- Polonius sees some reason or logic within the craziness.
(c) No, Polonius does not think Hamlet is crazy at all.
(d) Yes, Polonius says Hamlet is totally insane.

4. After hearing Ophelia's description of Hamlet, what reason does Polonius suggest for Hamlet's strange behavior?
(a) Hamlet has always been a strange boy and his father's death has driven him insane.
(b) Hamlet is mad with love for Ophelia.
(c) Hamlet is taking his father's death too hard.
(d) Hamlet has studied too hard at school.

5. What does Claudius ask Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to do, after learning that Hamlet has committed murder?
(a) Find Hamlet so the guards can arrest him.
(b) Get the body from Hamlet.
(c) Protect Ophelia from Hamlet.
(d) Protect Getrude from Hamlet.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Laertes returns after his father's death, what do the common people say about him?

2. After the play is performed, what do Rosencrantz and Guildenstern ask Hamlet to do?

3. The tone of the conversation between Hamlet and Ophelia in Act 3, Scene 1 changes abruptly when Ophelia does what?

4. Who is Ophelia?

5. What does Hamlet tell his friends about his meeting with the ghost?

(see the answer key)

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