English IV Hamlet test

Where does the play take place? Denmark
What is the kinship between Hamlet Gertrude and Claudius? Gertrude is Hamlet Jr. mom and Hamlet Sr. husband and then when Hamlet Sr. died she married Claudius. Claudius is Hamlet Sr.’s brother. This means Hamlet Jr.’s father is Hamlet Sr. and his step father/ uncle is Claudius.
What is the kinship between Polonius, Laertes, and Ophelia? Polonius is Laertes and Ophelia’s father
What is the relationship between Horatio and Hamlet? Horatio is Hamlet’s best friend
What are the 4 main reasons that a ghost might walk? wrongfully obtained treasuretry to warn about fatethere is something good to be doneprivy to country’s fate
Why does Hamlet say that he doesn’t fear to accompany the ghost alone? he doesn’t value his mortal life does not fear death he knows that the ghost cannot harm his immortal soul
How does Horatio counter Hamlet’s reasoning? He says the ghost may convince him to do something that might be bad or cause death or become crazy
Who are Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? friends of Hamlet
What favor doe the king ask of them? to spy on Hamlet
In Act I Cornelius and Voltimand are sent to Norway to attempt to resolve the small problem of Fortinbras and his troops threatening the borders of Denmark. How is this problem resolved? Tell him don’t attack Denmark, attack Poland instead and bribes Fortinbras to not attack Denmark.
What does Polonius say causes Hamlet’s madness? Hamlet’s love for Ophelia
What does Gertrude think causes Hamlet’s madness? his father’s death and hasty marriage of Claudius and Polonius
What evidence does Polonius produce in an attempt to prove his point? the love letter
How does Hamlet make a fool of Polonius without Polonius realizing it? he uses puns, calls him a fish monger, makes fun of him to his face
Why doesn’t Hamlet trust his old friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern when they come to see him? because he knows they are spying
What welcome news do the two men bring to Hamlet? the actors are coming
What does Hamlet mean when he says, “…the play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king.”? He’s going to write a play and watch the king’s reaction
What scheme have the king and Polonius cooked up between them to ferret out what is bothering Hamlet? have Hamlet to run into Ophelia
What pretext do the two men use to place Ophelia in the right place at the right time? read a book
The “To be or not to be” soliloquy is perhaps the most famous in all literature. What is Hamlet talking about? whether or not he should kill himself
Why doe he decide against killing himself? He doesn’t know “what dreams may come” in me afterlife
What is the “double entendre” implicit in the “nunnery”? brothel and convert
Why is Hamlet so disappointed in Ophelia? because she lied
What does the king tell Polonius that he is going to do about Hamlet and what reason does he give the old man? pick up tributechange of scenery will help him
What is the next scheme that Polonius hatches up? after the play tell Hamlet to go to his mom and Polonius will spy
How does Hamlet embarrass and disconcert Ophelia just before the play begins? he makes sexual jokes
What favor does Hamlet ask of Horatio before the play? to watch the king and see his reacton
What mission does the king assign to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? take Hamlet to England
What are the three main points of the king’s soliloquy in scene three? admits to one murderwants forgivenesshe didn’t confess publicity
Why doesn’t Hamlet kill the king when he finds him alone? because the king is praying and will go to heaven instead Hamlet will kill the king as he does something evil
What shocking thing does Hamlet say to his mother when he sees her alone? she killed the king and married his brother
How does the queen react? Shocked because she didn’t kill the king
After Hamlet has convinced his mom that he is not mad, what happens that makes her think that he is mad; after all? Hamlet saw the ghost and started talking to him
What happens to Polonius? Hamlet killed him
What does Hamlet ask his mom not to do? don’t go to bed with the kingdon’t tell anyone that Hamlet is not crazy
What does Hamlet mean when he says about Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, “There’s letters seal’d” and my two schoolfellows, Whom I will trust as I will adders fang’d,…” I don’t trust these people like I don’t trust a snake
and…”For tis the sport have the engineer Hoise with his own petar…” Claudius has a plan but it is going to blow up in his face
Tell who said each quotation”A little more than kin a little less than kind” Hamlet
Frailty thy name is women Hamlet
“Neither a borrower nor a lender be,For loan oft loses both itself and friend.”(And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.) Polonius
“This above all: To thine own self be true,And it must follow, as the night the day,Thou canst not then be false to any man.” Polonius
“For he himself is subject to his birth.He may not as unvalued persons do,Carve for himself, for on his choice depends the sanity and health of this whole state;” Laertes
“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” Marcellus
“Murder most foul, as is the best it is,But this most foul, strange, and unnatural.” Ghost
“…Leave her to heavenAnd to those thorns that in her bosom lodgeTo Prick and sting her…” Ghost
“That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain.” Hamlet
“The time is out of joint. Oh, cursed spiteThat ever was I born to set it right!” Hamlet
“Marry, sir, here’s my drift.” Polonius
“…brevity is the soul of wit…” Polonius
“Though this be madness, yet there is method in ‘t…” Polonius
“The play’s the thing Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King.” Hamlet
“Rich gifts wax poor when giver prove unkind.” Ophelia
“Get thee to a nunnery; why wouldst thou be a breeder or sinners?…” Hamlet
“Now see that noble and most sovereign reason,Like sweet bells jangled out of time and harsh;” Ophelia
“The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” Queen
“…let not everThe soul of Nero enter this firm bosom: Let me cruel, not unnatural:I will speak daggers to her, but use none;” Hamlet
…”Tis the sport to have the engineerHoise with his own petar….” Hamlet
“In heaven; send thither to see: If your messanger find him not there, seek him i’ th’ other place yourself.” Hamlet
“Now, whether it be Bestial oblivian, or some craven scrupleOf thinking too precisely on the event,–A thought which, quarted’d, hath but one part wisdomAnd ever three parts coward,–“ Hamlet
“…was your father dear to you?Or are you like the painting of a sorrow,A face without a heart?” King
“Who is this they follow?And with such maimed rites? This both betokenThe corse they follow did with desp’rate handFordo it own life: ‘t was of some estate.” Hamlet
“There’s a divinity that shapes our end,Rough-hew them how we will–“ Hamlet
“I am more an antique Roman than a Dane’Here’s yet some liquor left.” Horatio
“Absent thee from felicity a whileAnd in this harsh world draw thy breath in painTo tell my story.” Hamlet
“The rest is silence.” Hamlet
“Good night, sweet Prince,And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” Horatio
Whom does Polonius send to France to spy on Laertes? Reynaldo
Where does the ghost appear during the play? The castle ramparts and Gertrude’s bedchamber
How did Claudius murder King Hamlet? By pouring poison into his ear
Where is the university at which Horatio and Hamlet studied? Wittenberg
Whose skull does Hamlet discover in the churchyard? The former court jester’s
Which character cannot see the ghost? Gertrude
Who escorts Hamlet on the voyage to England? Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
Where do Hamlet and Laertes fight during Ophelia’s funeral? inside the grave
How does Ophelia die? she drowned in a river
Why, according to Polonius, has Hamlet gone mad? His love for Ophelia
Who is the last character to die in the play? Hamlet
How many characters die during the course of the play? eight (in order)PoloniusOpheliaRozencratzGuildensternGertrudeKingLaertesHamlet
Who speaks the famous “To be, or not to be” soliloquy? Hamlet
In what country do Rosencrantz and Guildenstern die? England
Why does Hamlet decide not to kill Claudius after the traveling players’ play? Claudius is praying
Who killed Fortinbras’s father? Hamlet’s father
Which of Claudius and Laertes’ traps for Hamlet succeeds in killing him? the poisoned sword
Who returns Hamlet to Denmark after his exile? Pirates
What are the major themes (possible essay question) Apperance vs RealityMaddnessFate vs Free willHamlet’s inaction passivityDoubleness/ Duality
Give examples of Duality (possible essay question) Hamlet the King/ Hamlet the sonMad Hamlet/ Sane Hamletmidnight/ halves/ ghost seen twice2 months/ 2 gentlemen/ 2 kings/ 2 faced Gertrude/ 2 Opheliaslife/ death night/ day light/ darkHamlet’s family/ Polonius’ familyFortinbras/ young FortinbrasHamlet loves Ophelia/ doesn’t love Ophelia
When Hamlet Sr. died who are the possible kings ClaudiusHamlet Jr.Laertes (people choice)Fortinbras
Who said the quote”The funeral baked meats did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables” Hamlet
Who said this quote”I doubt it is no other but the man, His father’s death and our over hasty marriage” Queen
What poems did Alfred Lord Tennyson write? “In Memoriam, A.H.H.,” “The Lady of Shalott,” “Ulysses,” and “Tears, Idle Tears”
“In Memoriam, A.H.H.,” was written by Tennyson to commemorate a dead close friend
To evaluate the validity of the poemt’s logic, imagery, and purpose is called predicting the outcome
The speaker of “In Memoriam, A.H.H.” seems to be Tennyson himself
Gradually, the speaker of “In Memoriam, A.H.H.” merges acceptance of death with the love of his friend
What is the meaning of the line in “In Memoriam, A.H.H.”?Far off thou art, but ever nigh Although A.H.H. is dead, the speaker holds his memory close
What is the theme of “In Memoriam, A.H.H.”? the endurance of love beyond death
In form and content “The Lady of Shalott” recalls medieval romances
Why may the Lady in “The Lady of Shalott” not leave her island? a curse is on her that forbids her doing so
One part of Tennyson’s message in “The Lady of Shallot” is the social isolation of artists
In what waysis the Lady in “The Lady of Shalott” like an artist she weaves a magic web
Which of the following lines from “The Lady of Shalott” is the best evidence to support the poet’s message that the Lady is doomed? “She knows not what the curse may be,”
What is “Tears, Idle Tears” mostly about the pain of rememberance
In “Tears, Idle Tears” when does the poet describe the past as “Death in Life”? Events end and “die” and we experience that in life
In Tennyson’s “Ulysses,” which passage best summarizes the speaker’s feelings about getting old? “Though much is taken, much abides…”
What poems did Robert Browning write? “My Last Duchess,” “Life in Love,” and “Love Among the Ruins”
What poem did Elizabeth Barrett Browning write? Sonnet 43
The speaker in “My Last Duchess”addresses an agent representing a women he wishes to marry
Judging by these following lines, what infrences can the reader draw about the speaker in “My Last Duchess”?The bough of cherries some officious fool/ Broke in the orchard for her… The speaker is against arrogant and patronizing
Which lines from “My Last Duchess” reveal the speaker’s jelous personality? “Oh, sir, she smiled…/…but who passed without/ Much the same smile?”…
“My Last Duchess” is considered a dramatic monologue becausethe speaker reveals himself through his own words
What is the conflict in the dramatic monologue “Life in Love”? The speaker suffers repeated rejections from his beloved
What infrences can be made about the speaker’s personality in “Life in Love”? the speaker is confident
In “Love Among the Ruins,” for whom does the speaker wait? a girl
In “The Lady of Shalott,” what are these lines an example of?She left the web, she left the loom,/ She made three paces through the room parallel structure
A furrow is a groove
Things that are waning are diminishing
Something that is diffusive is spread out
What did Charles Dikens write? Hard Times
What did Charlotte Bronte write? Jane Eyre
In Hard Times, on what principle is Thomas Gradgrind’s teaching style based? Teach boys and girls nothing but facts
What is the purpose of Dicken’s describing Thomas Gradgrind as a “cannon loaded to the muzzel with facts” who will blow his students “clean out of the regions of childhood at one discharge”? to reveal hatred of Thomas Gradgrind’s inflexible and close-minded teaching styles
In Hard Times, who are the “little pitchers” waiting to be filled with facts? all students
Why does Dickens have Thomas Gradgrind refer to Sissy Jupe as “girl number twenty”? to criticize the fact that students in the overpopulated school are treated as numbers, not individuals
Why does Thomas Gradgrind insist that Sissy Jupe’s father is a veterinary surgeon and not just a rider of horses? The surgeon’s job is techincal and practical, something Thomas Gradgrind values
What is Dicken’s purpose in describing the school masters as being “turned out at the same time, in the same factory, on the same principles, like so many pianoforte legs”? to attack the cold, mechanical nature of the teacher’s approach to education
What does Thomas Gradgrind’s name suggest? the way he forces his ideas into the heads of students
In Hard Times, Dickens is mainly criticizing schools that smother imagination and treat children like machines
In Jane Eyre what is Lowood? a strict, boarding school for girls and young women without title or money
What is the best way to describe Miss Scratcherd, as she is protrayed in Jane Eyre? overly critical and cruel
What is Bronte’s main purpose in describing Jane’s meals and activities at Lowood? to show the discomfort she endures at Lowood
How might you describe Helen Burns humble and dutiful
According to Helen why is Miss Scatcherd severe with her she dislikes Helens faults
What is the main diffrence between Helen and Jane Jane wants to fight back at injustice whereas Helen accepts them
What do Helen’s words mean?”degration never too deeply disgusts me, injustice never crushes me too low; I live in calm, looking to the end.” She can calmly tolerate the saddness and injustices of her life because she knows she will be rewared after death
What does Helen’s conversation with Jane reveal about the institution in which they live? It denies people self-respect and individuality
What poem did Matthew Arnold write? “Dover Beach”
What poems did Rudyard Kipling write? “Recessional” and “The Widower at Windsor”
What vie of the world does the speaker of “Dover Beach” express? The world does not contain joy or love or peace for those who dwell in it
What can a reader logically infer about the poet’s beliefs from this passage?The Sea of FaithWas once, too, at the full, and round earth’s shoreLay like the folds of a bright girdle furled.But now I only hearIts melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,Retreating, to the breathOf the night-wind, down the vast edges drearAnd naked shingles of the world. the poet probably believes in God
From the details in “Dover Beach,” what conclusion can you draw about the speaker’s attitude about the “Sea of Faith”? the speaker believes people no longer have faith
What emotional words does Arnold use in the passage about the “Sea of Faith” to create the mood? melancholy, withdrawing, retreating
Which best paraphrases the final three lines of “Dover Beach”? We live in a confusing world, guided only by ourselves
How do the sensory images in the first two stanzas create the mood? The rhythmic flow of the ocean’s waves creates a peaceful mood.
To whom is “Recessional” addressed? to God
What is the “recessional” to which the tittle refers? I. part of the parade connected with Queen Victoria’s Diamond JubileeII. the possible decline of the British Empire
What do Kipling’s words “we hold/ Domininon over palm and pine-” refer? the extent of the British Empire
How do the last two lines of this passage affect the mood of the stanza?God of our fathers, known of old, Lord of our far-flung battle-line, Beneath whose awful Hand we hold Dominion over palm and pine— Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget—lest we forget! They create a sense of sincere desperation
What conclusions can you draw about the speaker’s attitude from these lines?Lo, all our pomp of yesterday/ Is one with Ninevah and Tyre! The speaker believes the greatness of Britain could all disappear, just as did that of Ninevah and Tyre
To whom does the title of “the Widow at Windsor” refer? Queen Victoria
What conclusions can you draw about the speaker from this passage? Walk wide o’ the Widow at Windsor, For ‘alf o’ Creation she owns:We ‘ave bought ‘er the same with the sword an’ the flame, An’ we’ve salted it down with our bones. the speaker is a soldier who serves in the Widow’s army
What did Emily Bronte write? “Remembrance”
What poems did Thomas Hardy write? “The Darking Thrush” and “Ah, Are you Digging my Grave”
What did Gerald Manley Hopkins write? “God’s Grandeur” and “Spring and Fall”
What did A.E. Houseman write? “To an Athlete Dying Young” and “When I Was One-and-Twenty”
Who wrote the quote and what poem is it from?”How do I love thee” Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Sonnet 43
“With their triumph and their glories and therest love is the best” Robert Browning; Love Among the Ruins
“He works his work, I mine” Tennyson; Ulysses
“Cold in the earth, and the deep snow piled above thee” Emily Bronte; Remembrance
“To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield” Tennyson; Ulysses
“The sea is calm tonight “ Arnold; Dover Beach
“The sea is calm tonight The tide is full, the moon lies fair Upon the straits; on the French coast” Life in a Love; Browning
While I am I and you are you so long as the world contains us bothe me the loving and you the loth” Tennyson; Lady of Shallott
“By the island in the river Flowing down to Camelot” Dover Beach;Arnold