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 of the following characters 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 itself
. Which of the characters survive the play? Fortinbras, Horatio, and Osric
What does Hamlet claim to be able to tell the difference between when the wind is from the south A hawk and a handsaw
In whose history of Denmark did Shakespeare find background material for his play? Saxo Grammaticus
How does Ophelia die? She drowns in the river.
. Whose story does Hamlet ask the players to tell upon their arrival to Elsinore? Priam and Hecuba’s
. Why, according to Polonius, has Hamlet gone mad? ) He is in love with Ophelia.
Who is the last character to die in the play Hamlet
How many characters die during the course of the play? Eight
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 character speaks the first line of the play? ) Bernardo
. In which year was Hamlet most likely written? ) 1601
. Which of Claudius and Laertes’ traps for Hamlet succeeds in killing him? The poisoned sword
Which character speaks from beneath the stage toward the end of Act I? The ghost
Who returns Hamlet to Denmark after his exile? A group of pirates
“The lady doth protest too much methinks” Hamlet then turns to his mother and asks her, “Madam, how like you this play?”, to which she replies “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” Gertrude (who may or may not be aware that the queen in the play is a stand-in for her) is saying that the Player Queen is promising too much.
Approximately how much time has passed between the death of King Hamlet and the remarriage of Gertrude to Claudius? two months