Whom does Polonius send to France to spy on Laertes? Reynaldo send Polonius to France to spy on Laertes
Where does the ghost appear during the play? The castle ramparts and Gertrude’s bedchamber
How many characters die? Eight characters die
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 cannot see the ghost
Who are Claudius poisoned? Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
Who is the first character to see the ghost? Marcellus is the first character to see the ghost
How is Claudius related to Hamlet before marrying Gertrude? He is the brother of Hamlet’s father, and therefore Hamlet’s uncle
What does Laertes warn Ophelia against? Falling in love with Hamlet
Who does the ghost call the second time he appears in the play? Hamlet
What does the ghost ask Hamlet to do Avenge his death by murdering Claudius
Who does Claudius ask to keep an eye on Hamlet? Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
What reason does Polonius offer for Hamlet’s madness? He loves Ophelia
Where is Hamlet set in? In Denmark
Who killed Hamlet’s father? Claudius killed Hamlet’s father
Who kills Polonius? Hamlet kills Polonius
Where is Polonius when he is killed? Hiding behind a curtain
Why does Claudius send Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to England? To order Hamlet’s death
Who does Hamlet address in the graveyard, while holding the skull? Yorick
What causes Ophelia’s death? Drowning
Who becomes King of Denmark in the end of the play? Fortinbras becomes King of Denmark in the end of the play
How did Hamlet’s father die? Poison was poured into his ear
Where do Rosencrantz and Guildenstern die? England
How does Hamlet cause the death of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? Hamlet switches the order for their death for the paper
In which of the following years 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? Ghost
Who returns Hamlet to Denmark after his exile? Group of pirates returns Hamlet to Denmark after his exile
What religion was Denmark at time of writing? Protestant was Denmark at time of writing
Where does Hamlet say Ophelia should go? a nunnery
Where does the ghost say he wanders? Purgatory
Who survives in the play? Horatio survives in the play
Who saves Hamlet’s life? Pirates saves Hamlet’s life
What does Hamlet call Polonius? Fishmonger