|Act 2 opens in a room in Polonius’ house, two months after_____ has seen his father’s ghost.
|Where does Polonius send Reynaldo and why does he send him there?
|Paris–to spy on Laertes and gather information
|How does Polonius want Reynaldo to find out the information about Laertes?
|He will tell lies about Laertes behavior to see if people there agree that those things are happening.
|What has Hamlet done that frightens Ophelia?Describe Hamlet’s appearance.
|Hamlet came into her room looking very out of sorts, almost like a ghost.no hat, unbuttoned shirt, dirty stockings around his ankles, pale/knees knocking together
|What did Ophelia think was wrong with Hamlet?
|She is afraid Hamlet has gone mad due to his love for her…because she obeyed her father and wouldn’t see him and sent his letters back.
|Why does Polonius go to see the King after the incident with Hamlet and Ophelia?
|to tell the king and queen he knows why Hamlet is ‘crazy’–he’s love crazed for Ophelia
|Who are Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?
|Hamlet’s childhood friends
|Why has the King sent for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?
|to spend time with Hamlet and to see if they can get him to have some fun, and see if they can find out what’s bothering him.
|Which character brings Claudius news from Norway?
|What news does Voltemand bring from Norway?
|That the king of Norway thought his nephew, Fortinbras, had planned to attack Poland but found out he planned to attack Denmark.
|What request does Norway make of Denmark?
|to march their troops through Denmark on the way to Poland
|What does Gertrude mean when she says to Polonius, “more matter with less art”?
|stick to the point (He’s talking too much. She wants him to tell them why he thinks Hamlet is mad.)
|When telling the king and queen why he thinks Hamlet is ‘mad’, Polonius uses the phrase, “Brevity is the soul of wit…I will be brief.” How is this ironic?
|He is not brief at all! He talks a lot before he finally tells the king and queen why he thinks hamlet has gone mad.
|To what does Polonius attribute Hamlet’s madness?
|Ophelia rejected Hamlet by not seeing him or accepting his messages or gifts
|Hamlet repeatedly questions Rosencrantz and Guildenstern about their reasons for visiting him. What does he finally get them to admit?
|that they were brought in to spy on him to figure out if he’s insane
|What play does Hamlet ask the players to perform on the following night? What does he want the player to add to it?
|The Murder of Gonzago (It’s a play where a king is murdered.)a speech of 12-16 lines he composed
|Why does Hamlet want the actors to perform the play, “The Murder of Gonzago”?
|so he can watch Claudius and see if he shows signs of guilt when he watches the actors perform. If he looks guilty, then Hamlet will be convinced he killed Hamlet’s father.
|What does Hamlet mean when he says these words?”The play’s the thingWherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king”?
|He hopes to see Claudius show guilt when he sees the play so that Hamlet will know for sure he killed Hamlet’s father.
Hamlet Act 2 quiz review
August 29, 2019