Hamlet: Know the Play

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 do Hamlet and Laertes fight during Ophelia’s funeral? Inside the grave itself
How many characters dies in the play? Eight
Which of the following characters survive the play? Fortinbras, Horatio, and Osric
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
Who is the last character to die in the play? Hamlet
In what country do Rosencrantz and Guildenstern die? England
Who killed Fortinbras’s father? Hamlet’s father
Which of Claudius and Laertes’ traps for Hamlet succeeds in killing him? The poisoned sword
Of whom does Hamlet say, “Frailty, thy name is woman”? Gertrude
What do Polonius and Laertes warn Ophelia about in Act I? That she should be careful to preserve her virtue in her dealings with Hamlet and should not believe all that he tells her
What’s the meaning of hamlet’s words “The play’s the thing/ Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of a king”? He wants to find out whether Claudius is killed King Hamlet
What is “The Murder of Gonzago”? The play that Hamlet asks the players to perform
Who says, “In second husband let me be accurst, / None wed the second, but who killed the first”? Player Queen
Who is killed in Act III? Polonius
In which act does the first dearth in the play occur? Act III
What happens at the very beginning of Act V? The gravediggers engage in a humorous discussion of the propriety of burying a suicide in the consecrated ground
Who has the last word in Hamlet? Fortinbras: “Go bid the soldiers shoot.”
The man sent by Polonius to spy on Laertes Reynaldo
A gravedigger Clown
The courtier who delivers the terms of the duel to Hamlet Osric
One of the two guards who see the ghost at the beginning of the play Marcellus
One of the ambassadors who is sent to Norway at the beginning of the play Voltimand
The man who delivers the news that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern have been executed English Ambassador
Does not actually appear in the play; Claudius tells Laertes that this man spoke highly of Laertes skill in fencing Lamord
The spirit – seemingly – of Hamlet’s father the Ghost
Hamlet’s loyal friend Horatio
Hamlet’s disloyal friend Guildenstern
Hamlet’s uncle Claudius
Hamlet’s mother Gertrude
Father of Hamlet’s girlfriend Polonius
Hamlet’s girlfriend Ophelia
first to die King Fortinbras
second to die King Hamlet
third to die Polonius
fourth to die Ophelia
fifth to die Gertrude
sixth to die Claudius
seventh to die Laertes
last to die Hamlet
it is impossible to tell exactly when this character(s) died Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern

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