Hamlet Plot Questions

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 itself
Which 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
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
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
How did Hamlet die? Death by Laertes’ sword
How did Laertes die? Death by Hamlet’s sword
How does Claudius die? Death by Hamlet’s sword and poison cup
How does Gertrude die? Drinks out of the poison cup herself.
How does Polonius die? Stabbed by Hamlet