Hamlet Quiz

Who wrote Hamlet? William Shakespeare
Where was Hamlet written? London, England
Where is Hamlet located in the story’s setting? DenmarkElsinore Castle
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 bedroom
How did Claudius murder King Hamlet? Pouring poison in his ear
Where is the university at which Horatio and Hamlet studied? Wittenberg
Whose skull does Hamlet discover in the churchyard? Yorick’s, the former court jester
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
Which of the following groups of characters survive the play?Fortinbras, Horatio, and OsricPrince Hamlet, Polonius, and GertrudeOphelia, Laertes, and King HamletClaudius, Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern 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’s 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? 8
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 of the following years was Hamlet most likely written?1570160115811610 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