Hamlet test review

1. Hamlet is the Prince of which country? Denmark
2. The name of Hamlet’s castle is? Elsinore Kronborg Castle
3. Why is Hamlet upset when the play opens? Because his Dad just died
4. At the beginning of the play, which Prince is threatening Hamlet’s boarders? Fortinbras
5. What is Hamlet’s mother’s name? Gertrude is the Queen of Denmark, and King Hamlet’s widow, now married to Claudius, and mother to Hamlet.
6. Who is Hamlet’s best friend throughout the whole play? Horatio
7. What things does the Ghost tell Hamlet? ghost tells Hamlet to do three things.The ghost informs him that he was not killed by a snake bite, as most people were led to believe, but rather was killed by his brother Claudius, who now is married to Hamlet’s mother and is King.
8. How does Hamlet decide to test the ghost’s story? By having the actors perform a play called mouse trap.
9. Who is Ophelia? She is a young noblewoman of Denmark, the daughter of Polonius, sister of Laertes, and potential wife of Prince Hamlet. She is one of the two female characters in the play.
10. What one word best describes Hamlet overall in Act I? Depressed
11. Why does Polonius hire Reynaldo? Reynaldo is asked to spy on Laertes in France. Polonius is concerned that his son is not actingLike how he should.
12. What do the king and queen ask Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to do? Spy on Hamlet and see what is wrong with him.
13. Why does Gertrude think Hamlet is acting crazy? Because she married to early.
14. Why does Polonius think Hamlet is acting crazy? According to Polonius, several contributing factors appear to have pushed Hamlet over the edge, including his father’s recent death, his mother’s swift remarriage to the possible culprit and his love for Polonius’ daughter Ophelia. At first, he attributes the majority of Hamlet’s symptoms of insanity to scorned love, but later he suspects that his answer may be too simple.
15. Why do Rosencrantz and Guildenstern think Hamlet is acting crazy? Because of denied love.
16. Why is Claudius afraid Hamlet is acting crazy? Because he might know that he killed Hamlet’s dad.
17. What does Hamlet call Denmark when he meets Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? Denmark is a prison.
18. What is the name of the play Hamlet asks the actors to perform? The mousetrap aka The murder of Gonzago
19. Hamlet does not trust the Ghost at first. Why does he say he does not trust him? Hamlet is not sure if he can trust the ghost. In his time, ghosts were usually considered an omen of evil.
20. During the play, who is Hamlet particularly mean to? Ophelia
21. What is Hamlet talking about in the “To Be or Not to Be” speech? is basically contemplating suicide on and off throughout his soliloquies. In this soliloquy, he compares death to a little sleep, which he thinks wouldn’t be so bad. The only catch is that we might have dreams when dead—bad dreams.
22. What does Hamlet tell Ophelia that really hurts her? I loved you once.
23. How does Hamlet ask the players to change the play? Adds 15 lines to reenact his father’s murder.
24. What advice does Hamlet give the players? Not to add any lines or overact.
25. What is Claudius’ reaction to the play? He gets up and leaves.
26. After the play, what does Hamlet have proof of? That Claudius murder his father.
27. What does Hamlet have to talk himself out of when he goes to speak with his mother? Killing her. He will use words like daggers but no actual daggers.
28. Who does Hamlet stab behind the curtain in his mother’s room? Polonius
29. Hamlet tells his mother he can forgive her, but what does she have to do first? Stop sleeping with Claudius then I can forgive you in time.
30. After Hamlet kills Polonius, what important fact doesn’t Gertrude tell Claudius? That her father died and Hamlet killed him.
31. Where does Hamlet hide the body of Polonius? He buried it food for the worms.
32. Why does Claudius say he has not done anything about Hamlet’s madness up to this point? Because Hamlet is loved by everyone.
33. What does Claudius plan will happen to Hamlet when he gets to England? He plans to have the king exacuateed​ Hamlet.
34. Hamlet runs into a member of Fortinbra’s army on his way to the ship. What does the soldier tell Hamlet they are fighting for? A piece of land in Poland no one would want to farm on.
35. When Laertes first arrives in Denmark, what false information had he received? That Claudius killed his father.
36. How was Polonius buried? In silence it was kept secret.
37. Claudius strokes Laertes ego by telling him he has a reputation as a pro in what sport? Fencing the best around.
38. What is the plan that Laertes and Claudius come up with to kill Hamlet? To let Hamlet get the first strike and poison the pearl. Then posion Hamlet’s wine. Poison Laertes sword and remove the blunt.
39. How does Ophelia die? She drowns herself in a lake.
40. Whose grave are the gravediggers digging? A girl who is Ophelia
41. Why do the gravediggers think this person should not be buried in the churchyard? Because she committed suicide.
42. What does Hamlet say happens to all men and women, even great men and women, after they die? They just turn into dust.
43. How do Rosencrantz and Guildenstern die? They get executed in England because Hamlet switched the letter names.
44. How does Claudius die? By Hamlet throwing a sword into his chest then he rams him with the chandelier then makes him drink poisoned wine.
45. How does Gertrude die? By drinking the poisoned wine meant for Hamlet
46. How does Laertes die? By falling off the railing.
47. How does Hamlet die? By Laertes poisoned sword.
48. Why does Hamlet ask Horatio not to commit suicide? To tell people his story and how he wasn’t insane.
49. Who becomes king of Denmark after Claudius dies? Fortinbras
50. Hamlet Hamlet, Prince of Denmark The crown prince of Denmark who returns from the university in Wittenberg, Germany, to find his father dead, his mother married to the king’s brother Claudius, and Claudius newly self-crowned King.
51. Gertrude Gertrude, Queen of Denmark Prince Hamlet’s mother, King Hamlet’s widow, King Claudius’ wife.
52. Horatio A commoner, Horatio went to school with Hamlet and remains his loyal best friend.
53. Claudius Claudius, King of Denmark Dead King Hamlet’s brother who has usurped the throne and married his sister-in-law.
54. Ophelia Daughter of Polonius, sister of Laertes, Ophelia is beloved of Hamlet.
55. Reynaldo Young man whom Polonius instructs and sends to Paris to observe and report on Laertes’ conduct.
56. Fortinbras King of Norway, bound to avenge his father’s death by the Danes’ hands.
57. Ghost Spirit of the late King Hamlet, condemned to walk the earth until his soul is cleansed of its sins.
58. Laertes A student in Paris, Laertes is Polonius’ son and Ophelia’s brother; he returns from school because of King Hamlet’s death, leaves to go back to Paris, and then returns again after his own father’s murder.
59. Polonius The elderly Lord Chamberlain, chief counselor to Claudius.
60. Rosencrantz Classmates of Hamlet’s in Wittenberg. Claudius summons them to Elsinore to spy on Prince Hamlet.
61. Yorick Hamlet holds up the unearthed skull of Yorick, a court jester Hamlet knew and loved as a young boy. The skull itself is a physical reminder of the finality of death.
62. When was Shakespeare born? April 1564, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
63. Where was Shakespeare born? April 1564, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
64. What is the full name of the woman Shakespeare married? Anne Hathaway
65. Why did Shakespeare marry her? He got her pregnant.
66. How many children did they have together? Hamnet ShakespeareSonSusanna HallDaughterJudith QuineyDaughter 3 total
67. What did Shakespeare leave to his wife in his will? their ‘second best bed’ in his last will and testament, probate records show. Britain’s most famous playwright William Shakespeare left his wife their ‘second best bed’ in his will.
68. What did Shakespeare’s father do for a living? was a glover. He earned extra income through his involvement with illegal and unlicensed wool dealing and was called to court twice on charges related to this side business.
69. How many plays did Shakespeare write? For now at least, it is still safe to say Shakespeare did indeed write the 37 plays and 154 sonnets credited to him. Yes, so much so that in 1597, he bought one of the most prestigious properties in all of Stratford, The New Place.
70. What was the name of Shakespeare’s theater? Globe Theatre
71. How did Shakespeare make his fortune in his lifetime? (hint, it was not as an actor) Shareholder of Globe Theatre

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