Hamlet Test REVIEW

Who is one of Hamlet’s school friends? Horatio
Laertes asks permission to return to where? France
Who is the Secretary of State of Denmark? Polonius
“A little more than kin, and less than kind” Hamlet is talking about his uncle
“…think yourself a baby, that you have taken these tenders for true pay, which are not sterling.” Polonius compares Hamlet’s vows of love for Ophelia to worthless currency
“I could a tale unfold whose lightest word would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, make thy two eyes like stars start from their spheres…” The ghost is telling Hamlet the things he has seen in the afterlife
Who says the following? “Do not, as some ungracious pastors do, show me the steep and thorny way to heave, while like a puff’d and reckless libertine, himself the primrose path of dalliance treads and wrecks not his own rede.” Ophelia
“Something rotten in the state of Denmark.” Marcellus
“Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend. And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all, to thine own self be true…” Polonius
“But you must know, your father lost a father; That anther lost, lost his…” Claudius
“Frailty thy name is woman!” Hamlet
What other Shakespearean play is mentioned in Act I of Hamlet? Julius Caesar
What does Polonius ask Reynaldo to do? spy on Laertes
With the approval of his uncle, young Fortinbras has decided to invade what country? Poland
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern have been summoned to the Danish court to do what? Find the cause of Hamlet’s madness
“You cannot, sir, take from me anything that I will more willingly part withal; except my life, except my life, except my life.” Hamlet voices his despair at life to Polonius
“…that great baby you see there is not yet out of his swaddling clouts.” Hamlet referring to Polonius
“Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.” Polonius said this as an aside while speaking with Hamlet
“What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty!” Hamlet
“More matter, with less art.” Gertrude
“Your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth…By indirections find directions out…” Polonius
Hamlet asks the player to perform which play? The Murder of Gonzago
Hamlet compares Polonius with what Bible character? Jephthah
After the play, Claudius decides to send Hamlet where? to England to collect an overdue tribut
Hamlet asks what friend to help him watch the king during the play? Horatio
Why does Hamlet hesitate to kill Claudius when the king is kneeling? Hamlet doesn’t want Claudius’ soul to go to heaven
“Rich gifts wax poor tax when givers prove unkind” Ophelia speaking to Hamlet
“My words fly up, my thoughts remain below; Words without thoughts never go to heaven.” Claudius admits he doesn’t want to repent
“How smart a lash that speech doth give my conscience!” Claudius in an aside while Polonius speaks to Ophelia
“To be or not to be…that is the question…” Hamlet
“The lady doth protest too much methinks.” Gertrude
“…till I set up a glass where you may see the inmost part of you.” Hamlet
Where would the mocking Hamlet have Claudius look for the body of Polonius? hell
Who is ordered to follow Ophelia offstage after her mad scene with the King and Queen? Horatio
“When sorrows come, they come not in single spies, but in battalions.” Claudius to Gertrude, grieving over Ophelia’s madness
“…he being remiss, most generous and free from all contriving, will not peruse the fails, so that, with ease or with a little shuffling, you may choose a sword unabated and in a pass of practice requite him for your father.” Claudius suggesting that Laertes use a sharp sword to avenge his father’s death
Claudius tells Laertes he didn’t strike back to Hamlet for his treachery for two reasons, what were they? His devotion for Gertrude and His fear of Hamlet’s popularity with the common people.
Ophelia imagines herself distributing herbs and flowers after her fathers death. Which flower symbolized deceitfulness and false hood? daisy
At the graveside of his sister, who is Laertes disgusted with? the priest
Who dies as a result of drinking from Hamlet’s cup? Gertrude
“Forty thousand brothers could not, with all their quantity of love, make up my sum.” Hamlet
“Let Hercules himself do what he may, the cat will mew and dog will have his day.” Hamlet
“The king, the king’s to blame.” Laertes
“There’s a divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them how we will.” Hamlet
“Now cracks a nobel heart. Good night, sweet prince, and flight of angels sing thee to thy rest.” Horatio
While philosophizing about the shortness of life, who does Hamlet hold up the skull of? Yorick
According to the clowns, who builds the strongest? gallows makers
According to the first down, where are all men “mad”? England
At the end of the play, who will be the new king of Denmark? Fortinbras