Hamlet Test Review

Character and Their Relationship To Hamlet King Hamlet father
Character and Their Relationship To Hamlet Claudius uncle
Character and Their Relationship To Hamlet’ Gertrude mother
Character and Their Relationship To Hamlet Ophelia lover
Character and Their Relationship To Hamlet Horatio close friend
Identify the Quote: “A little more than kin, a little less than kind.” Hamlet is disagreeing about his uncle marrying his mother
Identify the Quote: “How is it the clouds still hang on you?” The King asks why Hamlet is still upset about his father’s death
Identify the Quote:”Not so, my lord, I am too much i’th’ sun” Hamlet explains to Claudius that he was his father’s son and he loved him
Identify the Quote:”Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and a friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.” Polonius explains that Laertes should be able to manage himself and not borrow
Identify the Quote:”This above all: to thine own self be true.” Polonius is saying that nothing matters more than how we act about ourselves
Identify the Quote:”These are but wild and whirling words, my lord.” Horatio is explaining and talking about Hamlet’s madness
Identify the Quote:”There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Hamlet is saying nothing is good or bad until YOU think it is
Identify the Quote:”Brevity is the soul of wit.” Hamlet is saying that there is no briefer way of expressing his thoughts
Identify the Quote:”More matter, with less art.” Gertrude says this meaning get to the point and stop blabbing
Identify the Quote:”Excellent well. You are a fishmonger.” Hamlet is saying that Polonius was a man that works with fish
Identify the Quote:”Though this be madness, yet there is method in it.” Polonius is saying that Hamlet is not completely mad
Identify the Quote:”I am mad north-north west. When the wind is southernly, I know a hawk from a handsaw.” Hamlet is saying that he is not completely mad
Identify the Quote:”The play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king.” Hamlet says this because he wants the reader to know that Claudius should flinch while seeing the play of his father’s death
Cause and EffectPolonius sends his servant Reynaldo to Paris to spy on Laertes Confirms his beliefs about Laertes’ misconduct
Cause and EffectHamlet wants to react his father’s death to Claudius prove that Claudius killed his father
Cause and Effect Polonius wants to spy on Ophelia and Hamlet wants to see if Hamlet really loves Ophelia
Cause and Effect Ophelia tells her dad about Hamlet’s strange appearance to her Polonius thinks Hamlet is crazy
Cause and Effect Claudius/Gertrude sent Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to see Hamlet they want to see if Hamlet is truly mad
Act 2 Study Questions:Why is Ophelia Upset? Hamlet has gone mad
Act 2 Study Questions:Why does Polonius believe Hamlet is mad? Hamlet is not speaking, just making funny gestures
Act 2 Study Questions:Who are Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? Why do Claudius and Gertrude ask them to stay at Elsinore? Hamlet’s old friends and they asked them to stay because they want to know if Hamlet is mad
Act 2 Study Questions:How is Polonius going to test his theory about the reason for Hamlet’s madness? Polonius will listen to a convocation between Hamlet and Ophelia
Act 2 Study Questions:How does Hamlet behave toward Polonius when they meet? Hamlet acts like he doesn’t know who he is
Act 2 Study Questions:What does Hamlet force R and G to admit? They were spying on them
Act 2 Study Questions:Why does Hamlet ask the player to recite a section of a play about the Trojan War? he wants to hear if Claudius will get uncomfortable she they act the death of Hamlet
Act 2 Study Questions:What thoughts and feelings does Hamlet express in the soliloquy at the end of Act 2 Hamlet feels uncomfortable and anger- and he is also frustrated about his father’s death
Act 3-5 Study GuideHamlet son of Hamlet and Gertrude
Horatio best friend of Hamlet
Polonius Ophelia and Laertes’s father; killed by hamlet
Laertes brother to Ophelia; killed by hamlet
Ophelia girlfriend of Hamlet; committed suicide
King Hamlet Hamlet’s dead father, appeared to Hamlet as a ghost
King Claudius stepfather of Hamlet; killed his own brother and now wants to kill Hamlet
Queen Gertrude mother of Hamlet; killed by poison
Info about the ghost of King Hamlet:Who see him- Hamlet and Horatio
Info about the ghost of King Hamlet:Where is he seen? on the castle roof and in the great hall
Info about the ghost of King Hamlet:What information he provides- how he was killed
Hamlet’s unpredictable and often insane behavior throughout the play:How he acts- he is insane and sane at the same time
Hamlet’s unpredictable and often insane behavior throughout the play:What do others see about why he is acting that way? he was saying riddles and chanting things that don’t make sense
Death of Character:King Hamlet killed by Claudius with poison
Death of Character:King Fortinbras killed in a duel with King Hamlet
Death of Character:Ophelia committed suicide in a river
Death of Character-R and G executed when Hamlet switched the notes from the king
Death of Character-Hamlet killed by Laertes’ poison sword
Death of Character-Laertes killed by Hamlet during the dual
Death of Character-Claudius was killed by Hamlet being stabbed and making him drink the poison
Death of Character-Gertrude drank the poison cup made for Hamlet
Death of CharacterPolonius killed by being stabbed for eavesdropping on Hamlet and the Queen by Hamlet
Where? Denmark
Major Theme? revenge
Protagonist Hamlet
Antagonist Claudius
What does Claudius gain when he murdered his brother? Denmark and England
Why doesn’t Hamlet kill Claudius after the play? he didn’t want to kill him while he was being holy-he wanted to kill him while he was sinning
Whose skull does the gravedigger discover? the skull of a former jest of King Hamlet
Who schemes to kill Hamlet and what is the plan? Claudius and Laertes planned to poison a cup that he will drink after the dual, and if he didn’t drink it, Laertes would stab him with a poisoned blade
Who does Hamlet give the kingdom to? Fortinbras
Identify the Quote (again;)”To be or not to be, that is the question.” Hamlet Hamlet is deciding about whether or not he should take his own lifeIt is showing that he does not want to go thorough the pain of his father’s death
“To die, to sleep; —To sleep, perchance to dream: — ay, there’s the rub;For in that sleep of death what dreams may come” • Hamlet• Talking about death• He is saying that why put up with all the pain and suffering when you can end your life. Death is just a long sleep.
“Get thee to a nunnery: why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners…What should such fellows as I do crawling between earth and heaven? We are arrant knaves all; believe none of us.” • Hamlet• He is telling Ophelia to go and be a nun• Hamlet is telling Ophelia to go away from him and be a nun because that is what she should be.
“The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” doth protest too much, methinks.” (Act III, Sc. II). • Gertrude• Saying the Queen is too dramatic• Gertrude is watching the play and she sees the man playing her, and she says that she is acting too dramatic about King Hamlet’s death, showing that she didn’t really care about her husband.
I will speak daggers to her, but use none.” • Hamlet• He is saying he will not use weapons, but he will use his words.• Hamlet was saying that he would not take violence as an answer, but he would use his words kindly but strongly.
Oh, my offence is rank. It smells to heaven. • Claudius • He is repenting on the killing of his brother, king Hamlet• Claudius went to pray, and he says that his crime is so rotten that it stinks all the way to heaven.
“O Hamlet, speak no more: Thou turn’st my very eyes into my soul, And there I see such black and grained spots” • Gertrude • She says that she realizes what has happened to her husband.• Gertrude is talking to Hamlet, telling him that her sins are so thick and black they will never wash away.
There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember. And there is pansies, that’s for thoughts or thoughts (Act IV, Sc. V)• Ophelia• She is talking about the flowers she was handing out to her friends and family• Ophelia was talking about the rosemary and how they should remember her.
“Exchange forgiveness with me, noble Hamlet. Mine and my father’s death come not upon thee,” • Hamlet• He was talking to Horatio about his wrongdoings • Horatio was dicussing how Hamlet was going insane and Hamlet was apologizing
“Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” • Horatio • He was talking about the death of Hamlet• Horatio was saying that Hamlet lived a good life and he did not deserve to die.
“Bear Hamlet like a a soldier to the stage, For he was likely, had he been put on, To have proved most royal;” • Fortinbras • He was talking about how great of a king hamlet would have been if he had lived