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Hamlet, Act 1

Quiz by Don Leibold

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  • Q1
    1.1 Who joins Bernardo, the watchman, on his watch of the castle?
    Francisco and Prince Hamlet
    Francisco and Horatio
    Marcellus and Horatio
    Prince Hamlet and Marcellus
  • Q2
    1.1 What do Marcellus and Bernardo want to show Horatio?
    A ghost
    Prince Hamlet
    Other watchmen
    Their wives
  • Q3
    1.1 What proves to Horatio that the ghost is that of King Hamlet?
    His story
    His accent
    His resemblance to Prince Hamlet
    His armor
  • Q4
    1.1 How does Horatio explain the appearance of King Hamlet’s ghost?
    He claims it’s a sign of the King’s wishes for his son.
    He says it’s a sign of peace.
    He calls it a sign of the occult.
    He says it’s a warning sign.
  • Q5
    1.1 Who is Fortinbras?
    Prince of Norway
    King of Norway
    Prince of Denmark
    King of Denmark
  • Q6
    1.2 Who is now married to King Hamlet’s wife?
  • Q7
    1.2 What does King Claudius say he is in mourning over?
    His recent marriage
    The death of his son
    The death of his brother
    The death of his father
  • Q8
    1.2 What do Claudius and Gertrude want Prince Hamlet to do?
    Go back to school
    Stay close to them
    Get married
    Become the king
  • Q9
    1.2 What does Prince Hamlet contemplate doing because he is so upset?
    Attacking Fortinbras
    Running away
    Killing himself
  • Q10
    1.2 What does Fortinbras want from Claudius?
    Lands that once belonged to Norway
    A tax from the peasants
    A marriage to Ophelia
    A position in the Danish court
  • Q11
    1.3,4 - What does Laertes warn Ophelia about?
    Claudius’s position as king
    Falling in love with Hamlet
    Being responsible for their family property
    Taking care of Polonius
  • Q12
    1.3,4 - What is Laertes’ main objection to Ophelia’s feelings?
    Hamlet is interested in other women.
    Hamlet fears the institution of marriage.
    Hamlet has obligations to his country.
    Hamlet does not respect their father.
  • Q13
    1.3,4 - What does Polonius say about Ophelia’s relationship with Hamlet?
    He simply wants her to be happy.
    He believes that Hamlet is a good match for her.
    He forbids her from seeing him anymore.
    He does not believe that Hamlet has feelings for her.
  • Q14
    1.3,4 - What does Hamlet overhear while waiting for the ghost to appear?
    The revelry of the King
    Ophelia crying
    The sounds of battle
    His own conscience
  • Q15
    1.3,4 - Why do Horatio and Marcellus follow after Hamlet and the ghost?
    To overhear the ghost’s secrets
    To warn them of impending danger
    To bring him back to the King’s party
    To protect Hamlet

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