Test Answers on Hamlet

Hamlet Characters

Hamlet The Prince of Denmark, the title character, and the protagonist. About thirty years old at the start of the play, Hamlet is the son of Queen Gertrude and the late King Hamlet, and the nephew of the present king, Claudius. Hamlet is melancholy, bitter, and cynical, full of hatred for his uncle’s scheming and […]

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Hamlet Act 2

question How much time has passed between Act One and Two? How do you know? answer Three months have passed since between acts, since it says two months dead, then she marries one month later. question What is Polonious telling Reynaldo to do? What does this tell us about Polonious and his way of thinking […]

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Hamlet Quote

question 1.2 Hamlet to Claudius, emphasising his mistreatment by the latter and their close relationship answer a little more than kin, and less than kind question 1.2 Hamlet describes that his grief extends beyond his clothing answer ’tis not alone my inky cloak question 1.2 (soliloquy) Hamlet laments the fact Christian teaching prohibits suicide answer […]

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Hamlet Study Guide Final (Kantor)

question How do you know there are big preparations for war going on in Denmark? Why are they going on? answer Changing of the guard, Fortinbras wants to take back land lost from his father question Identify Bernardo, Francisco, Marcellus, Horatio, and King Hamlet. answer Bernardo, Fransisco, and Marcellus: Guards Horatio: Hamlet’s BFF King Hamlet: […]

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Hamlet Study Guide Test Questions

question Where does this play take place? answer Denmark (Castle Elsinore) question As the play opens, Horatio joins Marcellus and Bernardo at their night watch. Why has Horatio joined them? answer To see the apparition. question How does Horatio interpret the appearance of the ghost? answer He looks like the late King Hamlet question What […]

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Hamlet, Part 8: Themes

question Which is an objective summary of the “forgiveness triumphs” theme that is developed in Act V of Hamlet? answer The scene where Laertes asks forgiveness helps demonstrate that forgiveness can be more powerful than revenge. question What is the first step in determining the theme in a play? answer Identify an important topic in […]

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Hamlet, Part 1: An Introduction to Elizabethan Theater

question To understand in a drama, the reader must weigh a character’s words against other information in the text. answer characterization question In a drama, how do audiences learn about a character? Check all that apply. through the character’s own words through what other characters say through narration about the character through the actions the […]

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Hamlet, Part 1: An Introduction to Elizabethan Theater (QUIZ 100%)

question Sort the tiles by whether they best describe Elizabethan audiences or today’s audiences. answer Elizabethan: attend open-air theatres can eat during the show often talk, cheer, or boo Today: attend indoor theatres watch plays quietly question Act I. Scene iv. The Platform. Enter HAMLET, HORATIO, and MARCELLUS. Hamlet: The air bites shrewdly; it is […]

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Hamlet, Part 1: An Introduction to Elizabethan Theater Assignment

question What does the audience learn about the setting of the play from the opening lines of the first scene? Check all that apply. answer -The weather is cold. -It is late at night. -The story takes place at a castle. question How do the setting and dialogue in the first scene of Hamlet affect […]

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Hamlet (Act Two)

question What is ironic about Polonius’ attempt to learn about Laertes’ life in Paris? answer If Reynaldo follows Polonius’ instructions, he will essentially ruin Laertes’ reputation while trying to gather information. question Why would Polonius immediately jump to the conclusion that Hamlet is mad for Ophelia’s love? answer Ophelia’s description of Hamlet in unfastened and […]

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Hamlet Act I-V

question How does Shakespeare begin the play with an immediate sense of suspense? answer The guards are speaking of a figure they’ve seen in the night. question What probably important exposition is revealed in this scene? answer The ghost is the late king, Hamlet. question Why has Horatio been asked to join the soldiers in […]

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Hamlet – Literature

question At the time, women were required to be utterly subservient to men, given limited education and career choices, and subjected to stringent rules of etiquette and dress. Queen Elizabeth herself is quoted as saying: “Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.” Elizabeth remained single throughout her life because marrying would have meant […]

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Hamlet: act 3, scene 2

question at the beginning of this scene, shakespeare gives the audience a glimpse into his true feelings about actors and audiences through the words of Hamlet. Paraphrase Hamlets message about these two groups from his first paragraph of the scene. then, explain whats humorous about shakespeares opinion of the groundlings in the audience, given the […]

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Hamlet Summary

question Act 1 Scene 1 answer The play begins on the outer ramparts of Elsinore castle. It is late and Francisco, a guard, is on duty waiting for Bernardo to relieve him from his watch. Francisco is nervous because the previous two nights he and Bernardo have seen a figure who appears to be the […]

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hamlet question

question Act I, Scene i: Elsinore. A platform before the Castle. answer question 1. Who are the first characters we meet? answer Barnardo + Francisco question 2. What is the atmosphere of the scene? What evidence is there that adds to the atmosphere? answer dark and moody question 3. What is the story of King […]

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Hamlet- Act 1- Summary of Scenes

question Act 1 . scene 1 (Bernardo, Marcellus, Horatio) answer the guards bring Horatio to see the ghost (king Hamlet) question Act 1, scene 2 (Hamlet, Claudius, Gertrude, Polonus, Laertes and Ophelia) answer Claudius is King, Hamlet is still mourning; Laertes gets to go to Paris; Horatio tells Hamlet about the ghost question Act1, scene […]

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English 10 – Hamlet

question Where does the play take place? (Act 1 Scene 1) answer Denmark question As the play opens, Horatio joins Marcellus and Bernardo at their night watch. Why has Horatio joined them? (Act 1 Scene 1) answer They have seen a ghost of Hamlet’s father for two nights. Horatio is a good friend of Hamlet’s […]

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Hamlet – 1565 words – Flashcard

question Why has Horatio been asked to keep watch with the guards? answer Horatio is a scholar; he makes sure the guards are not lying. question What is the political situation in Denmark and Norway that has caused the present state of national unrest? answer Hamlet’s father has just taken the lands of Fortinbras, and […]

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Hamlet: act 1, scene 5

what do most people think was the cause of king hamlets death? what was the actual cause of his death? bit by a snake; claudius poured poison in his ear what does the ghost want hamlet to do avenge him and seek revenge on claudius what is hamlets response to the ghosts request he agrees […]

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HAMLET- Act 3, Scene 3

Summarise the events of the scene. Claudius says Hamlet is a danger, and orders Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to prepare to leave for England. They agree that if the King were to die it would be a tragedy for the country, and exit. Polonius enters with news: Hamlet is headed to Gertrude’s room, where Polonius will […]

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HAMLET STUDY GUIDE (ACT I – ACT V)

question Identify Bernardo, Francisco, and Marcellus. answer All guards and friends of Hamlet. question Identify Horatio. answer Best friend of Hamlet and servant of King Hamlet. question Identify King Hamlet. answer Ghost in the play and father of Prince Hamlet. question What had Bernardo seen at a prior watch? answer The ghost of King Hamlet. […]

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