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"The Tragedy of Hamlet"--William Shakespeare

Considered one of Shakespeare's finest plays, "Hamlet" is a very moving tragedy. If you have just read or seen it, this should be easy. If it has been a while, it may be a bit harder. See how well you know plot summary and quotations. Have fun!


Quiz ID:#25909
Fun:*** (2.32)
Difficulty:** (2.02)
Category:Literature > Shakespeare
Created By:trewq*us*!!!




#1   At the beginning of the play, how does Francisco say his guard watch has been?

#2   Bernardo is explaining how he last saw the Ghost when Marcellus interrupts because he sees it. Who questions it first?

#3   Who are the courtiers sent to Norway to tell Old Fortinbras about his nephew's pestering of Norway?

#4   In what ways are Fortinbras and Hamlet similar?

#5   What is/are Claudius's main reason(s) for killing his brother, the Old King Hamlet?

#6   Who says the following line: "My words fly up, my thoughts remain below; Words without thoughts never to heaven go" ?

#7   "Or are you like the painting of a sorrow, A face without a heart?" Who says this to whom?

#8   Who is the first to mention "springes to catch woodcocks"?

#9   Shakespeare is famous for his puns. Complete this pun, said by Hamlet to King Claudius in the beginning of the play. This is the first time Hamlet speaks; it is an aside to the audience. "A little more than _____, and less than _____!"

#10   What is Ophelia's relationship to the main characters?

#11   At whom is Hamlet most angry?

#12   Where did Horatio and Hamlet attend college?

#13   What does Ophelia's song about Saint Valentine's day suggest?





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