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Hamlet Test Part 1

True or False: Hamlet’s romance with Ophelia is ended by his mother.
False

True or False: Gertrude is astonished to see the ghost.
False

True or False: Yorick had been court jester.
True

True or False: Claudius never admits his guilt to the audience.
False

True or False: Claudius killed the king by pouring poison in his ear.
True

True or False: At the end of the play, Horatio becomes king.
False

True or False: Hamlet fears that the ghost may have been sent by the devil.
True

True to False: “To thine own self be true” is part of Hamlet’s soliloquy.
False

True or False: Hamlet is afraid to trust Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
True

True or False: The ghost is in Purgatory waiting to ascend to Heaven.
True

True or False: Polonius believes that love for Ophelia caused Hamlet’s madness.
True

True or False: In the “To be or not to be” speech, Hamlet discusses suicide.
True

True or False: After the players perform, the whole court knows of Claudius’ crime.
False

True or False: Claudius deeply loves Gertrude.
True

True or False: Like Hamlet, Ophelia only pretends to be mad.
False

Fortinbras is a prince of __________.
Norway

“Get thee to the nunnery” is adressed to __________.
Ophelia

Hamlet resents Gertrude’s marriage to _____________.
Claudius

Hamlet compares Polonius to ______________.
Jephthah

Hamlet does not kill Claudius at prayer because _______________.
He wants to damn the king’s soul

Hamlet hopes the play will ________________.
Cause Claudius to reveal his guilt

The ghost tells Hamlet _______________.
To leave the queen alone

Claudius hopes that Hamlet will be killed in _______________.
England

The graveyard scene shows ________________.
That all are equal in death

Hamlet feels Gertrude is guilty of _________________.
An incestuous marriage

Ophelia dies by _____________.
Drowning

Laertes plots the duel because of ____________.
Grief

Comic relief is provided by ______________.
The Gravediggers

Hamlet feels he can trust only ____________.
Horatio

Hamlet is the only one at court who _______________.
Still wears mourning

The first to see the ghost is _____________.
A sentry

In his first soliloquy, Hamlet sees the world as ________________.
Generally evil

The court is located in _____________.
Elsinore

The duel is plotted by Laertes and ______________.
Claudius

Hamlet kills Polonius _____________.
Not knowing who it is

Once married to King Hamlet
Gertrude

Returns Hamlet’s gifts
Ophelia

Names Hamlet heir to the throne
Claudius

Feels “the readiness is all”
Hamlet

Part of “play-within-the-play”
Gonzago

Adviser to the king
Polonius

Says “Good night, sweet prince”
Horatio

Brother to Ophelia
Laertes

Kills Gertrude
Poisoned Wine

Skull in graveyard
Yorick

Nickname for the “play”
Mouse trap

Part of Ophelia’s mad scene
Flowers

Delivered by Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
Letters to England

Identifies the ghost
Armor

Kills Laertes
Rapier

Usurp
Seize unfairly

Avouch
Assert

Martial
Military

Portentous
Ominous

Harbinger
Forerunner

Dirge
Mourning song

Impious
Unholy

Jocund
Merry

Circumscribe
Limit

Dalliance
Amorous play

Perusual
Careful Reading

Precept
Rule of Conduct

Extremity
Utmost Limit

Firmament
Heavens

Paragon
Model of Perfection

Gratis
Free

Savory
Appetizing

Chronicles
Histories

Cleave
Split

Malefaction
Evil deed

Visage
Face

Consummation
Completion

Orison
Prayer

Paradox
Apparent Contradiction

Calumny
Slanderous accusation

Temperance
Moderation

Buffet
A blow

PUrge
Elimination

Bulwark
Strong defense

Mandate
Authoritative

Conjecture
Supposition

Impetuous
Impulsive

Requite
Repay

Obscure
Hidden

Bier
Coffin Stand

Incensed
Enraged

Inter
Bury

Pestilent
Poisonous

Superfluous
Unnecessary

Importunate
Urgent

Cudgel
Heavy Club

Pate
Head

Abhorred
Hated

Prate
Babble

Amity
Friendship

Dearth
Scarcity

Germane
Relevant

Commended
Praised

Diligent
Hard working

Felicity
Bliss

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