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"Hamlet": To be or not to be?

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Hamlet To be or not to be game quiz
"I just finished reading "Hamlet" for the first time for my AP English class and I believe that it is definitely one of Shakespeare's best plays."

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1. What was Hamlet's father's name?
    Hamlet
    Polonius
    Claudius
    Fortinbras


2. Who says this memorable line: "Something's rotten in the state of Denmark"?
    Marcellus
    Hamlet
    Brutus
    Guildenstern


3. What does Polonius think is the reason for Hamlet's madness?
    jealousy
    grief over his father's death
    forbidden love
    poison


4. Who says "The play's the thing/ wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king" at the end of Act 2?
    Hamlet
    Gertrude
    Ophelia
    Rosencrantz


5. Why doesn't Hamlet kill Claudius while he is praying in the chapel?
    he fears that the people of Denmark will be angry
    he is afraid that it will result in the king's forgiveness
    he decides that he does not want to be a murderer
    Ophelia persuades him not to


6. What is Ophelia's final fate?
    she drowns
    she is killed by Hamlet
    she hangs herself
    she leaves Denmark and goes to England


7. Who, technically, kills Gertrude?
    Claudius
    Laertes
    Hamlet
    Horatio


8. What poison kills Hamlet's father?
    Arsenic
    He was not poisoned. He was strangled.
    Cyanide
    Hebenon


9. Who does Polonius send to France to spy on Laertes?
    Guildenstern
    Reynaldo
    Ophelia
    Horatio


10. Who, of the characters listed, is still alive at the end of the play?
    None of these
    Laertes
    Hamlet
    Gertrude


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Compiled Jun 28 12