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by William Shakespeare

Hamlet Quiz 1

1. Hamlet is set in

  • Sweden
  • England
  • Denmark
  • Scotland

2. Hamlet is a

  • prince
  • king
  • fool
  • princess

3. Hamlet's stepfather is also his

  • nephew
  • brother
  • uncle
  • grandfather

4. Claudius poisoned

  • Hamlet
  • Ophelia
  • Gertrude
  • Old Hamlet

5. The ghost is first spotted

  • in the graveyard
  • on the deck of the ship
  • in Gertrude's chambers
  • outside the castle

6. The ghost claims he is

  • the King of Norway
  • Old Fortinbras
  • Claudius
  • Old Hamlet

7. In his first appearance onstage, Hamlet is wearing

  • mourning clothes
  • a jester's costume
  • royal robes
  • the crown

8. Hamlet claims to be afflicted by

  • gout
  • melancholy
  • schizophrenia
  • dyslexia

9. Hamlet's famous speeches are called

  • dialogues
  • unilogues
  • dramatic irony
  • soliloquys

10. What noise drives the ghost offstage?

  • a string quartet
  • Hamlet crying
  • a cock's crow
  • his wife sleeping with Claudius

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