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Q1: Identify any two of the quotations.

For each of the quotations, provide the

speaker (Who said it?), the context (What was going on when it was said?) and the
significance (why is this quotation important to the essential questions of the play?).
Be specific!
1. "He may not, as unvalued persons do/Carve for himself."

These were Laerte's words of wisdom, reminding Ophelia that hamlet first of all is a
prince and a heir to the kingship .Again he was reminding him that he is not his own
master therefore he had a duty to follow his birth responsibilities. The safety and well
being of his country depended upon his choices thus he could make decisions based on
the approval and consent of those he ruled.

3."Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer / The slings and arrows of outrageous
fortune, / Or to take arms against a sea of troubles / And by opposing, end
them."These are Hamlets words.
This is part of Hamlets topic of soliloquy in his consideration to commit suicide. In this
particular quotation he wonders whether he should live to suffer the hardships that his life
had to offer him or die in order to end the suffering. Hamlet believed that his life was
equal to suffering.

Q2: Hamlet Act 4-5 Short Answers: Please answer in full sentences.
1. Why does Hamlet call Caludius "dear mother"?

Hamlet calls Claudius dear mother because he is banished from Denmark and sent to
England after killing Polonius

2. What order did Hamlet convey, under Claudius' name, to the king of England?
What reasoning does Hamlet give for his action?

Hamlet conveyed the message about the actual events regarding his voyage to England.
The reasoning was to lock the doors so that the king won't escape.

Q3: Hamlet Act 1-3 short answers

1. What is the play within the play in Hamlet?

The play within the play in hamlet is called the murder of Gonzago similarly referred to
as the mousetrap. The plot of this play within a play closely resembles the actual killing
of Hamlets father and its main function was to trap Claudius to reveal his guilt, which is
the actual reason it was referred to as the mousetrap.

2. Why can we consider Hamlet's Soliloquy "To be or not to be" a turning point of this

We can consider this harmlets soliloquy to be the turning pit of the play because; Harmlet
in his quotation questions the meaning of life as to whether or not its worthwhile to be

alive when life has many hardships.He concludes that the reason stay alive is due to fear
of death and being uncertain of the future.

Q4: Hamlet Unit Test Questions:

1. Describe all that has happened to Ophelia in Act Four. (T/I)

Ophelia goes mad in act four. She rumbles nonsensically about her father and insists on
seeing Gertrude who later returns and says that Ophelia has drowned. Gertrude was
watching Ophelia playing in the branches of a willow by the water as when she fell in.
She says that Ophelia appeared ignorant of the risk and she went to her death slowly as
she sang songs.
2. Two main themes of the play Hamlet are betrayal and lost of innocence. Often
these two themes go hand in hand. When is there betrayal and lost of innocence
in Act One ?
The theme of betrayal is found out in act one when we learn at the end of act one that
Claudius was the murderer of the late King Hamlet. Claudius was King Hamlets brother
thus killing his own brother and marrying his wife then fool the people of Denmark was a
sign of betrayal. The theme of loss of innocence is evident when Hamlet uses Ophelia as
an outlet for his disgust.
Q5:Thamlet Multiple Choice:
For each of the following items, choose the letter of the best answer.
1. Upon seeing the full title of the play (The tragical History of Hamlet, Prince of
Denmark) what can we infer about Hamlet.

a)He is a real historical figure

b)His father has been murdered.
c) He will die at the end of the play
d) He will be the king of Denmark at the end of the play

2. All of the following are examples of Seneca's influence on Hamlet except...

a) Claudius poisoning Old Hamlet

b) Hamlet pretending to be insane
c) Claudius marrying Gertrude
d) Old Hamlet's ghost appearing before Hamlet

3. What influence did Queen Elizabeth I have on the theater?

a) Fearing the spread of the black plague, she discouraged the theater, where many
individuals would be in close proximity with one another.
b) Wanting to benefit financially, she encouraged artists to write and perform plays.
c) Concerned about people neglecting work to attend plays, she discouraged theater
goers from attending plays.
d) Desiring the promotion of English culture, she provided playwrights with her
attendance and financial support.

4. Which of the following did Elizabethan playwrights not use to "set the scene"?

a) Elaborate set design

b) Colorful costumes and props
c) Vivid language and a prologue
d) All of the above

5. In Act I, scene I soliloquy, Hamlet's reference to Hyperion is an example of|-

a) Romanticism
b) Depression
c) Filial obligation
d) Elizabethan humanism

6. According to the ideas presented in the play, what was the Elizabethan gentleman
expected to fight for, no matter what?

a) Faith
b) Family
C) Honor
d) Country

7. " Not so my lord. I am too much in the sun" (Act I, scene ii, line 67) is an example
of a:
a) Soliloquy
b) Aside
c) Pun
d) Monologue

8. All of the following are true of soliloquies excepta.


The character is alone onstage.

To provide balance, every character is given at least one.
It is an extended speech.
The speech gives some insight into the character's inner thoughts or emotions.

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