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I. Characters: Fill in the name of the character that the description matches. (2 points each) 1. Prince of Denmark: _________________________ 2. Hamlet mistakenly kills him: _________________________ 3. & 4. The two men sent with Hamlet to England; they carry a secret letter that Hamlet discovers and switches: ____________________ & _____________________ 5. She kills herself by drowning: __________________________ 6. She marries Claudius within two months of her husband’s death: ___________________ 7. He meets Hamlet in a duel: ________________________ 8. Prince of Norway: _____________________ 9. Hamlet’s good friend who sees the ghost: ____________________ 10. Whose ghost does Hamlet see? __________________________ 11. He decides that as a back-up plan he will poison the wine: __________________________ II. Multiple Choice: In the space provided, write the letter of the BEST response. (2 points each) _____1. At the opening of the play, Francisco and the others are guarding the castle against possible attack by: A. the English B. the Danes C. Elsinore D. Fortinbras _____2. Laertes asks his father and Claudius for permission to A. return to Paris B. return to Wittenberg C. travel to England D. remain in Denmark _____3. When Rosencrantz and Guildenstern arrive, Hamlet is mainly A. happy to see his old friends B. suspicious about their motives C. angry about their role in his father’s death D. irritated that they came for the wedding _____4. Claudius sends Hamlet to England because Claudius wants A. to provide a chance for Hamlet to escape B. to make sure that Hamlet and Ophelia don’t marry C. to remove the threat Hamlet poses to him D. to honor Gertrude’s wishes to move Hamlet to a safer place _____5. When Hamlet comes across Claudius kneeling in prayer, Hamlet decides not to stab him on the spot because: A. Hamlet thinks that the Ghost is lying about the murder B. Claudius will go straight to heaven C. Gertrude walks in D. Hamlet realizes how upset his mother would be _____6. Hamlet kills Polonius: A. so he won’t tell the king about going to his mother’s bedroom B. because he mistakes him for Laertes C. in response to a cry from behind the curtain D. out of anger that he cannot have Ophelia _____7. The best word to describe Ophelia after the death of her father is A. mournful B. irrational C. composed D. enraged _____8. With the help of ____________, Hamlet gets off of the ship taking him to England A. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern B. Horatio C. pirates D. soldiers
enraged _____13. hatred of Claudius leads Hamlet to consider betraying Denmark _____15. resentful _____18. Why does Hamlet force Claudius to drink the wine at the end of the Act? A. further evidence that Hamlet is preoccupied with death _____14. ambitiousness outweighs his desire to avenge his father’s death B. cradles Gertrude’s head in her arms _____10. The ghost of Hamlet’s father says Claudius did it D. the king of England C. Claudius has a violent reaction to the play Hamlet stages . stabs Claudius D. optimistic D. unfavorable comparison of himself with Fortinbras puts an end to indecision C. detached B. Fortinbras D. foils C. and Barnardo C. repulsed C. demands that Hamlet take revenge on Claudius _____19. Marcellus. the new leader of Denmark will probably be A. Which function DOESN’T the gravediggers’ scene serve? A. and Fortinbras are all considered Hamlet’s ___________ A. he is merciless in his determination to see that the King dies _____17. foreshadows the death of Laertes and Hamlet D. Claudius kneels to pray. is interrupted by Hamlet’s entrance D.What convinces Hamlet of Claudius’s guilt in the death of Hamlet’s father? A. appears to Horatio. expositions _____12. is included to show that Hamlet’s A. Horatio B. Claudius looks guilty and cannot sleep at night B. appears to Gertrude in her chambers B. he forgives the king at the end B. Gertrude confirms Claudius’s role in the death C. feels no remorse B. Laertes. thanks heaven that his father’s murderer is dead C. but doesn’t repent because he A._____9. tragedians D. The scene where Fortinbras enters with an army. depressed C. After the action at the end of the play. knows soon that Hamlet will stab him _____16. Before he dies. patient B. respectful D. Which word best describes the tone of the “To be or not to be” speech? A. Horatio. on his way to Poland. Laertes A. crises B. asks Hamlet for forgiveness B. jealousy of Fortinbras is all-consuming D.Hamlet’s father’s ghost does all of the following EXCEPT A. C. tells Hamlet how Claudius murdered him D. is unwilling to give up what his sins have won for him C. he wants the king to die but does not wish for him to suffer anymore D. offers comic relief B. Marcellus _____11. Fortinbras’s words at the end “Let four captains/Bear Hamlet like a soldier to the stage” show that Fortinbras’s attitude toward Hamlet is A. gives background information about Hamlet’s childhood C. he is so concerned about killing the king that he doesn’t realize that he is going to die soon.
The trap door Hamlet constructs next to Claudius’s throne C. The play that depicts how Hamlet’s father was murdered D. uninterrupted speech that is spoken in the presence of other characters C. Many interpretations of Hamlet C. Shakespeare’s first theater _____21. 9. (2 points each) D. The poisoned pearl 1. Hamlet’s delay B. according to our “Lecture” article? A. Hamlet’s delay is a function of the play/length III. short speech heard by the audience but not by the other characters in the play F. Reynaldo B. _____Catharsis 6. Which of Claudius and Laertes’ traps succeeds in killing Hamlet? A. Matching: Match the correct definition with the word. Fortinbras thinks Hamlet is mad with power and ambition C.” what is the best reason for Hamlet’s delay? A. expresses his or her thoughts aloud H. Marcellus _____24. Hamlet is in love with his mother _____25. _____Soliloquy 3._____20. Hamlet is actually a woman in love with Horatio B. Tragic flaw I. Gertrude thinks Hamlet is mad with grief over his father’s death D. Ophelia thinks Hamlet has simply gone mad _____22. A character that has a reversal of fortune D. _____Denouement _____Tragic Hero A. _____Play-within-a-Play 7. Ophelia C. a long. alone on stage. Horatio D. The poisoned sword _____23. in which a character. Who does Polonius send to France to spy on Laertes? A. The poisoned cup B. _____Hamartia 4. Which of the following is NOT a problem with Hamlet or the play Hamlet. Cause and effect chain leading from the incentive moment to the climax . Secondary performances that mimic drama E. A children’s game that Hamlet pretends to play B. _____Monologue 5. Polonius thinks Hamlet is mad with love for Ophelia B. An emotional release or purging of emotions G.What is the Mouse-trap? A. Hamlet has an Oedipus complex/psychological problem C. Hamlet is crazy/has gone mad D. _____Foreshadowing 8. a longer speech. Hamlet is too good for the world/cannot kill people D. According to our article “Lecture on Hamlet. All of the following theories are proposed for Hamlet’s madness EXCEPT A. Write the letting on the line provided. The sharpened sword C. use of hints or clues to suggest what action is to come B. _____Aside 2.
(1 point each) APPARITION ENTREAT JOCUND ASSAIL PORTENTOUS USURP PRIVY 1. I _________ my father to let me use the car. stale. suicide d. The ghost d. Understanding Soliloquies: In the space provided. that this too too solid flesh would melt Thaw and resolve itself into a dew! Or that the Everlasting had not fix'd His canon 'gainst self-slaughter! O God! God! How weary. This speech opens (1-6) with Hamlet thinking about a. his father’s death b. within a month-Let me not think on't--Frailty. The Everlasting _____3. flat and unprofitable. 6. V. Claudius c. He cannot _______ the throne and not expect any retaliation. (2 points each) Read the passage below and answer the following questions. she would hang on him.IV. not so much. The situation became possibly _________ when she slapped him across the face. O. Heaven and earth! Must I remember? why. That grows to seed. My friends trust me so I am always ________ to what is going on with them. that was. When you ________me with your cruel words. After winning the competition. I was very ___________. to this. The “unweeded garden” is a metaphor for 5 10 15 20 . “His” in line 4 refers to a. 7. thy name is woman!-_____1. things rank and gross in nature Possess it merely. 2. 4. Fill in the blank: Choose the appropriate word from the word bank to make the sentence complete. I am hurt. write the letter of the BEST response. 3. Seem to me all the uses of this world! Fie on't! ah fie! 'tis an unweeded garden. not two: So excellent a king. That it should come to this! But two months dead: nay. As if increase of appetite had grown By what it fed on: and yet. so loving to my mother That he might not beteem the winds of heaven Visit her face too roughly. Hyperion to a satyr. The ___________ appeared before me giving me a fright! 8. 5. flesh b. his mother’s marriage c. his political career _____2.
the spying that has been going on c. c.a. Hamlet refuses to bend to his uncle’s authority Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow. and his whole function suiting With forms to his conceit? And all for nothing. abusive c. Make mad the guilty and appal the free. That he should weep for her? What would he do Had he the motive and the cue for passion That I have? He would drown the stage with tears And cleave the general ear with horrid speech. Hamlet’s main lament in this passage is that a. And can say nothing. an actor’s emotion d. not for a king. the marriage of his mother b. Lines 10-15 depict King Hamlet and Gertrude’s marriage as a. ideal d. the royal court the world Denmark His mother’s new marriage _____4. in a dream of passion. Gertrude c. For Hecuba! What's Hecuba to him. peak Like John-a-dreams. “Her” in line 5 refers to a. A broken voice. Yet I. and amaze indeed The very faculties of eyes and ears. or he to Hecuba. _____1. difficult b. the dream _____3. the conceit b. he has been dispossessed of power b. he cannot deal with the speed with which his mother remarried c. his own wild imagination _____2. distraction in's aspect. Tears in his eyes. strained _____5. d. no. Ophelia d. his mother has married a man who is unworthy d. Confound the ignorant. b. O. Hamlet opens this speech by commenting on a. A dull and muddy-mettled rascal. Could force his soul so to his own conceit That from her working all his visage wann'd. Hamlet refers to himself to a “rogue and peasant slave” because 5 10 15 20 . unpregnant of my cause. what a rogue and peasant slave am I! Is it not monstrous that this player here But in a fiction. Upon whose property and most dear life A damn'd defeat was made.
though he has motive. the comparison is made between a. he has not thought about it for a while b. Prince Fortinbras c. and will. quarter'd. hath but one part wisdom.a. or some craven scruple Of thinking too precisely on the event-A thought which. Hamlet and an actor c. _____1. he has not acted he cannot think of a play for the players to perform he is amazed by the actor’s ability to remember lines he is going to trick Hamlet _____4. Hamlet and John-a-dreams _____5. d. Hamlet’s question in lines 2-4 implies that a. fight Laertes d. and strength. Hamlet’s revenge is “dull” because a. he still has not acted on it _____3. confront his mother b. How all occasions do inform against me. lead an army into battle 5 10 15 .' Sith I have cause. he is not making profitable use of his time b. no more. he has changed his mind c. whether it be Bestial oblivion. Hecuba and Hamlet b. “Thing” in line 13 means a. the marriage of Claudius and Gertrude d. c. he has blunted it in so many failed attempts d. the manner of King Hamlet’s murder Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow. thought and reflection separate humans from beasts c. and means To do't. And ever three parts coward. kill Claudius c. Sure. he has not had enough sleep d. gave us not That capability and god-like reason To fust in us unused. And spur my dull revenge! What is a man If his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed? a beast. man is good at eating and sleeping _____2. Hamlet and a rogue d. I do not know Why yet I live to say 'This thing's to do. he that made us with such large discourse Looking before and after. Now. The image in line 14 is significant because it recalls a. the ghost b. In his speech. b.
Spitefulness d. To die. Unconsciousness c. action b. the proud man's contumely. Courage d. Acceptance c. “Sleep” in line 5-15 refers to a. Inaction b. The oppressor's wrong. 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wished. Or to take arms against a sea of troubles. Hamlet himself summarizes his inaction as a. Hamlet’s dominant attitude as revealed in these lines is one of a. Indecision 5 10 15 20 . Death d. or not to be: that is the question— Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. Seeing Fortinbras’ army preparing to attack Poland d. Suicide c. Anger b. Must give us pause: there's the respect That makes calamity of so long life. For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil. The pangs of despised love. the law's delay. The question Hamlet asks in line 1 concerns a._____4. For who would bear the whips and scorns of time. thinking too precisely d. cowardice _____5. hearing about the death of Ophelia c. his murder of Polonius b. there's the rub. And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep— No more. At this point in the play. What event in the play spurs this soliloquy? a. To be. God’s law _____2. When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin? _____1. his failed opportunity to kill Claudius while Claudius is praying Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow. and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to. stupidity b. Suffering _____3. bestial oblivion c. to sleep— To sleep: perchance to dream: ay. The insolence of office and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes.
Murder Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow. Think c._____4. An obstacle or problem d. And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of? Thus conscience does make cowards of us all. It interferes with action c. Forget _____5. The “rub” Hamlet refers to in line 10 is a. Because we are oblivious to suffering c. Those who have died d. Act d. Lines 7-8 suggest that as humans we naturally want to a. “Traveler” in line 3 can best be understood to mean a. why do we “bear those ills we have”? a. Cowards b. Hamlet’s grab for power 5 10 . Because suffering gives us dignity d. It makes us bear our ills _____4. “Mortal coil” in line 12 refers to a. puzzles the will. Heroes _____2. _____1. According to Hamlet. It is exhausting b. And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought. It is unreliable d. His burden in life d. Because we were made to suffer b. Die b. Those who are alive c. “Enterprises of great pith and moment” refers to a. A massage c. An irritant b. But that the dread of something after death. Because death is unknown _____3. Hamlet puts down/mocks the “pale cast of thought” because a. The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns. A weapon _____5. Hamlet’s life b. That which threatens Hamlet c. And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry And lose the name of action.
_______________________________ . Thaw. No more. Unbated and envenomed. It is here. Hamlet. Quotation Identification: Identify the speaker of the following quotes. Never to rise again. And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. Or that the Everlasting had not fixed His canon ‘gainst self-slaughter…. Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king. ______________________________ 6. These words like daggers enter in my ears. This above all: to thine own self be true. the King’s to blame. as the night the day. sweet Hamlet. Sleeping within my orchard. O that this too. ________________________________ 4. lost his. The treacherous instrument is in thy hand. Upon my secure hour thy uncle stole With juice of cursed hebona in a vial. For loan oft loses both itself and friend. nor a lender be. Thou canst not then be false to any man. Thy mother’s poisoned. That father lost. And it must follow.b. I can no more. And in the porches of my ear did pour The leperous distilment… ________________________________ 3. The King. The foul practice Hath turned itself on me. O speak to me no more. ‘Tis sweet and commendable in your nature. and resolve itself into a dew. My custom always in the afternoon. Lo. (2 points each) 1. ________________________________ 7. No med’cine in the world can do thee good. too sullied flesh would melt. But you must know your father lost a father. to give these mourning duties to your father. ______________________________ 2. The play’s the thing. Hamlet. here I lie. d. c. Hamlet. thou art slain. and the survivor bound In filial obligation for some term To do obsequious sorrow. Neither a borrower. Hamlet’s love for Ophelia All the spying and scheming that has been going on Hamlet’s death VI. _______________________________ 5. In thee there is not half an hour’s life.
“One who studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green. ________________________ IV. his sole son. 3. Now might I do it pat. And so am I revenged. . Explain why it takes so long for Hamlet to avenge the death of his father. would he agree or disagree with Hamlet seeking revenge? Support your answer with Bacon’s ideas from the article On Revenge. 2. and for that I.” In addition. And so ‘a goes to heaven. Explain what Sir Francis Bacon meant by this statement. do this same villain. That would be scanned. A villain kills my father. now ‘a is a-praying. Short Answer: In a brief response (1 paragraph) respond to the following questions (12 points each for 1 and 2.8. And now I’ll do’t. Support the following statement: All of the characters who die in Hamlet are tainted by the corruption of the Danish Court. 13 points for 3) 1. send to heaven.
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