Hamlet Quizzes

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List of Hamlet quizzes:

Test your knowledge of William Shakespeare's Hamlet by taking an eNotes quiz! Created and approved by high school teachers, each eNotes quiz is multiple choice and includes questions on plot points, themes, and character traits. eNotes quizzes can be taken online or printed for classroom use.

  • Hamlet Overview
    Hamlet Overview by enotes

    To quiz, or not to quiz? To quiz, of course! Test your knowledge of Shakespeare's famous play with eNotes' Hamlet Overview Quiz, covering major and minor plot points, characters, and other details from the work.

  • Hamlet Act 1 Scene 1
    Hamlet Act 1 Scene 1 by enotes

    Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Have you figured out the many things that are "rotten" yet? Be sure you understand what is going on in the opening scene by taking this quiz over Act 1, Scene 1 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

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  • Hamlet Act 1 Scene 2
    Hamlet Act 1 Scene 2 by enotes

    Ever come home after a long trip and find your family has redecorated your room? It's a million times worse for the Prince of Denmark, who returns to find his father dead, his mother re-married to his uncle, and his country under threat. Be sure you understand this foundational scene by taking the quiz over Act 1, Scene 2 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 1 Scene 3
    Hamlet Act 1 Scene 3 by enotes

    Laertes and Ophelia are saying goodbye, and like any big brother going off to college, Laertes has some words of warning for his little sister. Be sure you understand Laertes's concerns by taking the quiz over Act 1, Scene 3 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 1 Scene 4
    Hamlet Act 1 Scene 4 by enotes

    What would you say to a ghost? Furthermore, what if your friend was talking to a ghost, how would you advise him? Horatio, Hamlet's best friend, must answer both of these questions. Be sure you understand this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 1, Scene 4 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 1 Scene 5
    Hamlet Act 1 Scene 5 by enotes

    The Ghost of King Hamlet has some shocking news. Well, the fact that a ghost is speaking at all is pretty shocking in and of itself. What does the apparition tell his son and why does the prince have concerns about the ghost's veracity? Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the eNotes quiz on Act 1, Scene 5 of Hamlet. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 2 Scene 1
    Hamlet Act 2 Scene 1 by enotes

    Polonius is sure of the cause of Hamlet's odd behavior, but Hamlet is using him, and his daughter, as the cheese in the trap he is setting for Claudius. Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 2, Scene 1 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 2 Scene 2
    Hamlet Act 2 Scene 2 by enotes

    Claudius is getting nervous. Fortinbras is on the move and Hamlet is becoming a greater threat by the minute. Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 2, Scene 2 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 3 Scene 1
    Hamlet Act 3 Scene 1 by enotes

    Hamlet is trying to be free of Ophelia while Claudius is plotting to get rid of his stepson. Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 3, Scene 1 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 3 Scene 2
    Hamlet Act 3 Scene 2 by enotes

    "The play's the thing / Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King!" Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the eNotes quiz over Act 3, Scene 2 of Hamlet. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 3 Scene 3
    Hamlet Act 3 Scene 3 by enotes

    The perfect moment has come for Hamlet to avenge his father... why doesn't he take it? Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 3, Scene 3 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 3 Scene 4
    Hamlet Act 3 Scene 4 by enotes

    Polonius is playing hide-and-seek but unfortunately for him, things get a little... stabby. Be sure you are following the cloak-and-dagger action of this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 3, Scene 4 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 4 Scene 1
    Hamlet Act 4 Scene 1 by enotes

    Hamlet is playing hide-and-seek... with a body. Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 4, Scene 1 of Hamlet from eNotes. Four questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 4 Scene 2
    Hamlet Act 4 Scene 2 by enotes

    Watch Hamlet play cat-and-mouse with the none-too-bright duo Rosencratz and Guildenstern. The pair have betrayed their childhood friend and Hamlet is going to find out for what purpose. Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 4, Scene 2 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 4 Scene 3
    Hamlet Act 4 Scene 3 by enotes

    "Do it, England." Claudius is through trying to keep Hamlet under his thumb in Denmark and has opted for a more permanent solution. Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 4, Scene 3 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 4 Scene 4
    Hamlet Act 4 Scene 4 by enotes

    The broody prince does what he does best in this scene... ponder the point of life itself. Be sure you understand Hamlet's philosophy as he compares himself to Fortinbras by taking the quiz over Act 4, Scene 4 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 4 Scene 5
    Hamlet Act 4 Scene 5 by enotes

    Laertes has returned from France to find the kingdom in chaos and his sister out of her mind. Be sure you understand what is going on in this scene by taking the quiz over Act 4, Scene 5 of Hamlet from eNotes. Four questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 4 Scene 6
    Hamlet Act 4 Scene 6 by enotes

    Hamlet has turned the tables on his would-be betrayers. Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 4, Scene 6 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 4 Scene 7
    Hamlet Act 4 Scene 7 by enotes

    Claudius has enlisted Laertes in his plot to do away with his stepson. Be sure you understand the numerous back-up plans the co-conspirators have concocted by taking the eNotes quiz over Act 4, Scene 7 of Hamlet here. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 5 Scene 1
    Hamlet Act 5 Scene 1 by enotes

    "I loved her!" "I loved her more!" Hamlet and Laertes argue over Ophelia's grave, but that's not the only problem at this funeral. Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the quiz over Act 5, Scene 1 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet Act 5 Scene 2
    Hamlet Act 5 Scene 2 by enotes

    The duel is on and the tragedy is about to unfold in full. Be sure you understand what is going on in this important scene by taking the eNotes quiz over Act 5, Scene 2 of Hamlet below. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.

  • Hamlet in Hamlet
    Hamlet in Hamlet by enotes

    Hamlet is the son of his father but he is not exactly his father's son. King Hamlet was a man of action; Prince Hamlet is a man given to long, ponderous thoughts about the meaning of life. Do you really understand the complexities of one of literature's most infamous characters? Be sure you do by taking the eNotes quiz over the character of Hamlet in Hamlet. Ten questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of this character's purpose in the play.

  • Claudius in Hamlet
    Claudius in Hamlet by enotes

    Claudius, the murderous traitor, is one of the most notorious villains in English literature. Be sure you understand his motivations and manipulations by taking this eNotes quiz on the character of Claudius in Hamlet. Ten questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the character's purpose in Shakespeare's play.

  • Gertrude in Hamlet
    Gertrude in Hamlet by enotes

    Scholars have long debated how much of a role Gertrude has in this tragedy. Do you really understand the complexities of one of literature's most infamous characters? Be sure you do by taking the eNotes quiz over the character of Gertrude in Hamlet. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the character's purpose in the play.

  • Ghost of King Hamlet in Hamlet
    Ghost of King Hamlet in Hamlet by enotes

    The King is dead. And boy, is he upset. The Ghost of King Hamlet comes back to Denmark with a very important mission for his son. Be sure you understand the motivations and manipulations of the Ghost of King Hamlet in Hamlet by taking the quiz over his character from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the character's purpose in the play.

  • Horatio in Hamlet
    Horatio in Hamlet by enotes

    Almost everyone has a "Horatio" in life, that one true friend you can turn to, not only for support but to tell you when you are wrong. For Hamlet, Horatio is that person. Be sure you understand his role in the play by taking the eNotes quiz on the character of Horatio in Hamlet. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of this character's purpose in the play.

  • Laertes in Hamlet
    Laertes in Hamlet by enotes

    Laertes tries to be a good son and a good brother. Unfortunately, he is a victim of cunning manipulation. Be sure you understand his motivations and how he is a pawn in Claudius's deadly game by taking the quiz over the character of Laertes in Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of this character and his purpose in the play.

  • Ophelia in Hamlet
    Ophelia in Hamlet by enotes

    Poor Ophelia. If there was ever a pawn of the patriarchy, it is she. Her love for Hamlet brings nothing but pain, her loyalty only betrayal. Be sure you understand her role in the play by taking the eNotes quiz on the character of Ophelia in Hamlet. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the character's purpose in the play.