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  • Hamlet Overview

    Hamlet Overview

    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

    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 Hamletfrom eNotes. Five questions let you know in...

  • Hamlet Act 1 Scene 2

    Hamlet Act 1 Scene 2

    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...

  • Hamlet Act 1 Scene 3

    Hamlet Act 1 Scene 3

    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 Hamletfrom eNotes. Five questions let you know in...

  • Hamlet Act 1 Scene 4

    Hamlet Act 1 Scene 4

    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...

  • Hamlet Act 1 Scene 5

    Hamlet Act 1 Scene 5

    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...

  • Hamlet Act 2 Scene 1

    Hamlet Act 2 Scene 1

    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...

  • Hamlet Act 2 Scene 2

    Hamlet Act 2 Scene 2

    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 Hamletfrom eNotes. Five questions let you know in...

  • Hamlet Act 3 Scene 1

    Hamlet Act 3 Scene 1

    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 Hamletfrom eNotes. Five questions let you know in a...

  • Hamlet Act 3 Scene 2

    Hamlet Act 3 Scene 2

    "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...

  • Hamlet Act 3 Scene 3

    Hamlet Act 3 Scene 3

    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 Hamletfrom eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if...

  • Hamlet Act 3 Scene 4

    Hamlet Act 3 Scene 4

    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 Hamletfrom eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a...

  • Hamlet Act 4 Scene 1

    Hamlet Act 4 Scene 1

    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 Hamletfrom eNotes. Four questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points...

  • Hamlet Act 4 Scene 2

    Hamlet Act 4 Scene 2

    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 Act 4 Scene 3

    Hamlet Act 4 Scene 3

    "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 Hamletfrom eNotes. Five questions...

  • Hamlet Act 4 Scene 4

    Hamlet Act 4 Scene 4

    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 Hamletfrom eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash...

  • Hamlet Act 4 Scene 5

    Hamlet Act 4 Scene 5

    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 Hamletfrom eNotes. Four questions let you know in a flash...

  • Hamlet Act 4 Scene 6

    Hamlet Act 4 Scene 6

    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 Hamletfrom eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the...

  • Hamlet Act 4 Scene 7

    Hamlet Act 4 Scene 7

    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 Hamlethere. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a...

  • Hamlet Act 5 Scene 1

    Hamlet Act 5 Scene 1

    "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 Hamletfrom eNotes. Five questions...

  • Hamlet Act 5 Scene 2

    Hamlet Act 5 Scene 2

    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 Hamletbelow. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a...

  • Hamlet in Hamlet

    Hamlet in Hamlet

    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?...

  • Claudius in Hamlet

    Claudius in Hamlet

    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...

  • Gertrude in Hamlet

    Gertrude in Hamlet

    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...

  • Ghost of King Hamlet in Hamlet

    Ghost of King Hamlet in Hamlet

    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 Hamletby taking the quiz over his character from...

  • Horatio in Hamlet

    Horatio in Hamlet

    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...

  • Laertes in Hamlet

    Laertes in Hamlet

    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...

  • Ophelia in Hamlet

    Ophelia in Hamlet

    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...