Hamlet Act 1 Scene 1 Quiz

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.

  1. How many times does the Ghost of King Hamlet speak to the sentries?

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  2. Which of the following characters is NOT one of the sentries standing watch as the play opens?

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  3. At what time of day or night does the play begin?

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  4. What do the other sentries want Horatio to observe?

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  5. True or False: Norway won land from Denmark

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