Hamlet Act 2 Scene 1 Quiz

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.

  1. Why does Polonius send Reynaldo to France?

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  2. Who does Polonius plan to tell about Hamlet's visit?

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  3. Which of the following did Ophelia NOT observe about Hamlet when she saw him in Act 2?

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  4. What does Polonius think is wrong with Hamlet?

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  5. Why is Ophelia so upset in Act 2 Scene 1?

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