Hamlet in Hamlet Quiz

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.

  1. To whom does Hamlet speak his last words?

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  2. To what country does Claudius intend to send Hamlet?

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  3. How is Hamlet acquainted with Rosencratz and Guildenstern?

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  4. True or False: Hamlet is the first person to verify the identity of the ghost

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  5. Who does Hamlet kill in Gertrude's chambers?

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  6. True or False: Hamlet assumes Claudius is hiding behind the curtain in Gertrude's chambers

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  7. Why doesn't Hamlet murder Claudius when he has a great opportunity to do so?

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  8. Hamlet instructs the players to do what?

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  9. Why does Hamlet insist on accompanying the sentries?

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  10. Where does Hamlet tell Ophelia to go?

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