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Hamlet Review Game
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What year was Hamlet written in?
What is iambic pentameter?
stresses and unstressed syllables that correlate to a heartbeat
True/False: Shakespeare made up several words to fit his iambic pentameter.
Who were the only two characters in Hamlet not considered complex characters?
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
What did Shakespeare normally do when a character was supposed to exit the stage?
the character's last two lines rhymed
True/False: Hamlet was written in short-story form.
False, it was written in poetry form
Within the first act, who do many charcter's claim to see?
a ghost that looked like the late King Hamlet
Who is Hamlet's lover?
True/False: The ghost speaks to everyone it encounters.
False, the ghost only speaks to Hamlet.
(First Act) What does the ghost tell Hamlet about his father's death?
that King Claudius murdered his father with poison in his ear before allowing him to confess his sins
(First Act) What does the ghost ask Hamlet to do?
to avenge the death of King Hamlet without harming his mother in the process
(First Act) After speaking with the ghost, what does Hamlet decide to do?
(Second Act) True/False: Polonius thinks Hamlet is acting crazy because he is in love with Ophelia. Gertrude thinks Hamlet's acting crazy because of his father's death and her new marriage.
(Second Act) What does Hamlet tell Ophelia in his love letter?
to never doubt his love
(Second Act) Which two companions of Hamlet agree to spy on him for King Claudius?
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
(Second Act) When traveling players come to town, what was the second thing he asked them to perform?
The Murder of Gonzago
(Third Act) What does Hamlet debate in his "To be or not to be" monologue?
(Third Act) What does Hamlet tell Ophelia? Is this true?
that he never loved her; no
(Third Act) Where does King Claudius want to send Hamlet?
(Third Act) True/False: The Murder of Gonzago was how King Claudius killed the late King Hamlet.
(Third Act) Did King Claudius enjoy the player's performance?
No, he actually asked them to stop.
(Third Act) Who does Hamlet kill? Was the person who he thinks it was?
Polonius; no, he thought it was King Claudius
(Fourth Act) What did Claudius say in the letter about sending Hamlet to England?
to kill Hamlet
(Fourth Act) Who does Laertes think killed his father Polonius?
(Fourth Act) True/False: Hamlet finds and rewrites the letter Claudius was sending with him to England.
(Fourth Act) How is King Claudius going to kill Hamlet now?
by getting him to joust Laertes
(Fourth Act) What has happened to Ophelia?
she has drowned in the nearby brook
(Fifth Act) What is ironic about the beginning of Act 5?
the humor taken from a clown (or the gravedigger)
(Fifth Act) Who is the clown digging a grave for?
(Fifth Act) True/False: The clown knows he is speaking to Hamlet.
(Fifth Act) Does Claudius bet on Hamlet or Laertes?
(Fifth Act) Who drinks the poison Hamlet was supposed to drink?
(Fifth Act) True/False: Hamlet and Laertes are both wounded when they joust.
(Fifth Act) Does King Claudius become wounded amongst all of this? If so, by who?
Yes, by Hamlet
(Fifth Act) Who does Hamlet asks to set the story straight?
(Fifth Act) True/False: Hamlet has the burial of a hero.
At the end of Hamlet, has everyone died?
Yes, basically anyone royal
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