Hamlet - Exposition Quiz

Hamlet's setting and background is quite tricky. This quiz should improve your understanding of 1.1 - 1.2 of Shakespeare's classic.
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Last updated: September 21, 2019
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Where is Hamlet set?
Denmark
Whose ghost is it?
Old Hamlet
What is the ghost wearing?
Armour
How did King Hamlet kill Fortinbras senior?
Duel
According to Elizabethan and Jacobean belief, a ghost cannot speak until...
Spoken to
Who is Denmark warring with now?
Young Fortinbras (of Norway)
The army they are fighting against are made up of what?
Bandits
What colour clothes is Hamlet seen wearing?
Black
What royal form of address is Claudius very fond of using?
Our
Hamlet hates it when his uncle calls him what?
Son
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Hamlet says he is "a little more than kin, and less than ____" to Claudius
Kind
Claudius's flowery speech is called what?
Euphues
Who is Hamlet's mother?
Gertrude
Hamlet's mother tells him to seek for his noble father where?
In the dust
Laertes asks King Claudius to let him go back to where?
France
Who is Laertes father?
Polonius
Which mythological Greek figure does Hamlet compare his mother to "Like _____, all tears"?
Niobe
According to Hamlet, what kind of sheets has his mother 'posted to'?
Incestuous
Prince Hamlet says that Claudius is no more like Hamlet senior than he is to...
Hercules
At the end of his soliloquy in 1.2, Hamlet decides to what?
Hold his tongue
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