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Q1
The speaker is
A
Polonius
B
Reynaldo
C
Rosencrantz
D
Laertes
E
Q2

The character being addressed is

A

Ophelia

B

Hamlet

C

Marcellus

D

Bernado

E
Q3
The subject of discussion is
A
Horatio
B
Hamlet
C
Marcellus
D
Bernado
E
Q4
The speaker is
A
happy
B
confused
C
excited
D
anxious
E
Q5

Thews and bulk means

A

power

B

body and soul

C

strength and size

D

brain

E
Q6
Speaker X is
A
Horatio
B
Mercellus
C
Hamlet
D
Laertes
E
Q7
Speaker Y is
A
Bernado
B
Francisco
C
Polonius
D
Rosencrantz
E
Q8

Tis gone and will not answer refers to the

A

gravedigger

B

ghost

C

servant

D

soldier

E
Q9
The atmosphere is
A
frightening
B
peaceful
C
relaxed
D
bleak
E
Q10
The setting is
A
another part of the platform
B
a platform in front of the castle
C
the queen's palace
D
a room in the castle
E
Q11
The speaker is
A
the king
B
Laertes
C
the queen
D
Polonius
E
Q12
After this speech, the speaker
A
exist
B
dies
C
wakes up
D
sleeps off
E
Q13
The character being addressed is
A
Laertes
B
Hamlet
C
Polonius
D
Ophelia
E
Q14
Another character present on the scene is
A
Rosencrantz
B
Guildenstern
C
Polonius
D
Hamlet
E
Q15

The wildness referred to can also be called

A

love

B

madness

C

happiness

D

death

E
Q16
Speaker H is
A
Fortunbras
B
Horatio
C
Osric
D
Ambassador
E
Q17
Speaker I is
A
Horatio
B
Claudius
C
Hamlet
D
Osric
E
Q18
Shortly before the speech, .......died
A
the king
B
the queen
C
Hamlet
D
Polonius
E
Q19
Other characters who died earlier were
A
The queen and the ambassador
B
Hamlet and Osric
C
Ophelia and Horatio
D
Laertes and the king
E
Q20
The speaker is
A
Fortinbras
B
Guildenstern
C
Laertes
D
Hamlet
E
Q21
The queen has just
A
left the scene
B
died
C
run away
D
arrived
E
Q22
The character being addressed is
A
Hamlet
B
the queen
C
the King
D
Fortinbras
E
Q23
The addressee later
A
kills himself
B
sleeps off
C
runs away
D
stabs the king
E
Q24
The setting is
A
a hall in the castle
B
the battlefield
C
a platform in front of the castle
D
the queen's room
E
Q25
The speaker is
A
Polonius
B
The king
C
Hamlet
D
The queen
E
Q26
The character being addressed is
A
Horatio
B
Marcellus
C
Polonius
D
Laertes
E
Q27
The speaker is suffering from
A
malaria
B
headache
C
tumor
D
hallucination
E
Q28
The other character in the scene is
A
the king
B
Mercellus
C
Polonius
D
The Queen
E
Q29
The characters that just left the scene are
A
Hamlet and Horatio
B
Rosencrantz and the queen
C
the king and the queen
D
the king and Guildenstern
E
Q30
The speaker is
A
Getrude
B
Ophelia
C
Reynaldo
D
Guildenstern
E
Q31
The character being addressed is
A
Laertes
B
Polonius
C
Horatio
D
the king
E
Q32

"The Primrose path of dalliance" means

A

a religious life

B

a reckless life

C

the way to heaven

D

the way to hell

E
Q33
The other character who comes on the scene after this is
A
the queen
B
Horatio
C
Polonius
D
the king
E
Q34
The setting is
A
a room in Polonius' house
B
a room in the castle
C
the queen's room
D
the king's room
E
Q35
The speaker is
A
Hamlet
B
Claudius
C
The king
D
The queen
E
Q36
The character being addressed is
A
Gertrude
B
Ophelia
C
Horatio
D
Claudius
E
Q37

The "uncle" being referred to is

A

Laertes

B

Claudius

C

Guilenstern

D

Horatio

E
Q38

The "occulted guilt" here means

A

wizardry

B

love

C

witchcraft

D

conscience

E
Q39
The scene after this consists of the
A
closest scene
B
dumb show
C
graveyard scene
D
ghost scene
E
Q40

Speaker A is

A

Bernado

B

Horatio

C

Francisco

D

Marcellus

E
Q41

Speaker B is

A

Hamlet

B

Francisco

C

Marcellus

D

Bernado

E
Q42

This thing refers to a

A

ghost

B

horse

C

guard

D

soldier

E
Q43
The speakers were
A
in a room in the castle
B
in the courtyard
C
on a platform in front of the castle
D
on the battlefield
E
Q44

Speakers A and B are

A

officers

B

soldiers

C

servants

D

courtiers

E
Q45
The speaker is
A
Horatio
B
Marcellus
C
Bernado
D
Francisco
E
Q46
The speaker is addressing
A
Mercellus
B
Francisco
C
the ghost
D
Horatio
E
Q47
The passage conveys an atmosphere of
A
peace
B
celebration
C
war
D
anxiety
E
Q48
The subject of discussion is
A
Hamlet
B
the ghost
C
Claudius
D
Laertes
E
Q49

Speaker X is

A

a messenger

B

the king

C

the queen

D

Laertes

E
Q50

Speaker Y is

A

the Queen

B

Polonius

C

an attendant

D

Ophelia

E
Q51
The characters who come on the scene shortly afterwards are
A
Laertes and the Danes
B
the Queen and Hamlet
C
Ophelia and the Danes
D
Hamlet and Laertes
E
Q52
The other character present in the scene is
A
the Queen
B
Hamlet
C
Horatio
D
Mercellus
E
Q53
The King had just requested that all the
A
doors be broken
B
doors be guarded
C
windows be locked
D
windows be opened
E
Q54
The speaker is
A
Hamlet
B
Marcellus
C
Horatio
D
Laertes
E
Q55
The character being addressed is
A
the King
B
the ghost
C
Angels
D
God
E
Q56
The character who just spoke before the speaker is
A
Horatio
B
Laertes
C
Hamlet
D
Mercellus
E
Q57
The setting of the extract is
A
a room in the castle
B
the platform
C
the queen's closet
D
a graveyard
E
Q58
The passage creates an atmosphere of
A
surprise and determination
B
insecurity and resignation
C
security and assurance
D
courage and asuurance
E
Q59
Line I suggests the speaker's belief in
A
ghosts
B
spirits
C
purgatory
D
magic
E
Q60
The speaker is
A
Hamlet
B
Marcellus
C
Horatio
D
Claudius
E