TeachersFirst Quiz for Hamlet - Act III; Scene 3

This quiz will check to see that you understand the key events of scene 3.

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1. Who decides to send Hamlet to England?

2.In order to spy on Hamlet, who hides behind the arras in Gertrude's bedroom?

3. Although Hamlet has the opportunity to kill Claudius in this scene, he does not do so. If Claudius is killed while at prayer, his soul would go to .

4. When Hamlet hears a noise behind the curtains in his mother's room, he thinks is hiding there.

5. Hamlet stabs through the curtains, then lifts up the arras and discovers that he has killed

6. In this scene, Hamlet speaks harshly to his

7. Who does Hamlet compare to a "mildew'd ear."?

8. The ghost enters the room. Who can see it?

9. At the end of the scene Hamlet says he will not trust his two schoolfellows. Who are they? (____ and ___)