TeachersFirst Character Quiz for Hamlet - Act I

To understand Hamlet, you need to know who is related to whom. The questions below will check your understanding of the important relationships in the play.

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Hint: Since he isn't mentioned explicitly in the play, we'll refer to Hamlet's father as "Old Hamlet."

1. Hamlet's mother is:

2. Hamlet's stepfather is

3. Hamlet's father is

4. Gertrude's first husband was

5. Hamlet's girlfriend is

6. Old Hamlet was killed by
7. Ophelia's brother is
8. Ophelia's father is
9. Gertrude's present husband is
10. Polonius' daughter is
11. Claudius' wife is
12. Laertes' sister is

13. Laertes' father is
14. Claudius' stepson is
15. Old Hamlet's wife was

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