Hamlet: Lesson for Kids


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What is a tragedy?

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1. In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, why does Hamlet want to kill Claudius?

2. In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, why do Polonius and Claudius spy on Hamlet?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet will help you find out what you know about William Shakespeare's Hamlet. These questions will focus on the major characters and events of this play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your understanding of:

  • The reason Hamlet wants to kill Claudius
  • Why Hamlet is being spied on
  • The way Hamlet tries to find out if Claudius is guilty

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply what you know to examine information about Hamlet in a different way
  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain main terms, such as a tragedy
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about Hamlet's death
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about why Hamlet wants to kill Claudius and the way he tries to find out if he is guilty

Additional Learning

To learn more about this famous Shakespearean play, review the lesson titled Hamlet: Lesson for Kids. New information covered will include:

  • Hamlet's thoughts when making his most famous speech
  • Who Hamlet's mother is now married to
  • The role of Ophelia in the play
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