Foreshadowing in Hamlet


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In Shakespeare's Hamlet, the ghost of Hamlet's father is dressed for _____.

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1. In Hamlet, Ophelia alerts her father that Hamlet has approached her with an air of _____.

2. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, though the title character is seeking revenge, he is reluctant to kill Claudius while the king is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet evaluates what you remember about the use of foreshadowing in Hamlet. You'll review your understanding of examples presented and specific events from this literary work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet assesses your knowledge of:

  • For what activity the ghost of Hamlet's father is dressed
  • Hamlet's demeanor that Ophelia notices
  • What the king is doing that makes Hamlet reluctant to kill Claudius
  • The two meanings of 'rotten' in a famous quote

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use understanding of the event the ghost of Hamlet's father is dressed for to answer a question about it
  • Information recall - see if you can remember what Ophelia tells her father about Hamlet
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to draw out from what you read what the players remind the audience about reality

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, you can read the accompanying lesson, Foreshadowing in Hamlet. This lesson offers a closer look at:

  • Who killed Hamlet's father
  • The characters that die at the end of this story
  • What Hamlet's strange behavior foreshadows
  • Hamlet's plan with the traveling players
  • The ultimate outcome of the tale
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