'Alas, Poor Yorick': Quote's Meaning & Overview


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Who is this person, 'Yorick', mentioned in this quote?

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1. Which of Yorick's personal qualities make his death so disturbing to Hamlet?

2. Which of the women in his life does Hamlet believe is spying on him?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How well do you think you know how well Hamlet knew Yorick?--What is your comprehension of this classic quote? This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of this critical scene in Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The referential characters in this critical scene
  • Yorick's character and character development in the scene
  • Other crucial developments in the play leading to this scene
  • The meaning of this quote and Hamlet's intent

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about Hamlet, particularly the Yorick scene
  • Making connections - correlate your knowledge of events previously occurring in the play with Hamlet's mindset at this critical moment
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify key concepts, such as Yorick's role in Hamlet's life
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Hamlet, Yorick and the follow-up to this scene

Additional Learning

To start learning more about the play and its critical scenes, review the accompanying lesson called Alas, Poor Yorick: Quote's Meaning, Lesson & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Outlines the events and dialog surrounding this line
  • Explains the significance of earlier events in the play
  • Details Hamlet's thought process in recalling Yorick's history
  • Explains Hamlet's meaning and intent following this line