Hamlet Test SG - Plain Local Schools

Study Guide
Name _______________________________________
The test is planned for the second week of February (Not accounting for snow days). The
following areas are what you should be studying in order to be successful. You will not be
permitted to use your book, notes, etc. on this unit test.
From Act I; See handout
Know who said the quote, who they said it to, and what it means
“This above all: to thine own self be true”
“As thou are to thyself”
“Mark me”
“Upon my sword”
Literary Terms:
Study the meaning of each of the literary terms from our notes
Be able to identify examples of the literary terms
The Play:
Review scene summaries from the book
Review all study guides
Be familiar with characters and how they are connected/related
Review the elements of Freitag’s Pyramid: Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling
Action, Resolution
There will be an essay on one of the following topics. Please prepare accordingly.
o Death’s impact on Hamlet
o Hamlet as the Tragic Hero
o Shakespeare’s Life/Work in relation to Hamlet
o Synthesizing Hamlet’s mental state with his actions throughout the play