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21) Who kills Claudius?

Realizing that his mother has been murdered and that he himself has been poisoned, Hamlet wastes no more time. He rushes at Claudius and stabs him.

22) At the end of the play, who takes the crown of Denmark?

Fortinbras, seeing the entire Danish royal family dead, takes the crown for himself.

23) Whose history of Denmark is believed to have been one of Shakespeare's sources for the story of Hamlet?

The story of Shakespeare's Hamlet was derived from the legend of Amleth, preserved by 13th-century chronicler Saxo Grammaticus in his Gesta Danorum.

24) Who speaks the first line of the play?

BERNARDO: Who's there?

25) What does Hamlet propose as the reason for his mother's hasty marriage?

HAMLET: Thrift, thrift, Horatio! the funeral baked meats
Did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables.

26) What is the ghost wearing when it appears to Horatio?

When the ghost appears, Marcellus and Horatio have the following exchange:

MARCELLUS: Is it not like the king?
HORATIO: As thou art to thyself:
Such was the very armour he had on
When he the ambitious Norway combated.

27) What is the name of the play Hamlet stages for Claudius?

The Murder of Gonzago is the play Hamlet has performed in order to determine his uncle's innocence or guilt in the death of his father.

28) Why is Ophelia's right to a Christian burial questioned?

The priest denies Ophelia the requiem mass and other trappings of a Christian burial because she took her own life.

29) Who does Polonius send to France to spy on Laertes?

Polonius sends Reynaldo to Paris to check up on what Laertes is doing.

30) How long after the death of Hamlet's father do Gertrude and Claudius wait to get married?

After the wedding, Hamlet comments: "But two months dead: nay, not so much, not two."