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Act I, Scene 1

Where does Hamlet take place? Name the country Denmark
Name the castle Elsinore
Name the three guards Barnardo, Francisco, Marcellus
What time is it when the play opens? Midnight
Why have the guards asked Horatio to join them? They want Horatio to speak with the ghost.
Does Horatio believe there is a ghost? No
What makes Horatio qualified to speak with the ghost? Horatio is a scholar
Who does the ghost resemble? King Hamlet
Does the ghost speak with the guards and Horatio? No
What unusual activity do the guards notice going on at night? Manufacturing of cannons and weapons of war--people are working 7 days/nights a week
What reason does Horatio give for the people working long hours? Young Fortinbras is planning to attack Denmark
Why do the guards and Horatio think the ghost left without speaking? The cock crewed (rooster crowed)
Who will the guards and Horatio tell about the ghost? Young Hamlet
Created by: pegteacher