Directions: The AP English Literature multiple choice section consists of selections from literary works and questions on their content, form, and style. After reading each passage or poem, choose the best answer to each question and then click on the corresponding answer. Click on the right arrow to move on to the next question. Start your test prep now with our free AP English Literature practice test.
Is there life after death?
Should I commit murder?
Should I commit suicide?
Why should he stay alive if his life is so miserable?
What point is there in working hard in life?
An internal conflict about whether it is better to live or to die.
An internal conflict about whether to kill his stepfather or not.
An external conflict with his friends and family who are opposed to his taking up arms to fight the enemy.
An external conflict with his priest about whether it is moral to take another person's life or not.
An external conflict with Ophelia about whether or not she should commit suicide.
Hamlet reveals that he is lazy, sleepy, and unhappy.
Hamlet reveals that he is angry, violent, and vengeful.
Hamlet reveals that he is thoughtful, confused, and indecisive.
Hamlet reveals that he is indifferent to what other people say or think about him.
Hamlet reveals that he is impassioned, forthright, and confident.
To demonstrate an internal conflict in the character.
To describe an external conflict between the character and the outside world.
To spark empathy in the reader for Hamlet's situation.
To create loathing for the character in the reader.
To demonstrate the thematic elements of the play.
The line refers to suicide, a taboo topic.
The author ponders life and death, a topic that is memorable.
The author avoids using any imagery in this specific line and follows it with many images.
The author uses imagery in this line to illustrate his point.
The line’s use of monosyllables is unique in all of Shakespeare.
To wrap one’s arms around oneself
To reach out for help from a friend or ally
To steal a weapon in order to inflict suffering on others
To raise a fight against the things that are oppressive
To help others to overcome their depression
the moment of death
The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin?
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