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.
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 because he does not love her.
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 within Hamlet.
To describe an external conflict between Hamlet and the nature of the world.
To spark empathy in the reader for Hamlet's situation.
To create loathing for Hamlet in the reader.
To demonstrate the thematic elements of the play.
The author refers to suicide, a taboo topic.
The author ponders life and death, a memorable topic.
The author avoids using any imagery in this specific line and follows it with many images.
The line reveals that the speaker is confident in his opinions about mortality.
The line uses only monosyllabic words.
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 fight against suffering life by committing suicide
To help others to overcome their depression
The physical pain that Hamlet has endured.
The problem with not knowing what happens after death.
A solution to the problems that are bothering Hamlet.
The act of suicide that Hamlet is considering.
A distraction from Hamlet’s problems.
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?
It highlights the vast number of problems Hamlet is facing
It provides cacophony to help readers realize how harsh Hamlet’s suicide would be.
It shows that Hamlet is rambling and not making much sense.
It marks Hamlet’s decisiveness at the end of the soliloquy.
It makes Hamlet’s consideration of suicide seem more unreasonable.
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