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by William Shakespeare

Hamlet: Symbols True or False

1. Whose skull does Hamlet find? -> Claudius'
2. What word is used to mean overgrowth of vegetation? -> Grotesque
3. "Loathsome crust" suggests -> Insanity
4. What does Hamlet wear that bugs his mom? -> Black
5. When Ophelia loses her mind, what does she hand out? -> Flowers