Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 2, p. 84-95.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In their conversation, what does the audience gather about Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?
(a) That they are the butt of a complicated joke
(b) That it clear they never quite know where they are or what is going on
(c) That they are too educated to understand simple minded people
(d) That they never argue bacause they both see things the same way

2. As the scene changes from exterior to interior, who enters the stage?
(a) Anthony and Cleopatra
(b) Hamlet and Ophelia
(c) Romeo and Juliet
(d) Ariel and Puck

3. What indicates that Guildenstern may also be a bit confused?
(a) He forgets what he is saying in his conversation.
(b) He asks if anything he says makes sense in his conversation.
(c) He asks if he is contradicting himself in his conversation.
(d) He keeps repeating himself in his conversation.

4. What does the Player do when Rosencrantz tosses a coin on the ground in front of the Player?
(a) The Player falls to his knees scrambling for the coin.
(b) The Player looks at it and declares it heads.
(c) The Player spits on the coin.
(d) The Player challenges to throw more coins.

5. How is the Player still trying to appeal to prurient interest to get more money?
(a) He tells Guildenstern that for a price they will do King Lear in the nude.
(b) He confides to Guildenstern that, for a price, he has a bawdy performance of The Rape of the Sabine Women.
(c) He asks Guildenstern if he would like the troupe to remove their clothes.
(d) He winks at Guildenstern and suggests he would like to participate in something other than fighting.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Rosencrantz collects the coin, why does he say Guildenstern was lucky?

2. Of what does Guildenstern say they can be sure?

3. What does Guildenstern suggest they do with Hamlet?

4. What is Hamlet doing?

5. When the King wants to see Hamlet, what does Rosencrantz do?

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