Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 2, p. 55-84.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what way is Rosencrantz defensive as he discusses the game with Guildenstern?
(a) He suggests that guildenstern is trying to lose.
(b) He points out that Guildenstern has done all the spinning.
(c) He declares that he always has good luck at gambling.
(d) He offers to give back all the coins.

2. How does Guildenstern summarize that day?
(a) They were awakened at dawn with a message, a summons, and a new record for heads and tails.
(b) They got a message to come quickly but it did not tell them where.
(c) Right after breakfast they got a summons for jury duty.
(d) they were sleeping and suddenly found themselves on a road they don't know.

3. What is Guildenstern's angry reply to the Player's suggestion?
(a) He draws his sword and tells the Player if he suggests that again, he will kill him.
(b) He laughs in the Player's face and calls him stupid.
(c) He says he was prepared for any kind of messenger, but instead he is approached by prostitutes.
(d) He calls the Player a pimp and orders him to leave with his troupe.

4. What do Rosencrantz and Guildenstern threaten to do to the Player?
(a) Have him arrested
(b) Cut out his tongue
(c) Expose him for a fraud
(d) Dance on his grave

5. What does Rosencrantz realize about the costumes of two of the troupe?
(a) They have been stolen from the palace
(b) They are garments taken from his closet
(c) They are identical to his and Guildenstern's
(d) They are too shabby to wear to court

Short Answer Questions

1. When Guildenstern insists their meeting must have been chance, how does the Player reply?

2. What event does Guildenstern recall as they talk about questions?

3. After speaking with Hamlet, what is the condition of Guildenstern and Rosencrantz?

4. When Hamlet, Polonius, and Ophelia exit, where are they apparently going?

5. What is the fanciful conversation started by Guildenstern when Rosencrantz hears a sound.

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