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. What is the Player's response when Rosencrantz asks if the two of them are enough for an audience?
(a) The Player says it is all right if they pay extra for the show.
(b) The Player says they will have to find more people to attend the show.
(c) He says two is small for an audience but about average for voyeurs.
(d) The Player says they do not have time to put on a show right then.

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) they were sleeping and suddenly found themselves on a road they don't know.
(d) Right after breakfast they got a summons for jury duty.

3. How are Rosencrantz and Guildenstern identified in Stoppard's script?
(a) Gentleman one and Gentleman two
(b) Crantz and Stern
(c) Ros and Guil
(d) Rose and Guild

4. What is the ridiculous conversation Rosencrantz initiates about fingernails and beards?
(a) Whether they should be worn long or short
(b) Whether they are like toenails
(c) Whether they grow before birth and after death
(d) Whether they grow at the same rate

5. What type of play does the Player mention that comes at another cost?
(a) Plays where the audience participates
(b) Plays from classical Greek drama
(c) Plays that last over three hours
(d) Plays that have never been performed before

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Rosencrantz's reply when Guildenstern asks if he contradicts himself?

2. What type of performance does the Player say they can put on for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?

3. What is the Player's apology to Guildenstern and Rosencrantz?

4. After everyone else has left the stage, how does the speech of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern change?

5. How does Guildenstern question what is happening with the game?

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