Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 1, p. 20-34.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the Player's response when Guildenstern asks if the troupe found them by chance?
(a) He says it was.
(b) He says they heard the clinking of his coins.
(c) He says it is in their script.
(d) He says nothing is pure chance.

2. What does Rosencrantz tell Guildenstern he would do if he lost that many times?
(a) Examine the coins
(b) Keep playing until he started to win
(c) Quit before he lost everything
(d) Draw his sword

3. Trying to determine what Rosencrantz wants to see, what does the Player mention not too subtly?
(a) Adam and Eve in the Garden in their original costumes
(b) Great Tragedies and comedies they have performed before kings
(c) Rapes are mentioned and he alludes to wives and "ravished virgins" and asks if he is getting warm.
(d) Bawdy barroom ballads acted out by the mimes as the musician splay and sing

4. How is it obvious that the two men have been playing the gambling game for a long time?
(a) Guildenstern's bag is nearly empty while Rosencrantz's bag is full.
(b) Rosencrantz keeps saying he is tired of playing the game.
(c) There are coins scattered all over the stage.
(d) Guildenstern asks Rosencrantz to loan him more coins.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the Player's response when Rosencrantz asks if the two of them are enough for an audience?

2. What are the instruments the musicians play?

3. What assumption does the Player make about Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?

4. What does Guildenstern do with the coins he takes out of his bag?

5. What does the player tell Guildenstern they are more about?

(see the answer key)

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