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

2. What is the source of the sounds Rosencrantz had heard?
(a) Six travellers who claim they saw a unicorn
(b) Six milkmaids heading for the market
(c) Six men on white horses with bells
(d) Six "Tragedians" or traveling actors, musicians, and their leader

3. What is Rosencrantz's reaction to the way the game keeps going?
(a) He is upset because Guildenstern will run out of coins.
(b) He is a little embarrassed because he keeps winning.
(c) He laughs and whistles every time he wins a coin.
(d) He thinks something is odd about the game.

4. What is the Player's reaction when Guildenstern says he may be able to use his influence at the court to get them shows?
(a) The Player falls at his feet.
(b) The Player runs away.
(c) The Player doubts his word.
(d) The Player offers to put on a free show for them.

5. Grabbing hold of the Player angrily, how does Guildenstern excuse himself?
(a) He pretends to black out.
(b) He says he was merely testing the Player's reflexes.
(c) He reminds the Player that he had offered audience participation.
(d) He says he tripped on a rock in the road.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the Player so happy to see the two men?

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

3. When the time theory is disproved, what does Guildenstern think of next?

4. How is the troupe's cart being pulled?

5. What is Alfred's reply when Guildenstern asks if he likes being an actor?

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