Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does Guildenstern see the way the game keeps going?
(a) He think Rosencrantz is cheating, but he cannot prove it.
(b) He thinks he must continue to entertain Rosencrantz.
(c) He sees it as odd, perhaps an omen.
(d) He does not think about it.

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

4. Still trying to explain his run of bad luck, why does Guildenstern think about time?
(a) He wonders if it has stood still and he has actually spun the coin only once.
(b) He wonders if his timing is all wrong when spinning the coins.
(c) He wonders if time is actually going backward making his spins go the opposite way.
(d) He wonders if the time of day is affecting the magnetic fields.

5. What question does Guildenstern press on Rosencrantz during their discussion of the game?
(a) If he would feel the same having lost that many times
(b) If he wants to spin one last coin double or nothing
(c) If he knows any other game they could play
(d) If he wants to spin the coins himself

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Guildenstern is aware that the game defies _________________________.

3. How does Guildenstern reply to Rosencrantz's idea about how Guildenstern must be feeling?

4. What is the ridiculous conversation Rosencrantz initiates about fingernails and beards?

5. Why does Rosencrantz's answer please Guildenstern?

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