Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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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 Alfred's reply when Guildenstern asks if he likes being an actor?
(a) He says he always wanted to be an actor.
(b) He says it's an easy way to earn a living.
(c) He says he does not.
(d) He says he never really thought about it.

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

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

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

5. Who are the well-dressed Elizabethan gentlemen at the opening of the play?
(a) Procter and Gamble
(b) Hamlet and Horatio
(c) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
(d) Claudius and Polonius

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Guildenstern is aware that the game defies _________________________.

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

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

5. What is odd about the gambling game Guildenstern plays with Rosencrantz?

(see the answer key)

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