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 does Guildenstern do differently the next time he tosses a coin?
(a) He rubs the coin on his shirt before tossing it.
(b) He tosses it much farther away.
(c) He tosses two coins at once.
(d) He lets it land in his other hand.

2. 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

3. How does Guildenstern reply to Rosencrantz's idea about how Guildenstern must be feeling?
(a) He says there is suspense while the coins are in the air.
(b) He says that he doesn't mind losing because Rosencrantz is his friend.
(c) He says he is not really thinking about the game.
(d) He says there are plenty more coins where those came from.

4. What is the Player's apology to Guildenstern and Rosencrantz?
(a) He says that they should have seen his troupe in better times.
(b) He says that he had only been joking with them just for the fun of it.
(c) He says that he had mistaken them for bawdy actors.
(d) He says that he was desparate to make money so they could eat.

5. How is the Player still trying to appeal to prurient interest to get more money?
(a) He winks at Guildenstern and suggests he would like to participate in something other than fighting.
(b) He confides to Guildenstern that, for a price, he has a bawdy performance of The Rape of the Sabine Women.
(c) He asks Guildenstern if he would like the troupe to remove their clothes.
(d) He tells Guildenstern that for a price they will do King Lear in the nude.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Guildenstern summarize that day?

2. What does Guildenstern mean when he says he is afraid, too?

3. How does Guildenstern win money from the Player and the troupe?

4. What does Guildenstern continue doing with the coin tosses?

5. What does Guildenstern say will eventually turn the game around?

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