Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 1, p. 34-53.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. When Rosencrantz begins saying he is afraid, what is it he was going to say before Guildenstern stops him?
(a) That something was dreadfully wrong.
(b) That it just wasn't Guildenstern's day.
(c) That he was becoming tired of playing.
(d) That they must be dreaming.

3. What type of performance does the Player say they can put on for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?
(a) Only a few plays that they have memorized
(b) Tragedy to include deaths, disclosures, unexpected turns of events, and even transvestite melodrama
(c) Comedies that will give them stitches in their sides
(d) Mimes and dance accompanied by their musicians

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What strange comparison does Guildenstern make to the coins?

2. What is the leader of the traveling group called?

3. What are Guildenstern's suggestions for him and Rosencrantz in this strange situation?

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

5. If they discover what is troubling Hamlet, what does Rosencrantz want to know?

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