Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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

2. What does Guildenstern say will eventually turn the game around?
(a) The law of gravity
(b) The law of diminishing returns
(c) The law of Hammurabi
(d) The law of relativity

3. Guildenstern is aware that the game defies _________________________.
(a) The law of gravity
(b) The law of geometry
(c) The law of the land
(d) The law of probability

4. How many times does Rosencrantz say he has won the game?
(a) Seventy nine
(b) Fifty six
(c) One hundred
(d) Eighty five

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who enters after Hamlet and Ophelia exit the stage?

3. How does the dialogue change when Rosencrantz and Guildenstern speak with Claudius and Gertrude?

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?

5. What blunder does Rosencrantz make with the introductions?

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