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 are Guildenstern's suggestions for him and Rosencrantz in this strange situation?
(a) Be alert, tread carefully, and follow instructions.
(b) Be inquisitive and ask a lot of questions.
(c) Be confident, get the answers, and go home.
(d) Be irate and demand to go home.

2. What is Guildenstern's angry reply to the Player's suggestion?
(a) He draws his sword and tells the Player if he suggests that again, he will kill him.
(b) He calls the Player a pimp and orders him to leave with his troupe.
(c) He laughs in the Player's face and calls him stupid.
(d) He says he was prepared for any kind of messenger, but instead he is approached by prostitutes.

3. Why does Rosencrantz's answer please Guildenstern?
(a) It tells him that Rosencrantz is hiding a secret.
(b) It assures him that the law of self interest is still working.
(c) It tells him that he will soon start winning.
(d) It tells him that no natural laws are at work at the moment.

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

5. What are the instruments the musicians play?
(a) Bagpipe, horn, and cymbals
(b) Horn, flute, and harpsichord
(c) Drum, flute, and horn
(d) Trumpet, drum, and harp

Short Answer Questions

1. When Rosencrantz begins saying he is afraid, what is it he was going to say before Guildenstern stops him?

2. What does Claudius request of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?

3. In what way is Rosencrantz defensive as he discusses the game with Guildenstern?

4. When the troupe runs out of money, what do they offer Guildenstern?

5. What is Rosencrantz's reply when Guildenstern asks if he contradicts himself?

(see the answer key)

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