Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 2, p. 84-95.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Gertrude tell Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?
(a) Hamlet has spoken of them and that she knows how fond of them he is.
(b) Hamlet will talk to them because they are strangers.
(c) There are two of them and Hamlet is alone.
(d) They should get Ophelia to help them.

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

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

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 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 is suspense while the coins are in the air.

5. When Guildenstern assures Rosencrantz that they will be all right, what is Rosencrantz's reply?
(a) Rosencrantz says that is easy for him to say.
(b) Rosencrantz asks how he knows that.
(c) Rosencrantz says he has gotten them into a fine mess.
(d) Rosencrantz asks for how long.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Gertrude respond when she hears Guildenstern's prayer?

2. What does Rosencrantz say he remembers about questions in the past?

3. What saves Guildenstern from being trapped by Rosencrantz's betrayal?

4. What is Alfred's response when Guildenstern suggests they could set a dramatic precedent?

5. What do Rosencrantz and Guildenstern threaten to do to the Player?

(see the answer key)

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