1. How does the play begin?
The play begins in the office of the factory of Rossum's Universal Robots (R.U.R.) where the factory manager, Mr. Domin dictates letters to his secretary, Sulla. Sulla listens intently as Domin dictates the full contents of each letter.
2. What are the letters Domin dictates to Sulla about?
Each letter either acknowledges the receipt of an order for robots or the resolution of some issue relating to robots.
3. How does Domin react to Miss Glory lifting her veil?
Domin asks for Miss Glory's agreement to confidentiality, and she lifts the veil on her hat so that Domin may look into her eyes. Domin is startled by her beauty.
4. How was Mr. Rossum Sr important to the discovery of robots?
Mr. Rossum's unsuccessfully attempted to re-create protoplasm while on a stay on the factory's isolated island. However, he did discover an alternate substance, which he used to create in an attempt to make his own humans, deviant creatures.
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