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Multiple Choice Questions

1. During the course of the play, Estragon and Vladimir encounter two people who are traveling together, Pozzo and Lucky. It is clear that
(a) Pozzo serves Lucky and is dependent on him.
(b) Pozzo and Lucky are friends traveling together.
(c) Lucky serves Pozzo and is dependent on him.
(d) Pozzo and Lucky just met.

2. According to the play's notes, the action begins
(a) In a park in the evening.
(b) In a park in the morning.
(c) On a country road in the afternoon.
(d) On a country road in the evening.

3. In the first Act, Pozzo tells Estragon and Vladimir that Lucky is driving him mad. Estragon and Vladimir
(a) Tell Pozzo he is foolish.
(b) Tell Pozzo to leave Lucky with them.
(c) Turn on Lucky and chastise him.
(d) Leave the stage.

4. Vladimir and Estragon talk about the crucifixion of Jesus and the different views of the four Evangelists who record that event. What is the topic that is described differently between the four Evangelists?
(a) The record different people who came to watch.
(b) They disagree about the weather on the day of the crucifixion.
(c) They disagree about what Jesus was wearing on that day.
(d) They have conflicting views of the role of the thieves.

5. The two main characters in "Waiting for Godot" are
(a) Pozzo and Lucky.
(b) The boy and Lucky.
(c) Estragon and Vladimir.
(d) Estragon and Lucky.

6. When Pozzo tells Estragon to give Lucky his hat so Lucky can entertain them, Estragon says
(a) He would be happy to do it.
(b) Lucky already has his hat.
(c) He doesn't believe Lucky should wear a hat.
(d) He won't do it because Lucky kicked him.

7. After Estragon's leg is hurt, what does Pozzo tell him?
(a) That he will pay Estragon money to make up for it.
(b) That he doesn't care, and Estragon should stop complaining.
(c) That he had warned Estragon that Lucky didn't like strangers.
(d) That he is glad that Estragon got hurt.

8. During a conversation in Act I, Estragon says he is hungry. Vladimir offers him
(a) A potato.
(b) A drink.
(c) Chocolate and cookies.
(d) Turnips and carrots.

9. Estragon and Vladimir want to find out why Lucky won't put his packages down. Finally, Pozzo understands the question and tells them that Lucky
(a) Is afraid someone will steal the packages.
(b) Is trying to steal the packages.
(c) Has the right to put his packages down but chooses not to.
(d) Wants to give the packages to Estragon and Vladimir.

10. In Act I, when Vladimer and Estragon first encounter Pozzo and Lucky, Vladimir moves towards Lucky, but Pozzo says Lucky is
(a) Very dirty and bad smelling.
(b) Not very nice.
(c) Happy to make new friends.
(d) Dangerous, especially toward strangers.

11. Upon first encountering Pozzo, Estragon wants to know if he is
(a) Lost.
(b) Here to bring news of Godot.
(c) Also waiting for Godot.
(d) Godot.

12. When Pozzo tells Estragon and Vladimir they are trespassing, they reply that
(a) They are lost and have no idea where they are.
(b) They just thought they were on a public road and meant no harm.
(c) They would be happy leave immediately.
(d) That is just too bad because it is a free country.

13. During their discussion about when Godot is supposed to come, Vladimir and Estragon are certain about
(a) Where he is coming from.
(b) The time he is coming.
(c) The day he is coming.
(d) Nothing.

14. When Pozzo asks Estragon what his name is, what name does Estragon give?
(a) Adam.
(b) Lucky.
(c) Joseph.
(d) Patrick.

15. Pozzo treats Lucky like a
(a) Slave.
(b) Child.
(c) Wise man.
(d) Friend.

Short Answer Questions

1. Pozzo tells Estragon and Vladimir that you can't drive creatures like Lucky away and that it would be better to

2. Who offers to give Lucky his hat so that he can perform at the end of Act I?

3. In Act I, when Pozzo first sees Estragon and Vladimir as he is entering the stage, he

4. In Act I, the relationship between Pozzo and Lucky is demonstrated by the fact that each time Pozzo asks Lucky to bring him something, Lucky

5. What is the most significant thing on the stage? It is talked about several times during the play.

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