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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. During one of the conservations about the Bible, Vladimir tells Estragon he should have been a
(a) Lawyer.
(b) Politician.
(c) Poet.
(d) Doctor.

2. What is the fundamental relationship between Pozzo and Lucky?
(a) Lucky serves Pozzo and is dependent on him.
(b) They are good friends.
(c) Pozzo serves Lucky and is dependent on him.
(d) They just met.

3. During the first part of Act I, Vladimir keeps looking for something that he doesn't find in what?
(a) His hat.
(b) His shoes.
(c) The tree.
(d) The dirt.

4. 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 and Lucky just met.
(b) Pozzo and Lucky are friends traveling together.
(c) Pozzo serves Lucky and is dependent on him.
(d) Lucky serves Pozzo and is dependent on him.

5. What does Estragon tell Vladimir happened to him during the night?
(a) He watched the stars all night.
(b) He slept soundly and well.
(c) He was beaten.
(d) He found some money and clothes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Before Pozzo and Lucky leave Estragon and Vladimir at the end of Act I, Pozzo, Estragon, and Vladimir get Lucky to

2. After Pozzo has finished eating, Estragon asks him

3. When Act I opens, Estragon is

4. After Estragon repeatedly asks Pozzo to sit down, Pozzo finally does and then tells Estragon and Vladimir that he must

5. In Act I, when Vladimer and Estragon first encounter Pozzo and Lucky, Vladimir moves towards Lucky, but Pozzo says Lucky is

Short Essay Questions

1. Pozzo smokes a pipe after dinner. He tells Estragon and Vladimir that even though the second pipe is sweet, it is not as sweet as the first. Why might Pozzo believes the first pipe is sweeter, and why does Pozzo have the second pipe? What does this contribute to the mood of the play?

2. Estragon and Vladimir talk about the tree again in Act II and the possibility of hanging themselves. They realize they need rope. What do they consider as a possible solution, and what is the problem with that?

3. Estragon and Vladimir still want to know why Lucky doesn't put done all the parcels. What does Pozzo finally tell them?

4. What happens to the bones after Pozzo has finished eating?

5. What does Estragon do to Lucky later in Act I to get revenge for what Lucky did to him earlier?

6. How does Estragon react in Act II when he decided to kick Lucky and ended up hurting his foot in the process?

7. Pozzo wants to rouse Lucky and suggests that someone go and kick him to get his attention. Estragon is reluctant to approach him because the last time he did, Lucky kicked him. What does Vladimir tell Estragon?

8. When Estragon complains about Lucky's response to his attempted kindness, Pozzo reminds him about what?

9. In Act II, Pozzo finally decides that he and Lucky must leave. Vladimir asks Pozzo if Lucky can sing for them before he and Lucky leave. What does Pozzo tell Vladimir?

10. Why do you think Beckett uses the moon to illuminate the stage? Remember that moonlight is different than sunlight and that the moon becomes part of the play in the same way that the tree does.

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