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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. Pozzo controls Lucky with
(a) A stick he beats him with.
(b) A long rope that goes around his neck and has created a large sore.
(c) A sword he threatens him with.
(d) His fists.

2. Act I starts with a meandering conversation between the two main characters who talk about a variety of subjects. They do NOT talk about
(a) The Bible.
(b) Going to America.
(c) Their pain.
(d) Places they have been, like the Eiffel Tower.

3. When Act I opens, Estragon is
(a) Trying to pull his boot off.
(b) Staring off into space.
(c) Making castles in the dirt.
(d) Asleep.

4. In Act 1, Pozzo asks Estragon and Vladimir how he can help them since they are having such a dull time. Estragon tells Pozzo
(a) That he is hungry.
(b) To leave them alone.
(c) That he has no place to sleep.
(d) That 10 francs would be fine.

5. During the conversation in Act I, after telling Estragon and Vladimir how terrible Lucky is, Pozzo
(a) Falls asleep and starts to snore.
(b) Decides to turn him over to the police.
(c) Tries to kidnap Estragon.
(d) Tells them everything he said was a lie.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Estragon remember about the Bible?

2. When Lucky comes on stage for the first time, he is

3. Estragon tells Vladimir that if they try to hang themselves

4. After some time observing Lucky and the relationship he has with Pozzo, at the end of Act I, it is clear that Lucky is

5. When Pozzo asks Estragon what his name is, what name does Estragon give?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are the five characters in "Waiting for Godot?"

2. When Vladimir finds Estragon's boots in Act II, what does Estragon say about the boots?

3. When Pozzo wants to sit down in Act I, what does he ask Estragon to do?

4. Estragon and Vladimir keep discussing whether they should help Pozzo while Pozzo keeps repeating his pleas for help. Do Estragon and Vladimir finally agree to respond to Pozzo's requests for help? Why or why not?

5. In Act 1, when Vladimir leaves the stage to go to the bathroom, what do Pozzo and Estragon stare at off stage? What does Estragon tell Vladimir about it when he returns?

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

7. How does Pozzo feel about meeting new people?

8. 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?

9. In Act II, what does Estragon remember about Lucky and Pozzo from the day before and why?

10. Pozzo and Lucky perform a repetitive behavior that serves to demonstrate the kind of relationship they have. It drives home the point that they are incapable of changing the course of their lives. Lucky's suffering is apparent. Briefly explain what Lucky's part is in the "dance" between them. Pozzo's "servitude" is not as apparent, but it does exist. Explain how Pozzo is just as helpless and frustrated in his relationship with Lucky.

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