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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. After some time observing Lucky and the relationship he has with Pozzo, at the end of Act I, it is clear that Lucky is
(a) Waiting for his chance to run away.
(b) Begging for help from Estragon and Vladimir.
(c) Unwilling or unable to do anything to change his life.
(d) Very content to be working for Pozzo.

2. During the first act, when Estragon complains because Vladimir woke him up, Vladimir tells Estragon he woke him up because
(a) It was Estragon's turn to keep watch.
(b) He just felt like it.
(c) Estragon was snoring.
(d) He felt lonely.

3. Estragon tells Vladimir that if they try to hang themselves
(a) It will be a great success.
(b) He will die because he is light but that Didi will break the branch and will be left alive and alone.
(c) They will fail and live to regret it because they both will be hurt.
(d) Everything will work exactly as they plan because it is a wonderful idea.

4. Who offers to give Lucky his hat so that he can perform at the end of Act I?
(a) Pozzo
(b) Vladimir
(c) The boy
(d) A stranger walking across the stage

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When Pozzo first introduces himself, he tells Estragon and Vladimir that they are

2. In the first act, after Estragon falls asleep, Vladimir

3. In the first act, Estragon exclaims that Vladimir smells of

4. When Lucky hears Pozzo talking to Estragon and Vladimir about the fair, he starts to

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

2. Vladimir asks Estragon if he has ever read the Bible. What does Estragon tell him?

3. When Pozzo and Lucky come across Estragon and Vladimir on the second day, what has changed, and what has stayed the same?

4. When Vladimir wakes Estragon up in Act II and he finds Lucky's hat, what does Vladimir suggests they do to pass the time?

5. How does the idea of hanging and Estragon and Vladimir's inability to come up with a workable plan contribute to the atmosphere of the play?

6. What do Estragon and Vladimir talk about as the first act is ending, and what actually happens?

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

8. Vladimir asks the boy what Mr. Godot does. How does the boy respond?

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

10. After Pozzo leaves in Act I, a boy enters the stage with information for Estragon and Vladimir. Vladimir asks the boy if he is the same boy who came yesterday. What does the boy tell them, and what is his explanation for being late?

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