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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 Pozzo finishes eating, what does Pozzo ask Lucky?
(a) If he is ready to leave.
(b) If he wants the chicken bones.
(c) If he would like something to eat.
(d) If he would like to relax and get some sleep.

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) Going to America.
(b) Places they have been, like the Eiffel Tower.
(c) Their pain.
(d) The Bible.

3. After Lucky reacts to Estragon's attempt to make him feel better, Estragon then reacts by
(a) Dramatically claiming he is crippled.
(b) Fainting.
(c) Giving Lucky a hug.
(d) Kicking him really hard.

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

5. Vladimir looks for a note about when Godot is to come in
(a) Estragon's pockets.
(b) His hat.
(c) His shoes.
(d) His pockets.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the first Act, Pozzo tells Estragon and Vladimir that Lucky is driving him mad. Estragon and Vladimir

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

3. During the conversation in Act I, after telling Estragon and Vladimir how terrible Lucky is, Pozzo

4. Several times during the beginning of the first act, Vladimir keeps taking off and putting back on his

5. After eating and disposing of the chicken bones, Pozzo finally decides to relax and

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. Of all the kind of trees there are, Beckett chose what kind of tree? Why do you think he chose that particular type of tree.

3. In Act II, while Pozzo is obviously in distress and asking for help, what are Estragon and Vladimir doing? Pozzo keeps calling for help and finally offers what to Estragon and Vladimir?

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

5. 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?

6. What does Pozzo have for dinner and what do Estragon, Vladimir, and Lucky eat?

7. In Act I, Estragon and Vladimir have a long conversation about waiting for Godot and their helplessness. Finally, Estragon exclaims he is hungry! What food does Vladimir offer Estragon, and what food does he actually produce? Why might Beckett chose these particular foods?

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

9. Estragon and Vladimir can't seem to figure out who Pozzo and Lucky really are in Act II. In their confusion, they call them two names that are related. What are those names, and how do these names give some additional depth to the relationship between Pozzo and Lucky?

10. 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?

(see the answer keys)

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