Waiting for Godot Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Throughout the dialogue in Act II, Estragon and Vladimir are doing their best to keep talking so they don't

2. As they are preparing to leave at the end of Act I, Estragon looks at the tree and tells Vladimir that

3. Estragon realizes it is too late for Godot to come by the end of the second day. Vladimir agrees because it is

4. At the beginning of Act II, Vladimir sings a song about a

5. In Act II, Vladimir gives Estragon a radish,

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Imagine that Godot finally makes his appearance one day. How might he feel about the fact that Estragon and Vladimir had spent so much time waiting for him? What, if anything, might Godot would do for Estragon and Vladimir? If he were to encounter Pozzo and Lucky, would Godot do anything for them even though they had not been waiting for him?

Essay Topic 2

Why do you think Beckett created the characters of Pozzo and Lucky the way he did? Do you feel that other characters would have worked better? For instance, Pozzo and Lucky are just as locked in their lives and unable to change as Estragon and Vladimir. Would characters who were happy, contented, and successful made Beckett's message stronger because of the contrast? Why do you feel the way you do?

Essay Topic 3

Why do you think Beckett uses the character of the boy to bring word from Godot? Does this "prove" Godot exists? Is the boy real or part of a delusion shared by Estragon and Vladimir? After all, Estragon, especially, questions the accuracy of his memory.

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