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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Pozzo and Lucky meet Estragon and Vladimir the next day, Pozzo tells them that he woke up one day finding everything had changed and that he sometimes wonders if he isn't
2. In Act I, Vladimir asks the boy if he has been where they are before. The boy replies that
3. Considering the possibility that they might have trouble hanging themselves, Estragon says that Vladimir could hang onto his legs. Vladimir asks him
4. What does Pozzo say is in his bag near the end of the play?
5. Vladimir tells Estragon, at the end of the second act, that if Godot comes,
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There are times that all of us feel as if life is pointless. How did "Waiting for Godot" help you understand that feeling? Did it encourage you because you can see that you are going somewhere in your life, after all, considering what your are doing with your life like going to school and reading plays. Or did it show you that like the characters in the play, you are not doing anything to move your life ahead?
Essay Topic 2
Did you find any of the dialogue funny? Did anything that happened or was said make you laugh? If so, how do you feel Beckett used humor to make his point? Include examples of dialogue you found humorous.
Essay Topic 3
Do you feel that Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" has a message for today's readers? Why or why not? If so, what do you think the message is? What action or dialogue supports this message? Did reading "Waiting for Godot" make a difference in your life? Did you learn something about yourself and your feeling about your life?
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