Waiting for Godot Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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. In Act II, Estragon remembers some of the things that happened the day before including:

2. Finally, toward the end of the play, Vladimir tells Estragon they will hang themselves tomorrow unless

3. Vladimir realizes Estragon has been beaten again and tells him he wouldn't have let "them" beat Estragon because he would

4. Vladimir tells Estragon, at the end of the second act, that if Godot comes,

5. After Estragon and Vladimir help Pozzo stand up in Act II, Pozzo asks Estragon and Vladimir if they are friends of his. They tell him

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Many lines of dialogue consist of single words or very brief sentences. How does this approach to dialogue affect the mood of the play, and what does it tell you about the characters, especially Estragon and Vladimir?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Does Godot exist? Why do you feel the way you do? Is there any supporting evidence in the play? If you feel that Godot does exist, is Godot God? Why do you feel the way you do?

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