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  • 1. 

    Stoppard has lived in all of these countries except:

    • A.

      Singapore

    • B.

      Germany

    • C.

      Japan

    • D.

      India

    Correct Answer
    B. Germany
    Explanation
    The question asks which country Stoppard has not lived in. Since the other three countries (Singapore, Japan, and India) are mentioned, and Germany is not, it can be inferred that Stoppard has not lived in Germany.

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  • 2. 

    Stoppard has written/contributed to all of these works except:

    • A.

      Indiana Jones

    • B.

      Sleepy Hollow

    • C.

      Arcadia

    • D.

      The Real Man

    Correct Answer
    D. The Real Man
    Explanation
    The Real Man is the only work listed that Stoppard has not written or contributed to.

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  • 3. 

    Why do Rosencrantz and Guildenstern lose at their own question game? 

    • A.

      They forget the answers to the questions

    • B.

      Hamlet ends up asking most of the questions

    • C.

      Hamlet does not want to play their game

    • D.

      Hamlet gives them all the answers

    Correct Answer
    B. Hamlet ends up asking most of the questions
    Explanation
    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern lose at their own question game because Hamlet ends up asking most of the questions. This implies that they were unable to keep the game going and engage Hamlet in a conversation, resulting in their loss.

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  • 4. 

    What is the name of the play that the Players perform as a dress rehearsal for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? 

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      The Mousetrap

    • C.

      Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

    • D.

      The Murder of Gonzago

    Correct Answer
    A. Hamlet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Hamlet." In the play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," the characters Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are minor characters from Shakespeare's play "Hamlet." In the dress rehearsal scene of "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," the Players perform a condensed version of "Hamlet" as a practice run before performing their own play. Therefore, "Hamlet" is the name of the play that the Players perform as a dress rehearsal for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.

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  • 5. 

    What is the indication that the Tragedians have arrived?

    • A.

      Footsteps

    • B.

      Laughter

    • C.

      Crying

    • D.

      Music

    • E.

      None of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. Music
    Explanation
    The indication that the Tragedians have arrived is the sound of music. This suggests that the Tragedians are known for their musical performances and their arrival is signaled by the presence of music.

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  • 6. 

    What is the name of the play performed by the Tragedians?

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      The Murder of Gonzago

    • C.

      The Player's Tragedy

    • D.

      The Importance of Being Earnest

    • E.

      The Murder of King Henry

    Correct Answer
    B. The Murder of Gonzago
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Murder of Gonzago." This is the name of the play performed by the Tragedians in the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare. In the play, Hamlet asks the actors to perform this specific play within the play as a way to catch the conscience of his uncle, Claudius, who he believes is responsible for his father's murder. The Murder of Gonzago is a fictional play within the larger play of Hamlet.

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  • 7. 

    Whose career path did not go as planned?

    • A.

      Hamlet

    • B.

      The Player

    • C.

      Alfred

    • D.

      Rosencrantz

    • E.

      Polonius

    Correct Answer
    C. Alfred
    Explanation
    Alfred's career path did not go as planned.

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  • 8. 

    After _____’s death, a whirlwind of chaotic events ensue. Who is _____?

    • A.

      Polonius

    • B.

      Alfred

    • C.

      The Player

    • D.

      Guildenstern

    • E.

      Claudius

    Correct Answer
    A. Polonius
    Explanation
    After Polonius's death, a whirlwind of chaotic events ensue. Polonius is a character in Shakespeare's play "Hamlet". He is the chief counselor to King Claudius and the father of Ophelia and Laertes. Polonius's death is a turning point in the play, leading to a chain of events that contribute to the tragic outcome.

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  • 9. 

    Who has the inability to decide things for him or herself?

    • A.

      Guildenstern

    • B.

      Rosencrantz

    • C.

      Alfred

    • D.

      Gertrude

    • E.

      Hamlet

    Correct Answer
    B. Rosencrantz
    Explanation
    Rosencrantz is the correct answer because in Shakespeare's play "Hamlet," Rosencrantz is portrayed as a character who lacks the ability to make decisions for himself. He is easily swayed by others, particularly by King Claudius and Queen Gertrude, and is often seen following their orders without questioning or thinking for himself. This inability to decide things for himself is a key aspect of Rosencrantz's character throughout the play.

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  • 10. 

    _____ deems his life more superior than the lives of his childhood friends. Who is _____?

    • A.

      Claudius

    • B.

      Alfred

    • C.

      Hamlet

    • D.

      The Player

    • E.

      Polonius

    Correct Answer
    C. Hamlet
    Explanation
    Hamlet deems his life more superior than the lives of his childhood friends. This suggests that Hamlet values his own life more highly and believes that he is more important or deserving than his friends. This could be due to a variety of reasons, such as a sense of entitlement or a belief in his own abilities or worth.

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  • 11. 

    How does the rapid scene transition add to the theme of the play? 

    • A.

      It brings the two characters closer to the action

    • B.

      It reveals the theme of forgetfulness in people

    • C.

      It emphasizes the importance of theatre in life

    • D.

      It furthers the notion of life's randomness

    • E.

      None of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. It furthers the notion of life's randomness
    Explanation
    The rapid scene transition adds to the theme of the play by emphasizing the notion of life's randomness. The quick changes in scenes reflect the unpredictable nature of life and highlight how events can occur suddenly and unexpectedly. This helps to convey the idea that life is filled with unexpected twists and turns, and that things can change in an instant.

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  • 12. 

    What does the boat come to represent at the end of the play? 

    • A.

      A wooden, transport vessel

    • B.

      Rosencrantz and Guildenstern's inevitable deaths

    • C.

      Hamlet's punishment for his misdeeds

    • D.

      Claudius' irrational nature

    • E.

      A safe haven for the actors to hide in

    Correct Answer
    B. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern's inevitable deaths

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