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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

by Tom Stoppard

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz

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Q. They pun off of each other’s words without much intention of moving their dialogue toward a set purpose. Which theme is this?


Mortality
Fear
Isolation
Manipulation
Language and Communication
Q. Main characters Ros and Guil, when left alone in the play, often suffer from feelings of ____


Isolation
Mortality
Morbidity
Hate
Love
Q. People use each other quite a bit. Which theme is this?


Isolation
Mortality
Manipulation
Primitivity
Man and the Natural World
Q. At the beginning Guil tries to determine an outcome by


Rolling a dice
Flipping a coin
Picking a card
Throwing darts
Drawing straws
Q. "The scientific approach to the examination of phenomena is a defence against the pure emotion of _____"


Hope
Lust
Happiness
Fear
Sadness
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