Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
by Tom Stoppard
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz
Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. They pun off of each other’s words without much intention of moving their dialogue toward a set purpose. Which theme is this?
Language and Communication
Q. Main characters Ros and Guil, when left alone in the play, often suffer from feelings of ____
Q. People use each other quite a bit. Which theme is this?
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
Q. "The scientific approach to the examination of phenomena is a defence against the pure emotion of _____"