Quiz: Waiting for Godot
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1. The subtitle of the play 'Waiting for Godot' is __________ .
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2. The play is originally written in ______ language and was known as _____ .
1 point
3. When the play - with all male characters - was performed on 19 Nov 1957 before 1400 convicts of the prison (San Quentin), it was taken so well by the audience that it surprised one and all. What are the possible reason/s?
2 points
4. Which of the following attributes puts this play in the category of 'Theatre of Absurd'?
5 points
5. When Alan Schneider, who was direct the first American production of 'Waiting for Godot', asked Beckett who or what was meant by Godot, he received tha answer, "______________"
3 points
6. In 'Waiting for Godot' , the feeling of uncertainty it produces, the ebb and flow of this uncertainty - from the hope of discovering the identity of Godot to its repeated disappointment - are themselves the essence of the play
Is it true about the 'essence' of the play?
2 points
7. 'Waiting for Godot' does not tell a story, it explores a static situation. "Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful."
Is it true?
1 point
8. Which of the following attributes are found in Vladimir?
5 points
9. Which of the following attributes are found in Estragon?
5 points
10. Which of the following attributes are found in Pozzo?
5 points
11. Which of the following attributes are found in Lucky?
0 points
12. Which of the following about the play is true when we read this in the play: " Godot means to suggest the intervention of a supernatural agency, or whether he stands for a mythical human being whose arrival is expected to change the situation, or both of these possibilities combined".
3 points
13. Which of the following about the play is true when we read this in the play: " The act of waiting as an essential and characteristic aspect of the human condition. Throughout our lives we always wait for something and Godot simply represent the objective of our wanting - an event, a thing, a person, death.
3 points
14. Who speaks: " They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more."
2 points
15. Who speaks: "Astride of a grave and a difficult birth. Down in the hole, lingeringly, the gravedigger puts on the forceps."
2 points
Read the image to attempt Q no. 16
16. This image is about . . . .
2 points
17. Match with appropriate . . .
Ref: William Hutchings compared this play with Oedipus and Hamlet
Is he mad or not? Is the ghost he sees real or not? If real, is he telling the truth or not?
Did he has freewill in taking the actions that he did, even when he unknowing killed . . . . Or was his fate entirely determined or predestined by Gods
Who are these two stranger waiting for some stranger whom they do not know and are not sure about the place of meeting? Why isn't much happening? What's it meant to mean?
Oedipus the Rex
Hamet
Waiting for Godot
18. Match with appropriate . . .
Ref: William Hutchings compared this play with Oedipus and Hamlet
Oedipus
Hamlet
Waiting for Godot
Whether Gods or Humans are fundamentally in control of the world. Whether we have destinies that is exorable, unaboidable and preordained, and whether there are circumstances in which humans have defy the will of the gods
Whether there is after life with rewards and punishments, whether justice can be found in this world or next, whether we can ever know with certainty the truth of our situation and then act with moral responsibility
Why are we here? Are we alone on this uncaring universe or not? What are we to do wile we are here? How can we know? and ultimately, what does it matter?
19. Who said these lines?
"Hurts? Hurts! He wants to know if it hurts! "
1 point
20. Which Act ends with these lines: VLADIMIR: Well? Shall we go? ESTRAGON: Yes, let's go.
3 points
21. Who sings the song of Dog (Then all the dogs came running And dug the dog a tomb–) and in which Act?
2 points
22. Match with the speaker . . .
Estragon
Vladimir
Pozzo
Lucky
Boy
Christ! What has Christ got to do with it. You're not going to compare yourself to Christ! 
simultaneously what is more for reasons unknown in spite of the strides of physical culture the practice of sports such as tennis football running cycling swimming flying floating riding gliding conating camogie skating tennis of all kinds dying flying sports 
Don't touch me! Don't question me! Don't speak to me! Stay with me! 
You are human beings none the less. . .Made in God's image! 
23. Between whom are these words exchanged? "What does he do, Mr. Godot?" ----- "He does nothing, sir?"
2 points
24. Who wrote this and in which book?
"In a man’s attachment to life there is something stronger than all the ills in the world. The body’s judgment is as good as the mind’s and the body shrinks from annihilation. We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us toward death, the body maintains its irreparable lead. In short, the essence of that contradiction lies in what I shall call the act of eluding" . . . (Our instinct for life is much stronger than our reason for death . . . We get into the 'habit' of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. . . Thus we elude the idea of death . . . This act of eluding manifests in hope. By hoping for another life, hoping to find some meaning in this life, we put off facing the consequences of the absurd, of the meaninglessness of life.
3 points
Read this image to attempt Q. 25
25. This image refers to ________ myth and it means ________ in context of Existentialism
2 points
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