Waiting for Godot: Plot, Characters, and Style


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How is the set in Waiting for Godot different from the kinds of sets one sees in the traditional theater of the time?

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1. What is the meaning of Vladimir and Estragon's poor memories?

2. Who is Godot, in Waiting for Godot?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Waiting for Godot' is a minimalist play in nearly every sense of the term, but it has had a large and lasting legacy on plays and playwrights. In this quiz, you'll be asked about the characters and overall style of Samuel Beckett's famous work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess your understanding of 'Waiting for Godot' in terms of:

  • Which theatrical movement 'Waiting for Godot' is a part of
  • The characters waiting for Godot
  • How they pass the time waiting for Godot
  • The characters' confusion
  • How the stage is set

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most relevant information from the lesson on 'Waiting for Godot'
  • Information recall - remember what you've learned about the characters in the play
  • Knowledge application - use this knowledge to answer questions about the stage setting in a performance of 'Waiting for Godot'

Additional Learning

More information on the play is available in the lesson called Waiting for Godot: Plot, Characters, and Style, including:

  • An explanation of 'Waiting for Godot'
  • Plot synopsis
  • An analysis of the style of writing
  • The impact of the play