Drama: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How is drama different from poetry and prose?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT an innovation introduced to theater during the Renaissance?

Question 3 3. How were morality plays different from previous forms of theater endorsed by the church?

Question 4 4. How is drama different from prose?

Question 5 5. How do realistic plays differ from romantic plays?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT found in Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Ernest?

Question 7 7. A character or prop that is used to represent something else is called _____.

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT part of the plot structure?

Question 9 9. Why are The Three Stooges shorts good examples of modern farce?

Question 10 10. What is catharsis?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is a characteristic of classical drama?

Question 12 12. Stage directions do all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 13 13. How are primitive theater and Greek theater similar?

Question 14 14. What sort of story has a plot that relies on human suffering?

Question 15 15. How is a dramatic farce different from other forms of dramatic comedy?

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Question 16 16. According to Aristotle, which of the following is essential for a good plot?

Question 17 17. How is an aside different from a soliloquy?

Question 18 18. In Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest, who is actually Ernest?

Question 19 19. In which of the following media is drama NOT performed?

Question 20 20. In the story Oedipus, what happens during the catastrophe?

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Question 21 21. How has the view of the tragic hero changed over time?

Question 22 22. How do a soliloquy and an aside differ?

Question 23 23. What is the first step to analyzing a play?

Question 24 24. Which dramatic device does the playwright use to convey a character's actions?

Question 25 25. Shakespeare used both prose and verse in his plays, but mainly verse. Why did he sometimes use prose?

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Question 26 26. How is the Latin word farcire defined?

Question 27 27. In a play, which dramatic element usually furthers the plot?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is defined as metered lines which make a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables?

Question 29 29. Melodramas were commonplace in which dramatic movement?

Question 30 30. How does a play differ from prose?

Drama: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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