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GACE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Literary Drama Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Stage directions indicating a single spotlight on a character with the rest of the stage left dark and slow violin music might create which mood?

Question 2 2. In 'The Three Little Pigs,' let's say the wolf speaks quickly and confidently. What might be his motivation?

Question 3 3. How is black comedy different from other forms of satirical comedy?

Question 4 4. A literary device in which the timeline of a work diverts from the present to depict events from the past is called a _____.

Question 5 5. Shakespeare used both prose and verse in his plays, but mainly verse. Why did he sometimes use prose?

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Question 6 6. A dramatic monologue allows us to see the _____ of characters.

Question 7 7. Verbal communication involves the use of...

Question 8 8. In My Last Duchess, the duke reveals that he _____ his former wife.

Question 9 9. Which of the following is likely the most popular form of dramatic comedy?

Question 10 10. What is Lysistrata an example of?

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Question 11 11. If a character has to move both downstage and stage left until he reaches the edge of the stage, where will he end up?

Question 12 12. Which of the following BEST illustrates the use of symbolism?

Question 13 13. How is drama different from prose?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT an element of Romanticism?

Question 15 15. How close two characters stand to each other is one aspect of nonverbal communication. Which of the following is the term for this?

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Question 16 16. How is a dramatic farce different from other forms of dramatic comedy?

Question 17 17. What sort of story has a plot that relies on human suffering?

Question 18 18. Stage directions aren't only directions about where the actors should move; they're also directions about....

Question 19 19. Out of these terms, which is the first one to consider when interpreting a line?

Question 20 20. After reading a play for a class assignment, Janet is asked to comment on its theme. Which of the following BEST demonstrates Janet's correct understanding of what is meant by theme?

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Question 21 21. How do a soliloquy and an aside differ?

Question 22 22. In the story Oedipus, what happens during the catastrophe?

Question 23 23. According to Aristotle, which of the following is essential for a good plot?

Question 24 24. Which of the following statements best describes the tragedian's role in Athenian religion?

Question 25 25. In a scene the stage directions tell two actors to keep gradually moving closer to each other. The script calls for soft music and warm, dim lighting. The scene is set in a living room with comfy chairs and a fireplace. What mood would you infer from this scene?

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Question 26 26. What the characters say is one major part of a script. What is the term for what the characters say?

Question 27 27. Words like 'stingy' and 'economical' have similar meanings, but one carries a negative feeling and the other carries a positive one. The main difference between these two words is a difference in...

Question 28 28. What is the term for the attitude of the speaker?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT a tragic moral?

Question 30 30. Where do you find the main idea of a scene in a play?

GACE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Literary Drama Chapter Exam Instructions

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