MTEL Reading Specialist: Drama Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In the story Oedipus, what happens during the catastrophe?

Question 2 2. This is the term for the large sections of a play. Some plays only need one section, but others need as many as five (or even more).

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT part of nonverbal communication?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. Why do playwrights break the rules of standard punctuation when writing dialogue?

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Question 6 6. Which part of the play develops the conflict? This part is also when the tension level in the play is going up.

Question 7 7. Which part of the play happens before the story starts?

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

Question 9 9. Stage directions indicating the use of flashing lights and loud, uptempo music might help to create which mood?

Question 10 10. 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 11 11. What is catharsis?

Question 12 12. If two words have nearly the same dictionary definition, that would mean that they have the same...

Question 13 13. Setting is not always important. What is one clue that the setting of a scene is important?

Question 14 14. Where do you find the main idea of a scene in a play?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is essential for a dramatic comedy?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following has the greatest effect on the mood, no matter what the setting might be?

Question 17 17. According to Aristotle, which of the following is essential for a good plot?

Question 18 18. In dramatic dialogue, what does the ellipsis indicate?

Question 19 19. The music called for in a scene is a melody played on an accordion accompanied by the sound of bubbles popping. According to the stage directions, the characters should be dressed in bright, mismatched polka dot pajamas. The actors speak in high pitched voices. What mood might you infer from the elements in this scene?

Question 20 20. How do a soliloquy and an aside differ?

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Question 21 21. A character or prop that is used to represent something else is called _____.

Question 22 22. Melodramas were commonplace in which dramatic movement?

Question 23 23. Stage directions do all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 24 24. 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 25 25. What three things should you think about before trying to determine the main idea or purpose of a scene?

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Question 26 26. Which part of the play comes at the end, after the main problem in the play has been solved?

Question 27 27. Out of these terms, which is the first one to consider when interpreting a line?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is likely the most popular form of dramatic comedy?

Question 29 29. How is drama different from prose?

Question 30 30. What is the term for the attitude of the speaker?

MTEL Reading Specialist: Drama Chapter Exam Instructions

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