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NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Drama Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why was Pygmalion influential in the history of melodramas?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is an example of using body language for nonverbal communication?

Question 3 3. Knowing the motivation of the characters helps actors to:

Question 4 4. Where do you find the main idea of a scene in a play?

Question 5 5. If you're trying to figure out what the author is trying to accomplish in a scene, you're trying to determine the scene's...

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Question 6 6. How do a soliloquy and an aside differ?

Question 7 7. Greek tragedy reached its pinnacle in Athens in what century?

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements best describes the tragedian's role in Athenian religion?

Question 9 9. Stage directions aren't only directions about where the actors should move; they're also directions about....

Question 10 10. Why are The Three Stooges shorts good examples of modern farce?

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Question 11 11. During what literary period did the melodrama gain popularity?

Question 12 12. A character or prop that is used to represent something else is called _____.

Question 13 13. In Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest, who is actually Ernest?

Question 14 14. Which artistic movement challenged materialism and industry in hopes of finding individuality?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is a characteristic of classical drama?

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Question 16 16. In T.S. Eliot's The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock, J. Alfred Prufrock could be described as _____ in this monologue.

Question 17 17. Out of these terms, which is the first one to consider when interpreting a line?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is essential for a dramatic comedy?

Question 19 19. Danny doesn't want to try out for the part of Ned in the school play because it calls for a monologue, which means he would have to _____.

Question 20 20. How is the Latin word farcire defined?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following BEST illustrates the use of symbolism?

Question 22 22. Verbal communication involves the use of...

Question 23 23. Why were dreams important in the surrealist movement?

Question 24 24. What do we call humor that is geared toward an educated group and uses social satire, wit, and subtle characterization?

Question 25 25. A literary device in which the timeline of a work diverts from the present to depict events from the past is called a _____.

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Question 26 26. The dramatic monologue can be found in _____.

Question 27 27. Which moment of the play reveals the background of the characters and is the first item on Freytag's pyramid?

Question 28 28. Which of the following has the greatest effect on the mood, no matter what the setting might be?

Question 29 29. In the story Oedipus, what happens during the catastrophe?

Question 30 30. How is a dramatic farce different from other forms of dramatic comedy?

NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Drama Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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