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Ohio Assessments ELA: Analyzing Literary Drama Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. The TV show South Park and Greek comedy share which of the following characteristics?

Question 3 3. A dramatic monologue allows us to see the _____ of characters.

Question 4 4. How is drama different from prose?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is essential for a dramatic comedy?

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Question 6 6. Shakespeare used both prose and verse in his plays, but mainly verse. Why did he sometimes use prose?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. This unit of structure is a small piece of the overall story. You can tell when it changes because there's a different set of characters on stage or the location depicted on stage has changed.

Question 9 9. 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?

Question 10 10. 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?

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Question 11 11. Knowing the motivation of the characters helps actors to:

Question 12 12. Which part of the play comes at the end, after the main problem in the play has been solved?

Question 13 13. How does Arthur Miller use a motif to bring attention to a major theme in Death of a Salesman?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is a characteristic of classical drama?

Question 15 15. Which part of the dramatic structure contains a lessening of tension?

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Question 16 16. Stage directions indicating the use of flashing lights and loud, uptempo music might help to create which mood?

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

Question 18 18. Which of the following has the greatest effect on the mood, no matter what the setting might be?

Question 19 19. What is Lysistrata an example of?

Question 20 20. Why are The Three Stooges shorts good examples of modern farce?

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Question 21 21. If two words have nearly the same dictionary definition, that would mean that they have the same...

Question 22 22. Setting is not always important. What is one clue that the setting of a scene is important?

Question 23 23. 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...

Question 24 24. In which of the following media is drama NOT performed?

Question 25 25. In a play, who is most concerned with motivation?

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Question 26 26. Motivation influences how actors play their roles. In the story of 'The Three Little Pigs,' the third pig may want revenge on the wolf by the time the wolf comes knocking on his door. The motivation of revenges may make his lines sound. . .

Question 27 27. In which part of the play does everything wrap up before life returns to normal?

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. Which of the following is NOT part of the plot structure?

Question 30 30. Which of the following choices is probably a line from a play?

Ohio Assessments ELA: Analyzing Literary Drama Chapter Exam Instructions

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