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Prominent Plays & Playwrights: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is Tennessee Williams best known for?

Question 2 2. Which of Marlowe's plays do critics consider a turning point for thematic and plot complexity in Elizabethan theater?

Question 3 3. How did Miller criticize and show his contempt for the McCarthy hearings and the associated mass fear of communism in the 1950's?

Question 4 4. How did Samuel Beckett influence later playwrights?

Question 5 5. Which modernist author employed Samuel Beckett as a secretary?

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Question 6 6. Why did Arthur Miller have trouble getting into the creative writing program at the University of Michigan?

Question 7 7. What happened to Samuel Beckett during WWII?

Question 8 8. How does the theme of ambiguous protagonists manifest in Marlowe's The Jew of Malta?

Question 9 9. Which Oscar Wilde play is a farcical satire about two friends leading double lives?

Question 10 10. Aesthetic literature is literature that is written _____.

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Question 11 11. In what English monarch's court did Ben Jonson prosper?

Question 12 12. Who was the inspiration behind the character of Laura in the Tennessee Williams play The Glass Menagerie?

Question 13 13. What legendary character did Marlowe bring to the stage?

Question 14 14. Why are Samuel Beckett's plays considered to be 'Theater of the Absurd?

Question 15 15. Who publicly accused Oscar Wilde of being a homosexual?

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Question 16 16. What is Oscar Wilde's only novel?

Question 17 17. What is the title of Arthur Miller's play All My Sons referencing?

Question 18 18. Who is Godot, in Waiting for Godot?

Question 19 19. Among other artists, Christopher Marlowe was an important influence on _____.

Question 20 20. Which of the following works of Ben Jonson's did Samuel Taylor Coleridge refer to as one of the most perfect plots in all of literature?

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Question 21 21. How are the poem The Broken Tower by Hart Crane and the Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire similar?

Question 22 22. What is the meaning of Vladimir and Estragon's poor memories?

Question 23 23. Ben Jonson created a large collection of plays, masques and poems during his career which contained all of the following elements except

Question 24 24. Which of the following rumors do NOT persist about Marlowe?

Question 25 25. How is the set in Waiting for Godot different from the kinds of sets one sees in the traditional theater of the time?

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Question 26 26. According to 20th century literary critics, how do Ben Jonson and William Shakespeare differ?

Question 27 27. Arthur Miller's work is best known for portraying what themes?

Question 28 28. What was Tennessee Williams first major hit?

Question 29 29. What is the subject of Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize winning play Death of a Salesman ?

Question 30 30. Why did Tennessee Williams' father pull him out of school to work in a shoe factory?

Prominent Plays & Playwrights: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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