Prominent Plays & Playwrights: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How are the poem The Broken Tower by Hart Crane and the Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire similar?

Question 2 2. Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, Endgame, and Happy Days all premiered within which of the following decades?

Question 3 3. Why did Tennessee Williams' father pull him out of school to work in a shoe factory?

Question 4 4. Arthur Miller's work is best known for portraying what themes?

Question 5 5. What is the subject of Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize winning play Death of a Salesman ?

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Question 6 6. Among other artists, Christopher Marlowe was an important influence on _____.

Question 7 7. What legendary character did Marlowe bring to the stage?

Question 8 8. What is the meaning of Vladimir and Estragon's poor memories?

Question 9 9. What is Oscar Wilde's only novel?

Question 10 10. Who was the inspiration behind the character of Laura in the Tennessee Williams play The Glass Menagerie?

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Question 11 11. According to 20th century literary critics, how do Ben Jonson and William Shakespeare differ?

Question 12 12. What was Tennessee Williams first major hit?

Question 13 13. Which of the following statements accurately summarizes the point of Waiting for Godot?

Question 14 14. What type of play was Oscar Wilde's first success in the theater?

Question 15 15. How did Miller criticize and show his contempt for the McCarthy hearings and the associated mass fear of communism in the 1950's?

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Question 16 16. What is Tennessee Williams best known for?

Question 17 17. Why did Arthur Miller have trouble getting into the creative writing program at the University of Michigan?

Question 18 18. How is the set in Waiting for Godot different from the kinds of sets one sees in the traditional theater of the time?

Question 19 19. What is the title of Arthur Miller's play All My Sons referencing?

Question 20 20. Though born in Ireland and a native speaker of English, Samuel Beckett wrote many of his works in which language?

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Question 21 21. Which modernist author employed Samuel Beckett as a secretary?

Question 22 22. 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?

Question 23 23. How did Samuel Beckett influence later playwrights?

Question 24 24. Who is Godot, in Waiting for Godot?

Question 25 25. Which of Marlowe's plays do critics consider a turning point for thematic and plot complexity in Elizabethan theater?

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Question 26 26. What happened to Samuel Beckett during WWII?

Question 27 27. Ben Jonson created a large collection of plays, masques and poems during his career which contained all of the following elements except

Question 28 28. How does the theme of ambiguous protagonists manifest in Marlowe's The Jew of Malta?

Question 29 29. Ben Jonson is a contemporary of which titan of English literature?

Question 30 30. Why are Samuel Beckett's plays considered to be 'Theater of the Absurd?

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