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SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Analyzing Literary Drama Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. After reading a play for a class assignment, Janet is asked to comment on its theme. Which of the following BEST demonstrates Janet's correct understanding of what is meant by theme?

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Question 2 2. How is the Latin word farcire defined?

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Question 3 3. 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 4 4. A character or prop that is used to represent something else is called _____.

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Question 5 5. Why do actors use both verbal and nonverbal communication?

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Question 6 6. 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?

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Question 7 7. How is drama different from poetry and prose?

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Question 8 8. What is Lysistrata an example of?

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Question 9 9. Setting is not always important. What is one clue that the setting of a scene is important?

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Question 10 10. Which part of the dramatic structure contains a lessening of tension?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is a characteristic of classical drama?

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Question 12 12. What do we call humor that is geared toward an educated group and uses social satire, wit, and subtle characterization?

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Question 13 13. Which of the following is likely the most popular form of dramatic comedy?

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Question 14 14. Shakespeare used both prose and verse in his plays, but mainly verse. Why did he sometimes use prose?

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Question 15 15. What three things should you think about before trying to determine the main idea or purpose of a scene?

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Question 16 16. Why were dreams important in the surrealist movement?

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Question 17 17. Stage directions indicating the use of flashing lights and loud, uptempo music might help to create which mood?

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Question 18 18. During what literary period did the melodrama gain popularity?

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Question 19 19. Why was Pygmalion influential in the history of melodramas?

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Question 20 20. In Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest, who is actually Ernest?

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Question 21 21. 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.

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Question 22 22. What role did the audience have in the Dada movement?

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Question 23 23. In My Last Duchess, the duke reveals that he _____ his former wife.

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Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT an element of Romanticism?

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Question 25 25. In which of the following media is drama NOT performed?

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Question 26 26. In the story Oedipus, what happens during the catastrophe?

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Question 27 27. Which of the following BEST illustrates the use of symbolism?

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Question 28 28. According to Aristotle, which of the following is essential for a good plot?

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Question 29 29. Which artistic movement challenged materialism and industry in hopes of finding individuality?

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Question 30 30. Which of the following has the greatest effect on the mood, no matter what the setting might be?

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SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Analyzing Literary Drama Chapter Exam Instructions

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