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World Literature - Drama: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Shakespeare used both prose and verse in his plays, but mainly verse. Why did he sometimes use prose?

Question 2 2. What is the subject of Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize winning play Death of a Salesman ?

Question 3 3. Why were dreams important in the surrealist movement?

Question 4 4. What role did the audience have in the Dada movement?

Question 5 5. 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 6 6. Which Eugene O'Neill's play is about a coal stoker undergoing a crisis of class?

Question 7 7. Why did Arthur Miller have trouble getting into the creative writing program at the University of Michigan?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT found in Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Ernest?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is a characteristic of classical drama?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is defined as metered lines which make a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables?

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Question 11 11. How is drama different from poetry and prose?

Question 12 12. In the story Oedipus, what happens during the catastrophe?

Question 13 13. Eugene O'Neill suffered from all of the following EXCEPT

Question 14 14. How is black comedy different from other forms of satirical comedy?

Question 15 15. In which of the following media is drama NOT performed?

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Question 16 16. Which heavily autobiographical Eugene O'Neill play includes characters based on his family members?

Question 17 17. Arthur Miller's work is best known for portraying what themes?

Question 18 18. How do a soliloquy and an aside differ?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT an innovation introduced to theater during the Renaissance?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is likely the most popular form of dramatic comedy?

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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. How were morality plays different from previous forms of theater endorsed by the church?

Question 24 24. How did Samuel Beckett influence later playwrights?

Question 25 25. In Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest, who is actually Ernest?

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Question 26 26. How does a play differ from prose?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT part of the plot structure?

Question 28 28. How did Futurists and Expressionists respond to technology?

Question 29 29. What is the title of Arthur Miller's play All My Sons referencing?

Question 30 30. Which artistic movement challenged materialism and industry in hopes of finding individuality?

World Literature - Drama: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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