World Literature: Drama Since the 20th Century Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why did Tennessee Williams' father pull him out of school to work in a shoe factory?

Question 2 2. How are the poem The Broken Tower by Hart Crane and the Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire similar?

Question 3 3. What was Tennessee Williams first major hit?

Question 4 4. Why were dreams important in the surrealist movement?

Question 5 5. Which artistic movement challenged materialism and industry in hopes of finding individuality?

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Question 6 6. How did Futurists and Expressionists respond to technology?

Question 7 7. How did Samuel Beckett influence later playwrights?

Question 8 8. How is the set in Waiting for Godot different from the kinds of sets one sees in the traditional theater of the time?

Question 9 9. Which of the following statements accurately summarizes the point of Waiting for Godot?

Question 10 10. Arthur Miller's work is best known for portraying what themes?

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Question 11 11. What is the subject of Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize winning play Death of a Salesman ?

Question 12 12. How did Miller criticize and show his contempt for the McCarthy hearings and the associated mass fear of communism in the 1950's?

Question 13 13. Why did Artaud and Brecht disagree?

Question 14 14. Which of the following did NOT contribute to Artaud's conception for the Theatre of Cruelty?

Question 15 15. In what book is Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty articulated?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT one of the characters in a melodrama?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT an element of Romanticism?

Question 18 18. Why was Pygmalion influential in the history of melodramas?

Question 19 19. Eugene O'Neill suffered from all of the following illnesses, EXCEPT:

Question 20 20. Which of the following are controversial topics in Eugene O'Neill's plays?

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Question 21 21. Which play is generally considered Eugene O'Neill's best?

Question 22 22. How were Bertolt Brecht and Antonin Artaud's approaches to theatre similar?

Question 23 23. What epic theatre technique is based around using scenes that are fairly short, which can usually stand alone outside of the overall story?

Question 24 24. What epic theatre technique is defined as a style of acting that used gestures, facial expressions, and tone of voice to make a political point?

Question 25 25. How does Waiting for Godot explore existentialist themes?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT an existentialist idea?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the Theatre of the Absurd?

Question 28 28. What is Tennessee Williams best known for?

Question 29 29. What was the main reason that caused people to lose respect for the Futurist movement?

Question 30 30. What is the meaning of Vladimir and Estragon's poor memories?

World Literature: Drama Since the 20th Century Chapter Exam Instructions

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