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World Literature: Drama Through the 19th Century Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of Shakespeare's tragedies is a coming-of-age story about a young man who wants to avenge the death of his father?

Question 2 2. Which of Shakespeare's tragedies is about an exiled Roman general?

Question 3 3. Where is The Globe Theatre located?

Question 4 4. What was the first play performed at the original Globe Theatre?

Question 5 5. What is catharsis?

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Question 6 6. In the story Oedipus, what happens during the catastrophe?

Question 7 7. How do a soliloquy and an aside differ?

Question 8 8. How is drama different from prose?

Question 9 9. How were morality plays different from previous forms of theater endorsed by the church?

Question 10 10. How do realistic plays differ from romantic plays?

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Question 11 11. Shakespeare used both prose and verse in his plays, but mainly verse. Why did he sometimes use prose?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is defined as metered lines which make a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables?

Question 13 13. What is the first step to analyzing a play?

Question 14 14. How does a play differ from prose?

Question 15 15. Ibsen's unhappy childhood contributed to what recurring theme in his plays?

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Question 16 16. Henrik Ibsen was of what nationality?

Question 17 17. Why was Aeschylus considered an influential writer of Greek tragedy?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is TRUE about the great Greek playwrights?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is likely the most popular form of dramatic comedy?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is essential for a dramatic comedy?

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Question 21 21. How is a dramatic farce different from other forms of dramatic comedy?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT found in Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Ernest?

Question 23 23. Which of the following identifies an element found in Shakespeare's tragedies?

Question 24 24. Who paid for the building of the original Globe Theatre?

Question 25 25. According to Aristotle, which of the following is essential for a good plot?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT part of the plot structure?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT an innovation introduced to theater during the Renaissance?

Question 28 28. How is drama different from poetry and prose?

Question 29 29. How is an aside different from a soliloquy?

Question 30 30. In the play Peer Gynt, Gynt is offered the choice between _____ and _____.

World Literature: Drama Through the 19th Century Chapter Exam Instructions

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