World Literature: Drama Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT an innovation introduced to theater during the Renaissance?

Question 2 2. Who is Godot, in Waiting for Godot?

Question 3 3. Melodramas were commonplace in which dramatic movement?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is defined as metered lines which make a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is essential for a dramatic comedy?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following playwrights penned Waiting for Godot?

Question 7 7. What role did the audience have in the Dada movement?

Question 8 8. Why was Pygmalion influential in the history of melodramas?

Question 9 9. Arthur Miller's work is best known for portraying what themes?

Question 10 10. Which Eugene O'Neill's play is about a coal stoker undergoing a crisis of class?

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Question 11 11. In a play, which dramatic element usually furthers the plot?

Question 12 12. How do a soliloquy and an aside differ?

Question 13 13. A character or prop that is used to represent something else is called _____.

Question 14 14. During what literary period did the melodrama gain popularity?

Question 15 15. How is drama different from prose?

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Question 16 16. What was the main reason that caused people to lose respect for the Futurist movement?

Question 17 17. What do we call humor that is geared toward an educated group and uses social satire, wit, and subtle characterization?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT one of the characters in a melodrama?

Question 19 19. Who was the inspiration behind the character of Laura in the Tennessee Williams play The Glass Menagerie?

Question 20 20. What is the first step to analyzing a play?

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Question 21 21. Paul Robeson rose to fame in part due to which Eugene O'Neill play?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is a characteristic of classical drama?

Question 23 23. How were Bertolt Brecht and Antonin Artaud's approaches to theatre similar?

Question 24 24. Why were dreams important in the surrealist movement?

Question 25 25. What is the meaning of Vladimir and Estragon's poor memories?

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Question 26 26. What is the subject of Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize winning play Death of a Salesman ?

Question 27 27. What is Tennessee Williams best known for?

Question 28 28. How did Samuel Beckett influence later playwrights?

Question 29 29. Shakespeare used both prose and verse in his plays, but mainly verse. Why did he sometimes use prose?

Question 30 30. What is catharsis?

World Literature: Drama Chapter Exam Instructions

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