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It is commonly believed that drama originated from: 1) ceremonies performed to pass along traditions and beliefs, 2) rituals intended to
control the forces of nature, 3) a desire for entertainment, 4) a desire to imitate and to tell stories, 5) all of the above.
The name of the religious festival which sponsored the great dramatic competitions of ancient Athens was called: 1)
the City Fantasia;
the Poetics; 3) the Great Theatron of Athens;
4) the City Dionysia; 5) the Oracle of Athens.
Greek drama originated as a ritual to the god _________, to whom a choral ode called a ________ was chanted.
1) Zeus, trope, 2)
Osiris, psalm, 3) Thespis, trope, 4) Jupiter, dithyramb, 5) Dionysus, dithyramb.
Sophocles wrote Oedipus Rex in the _________ century, considered the “golden age” of Greek drama.
century, B.C.; 2) 16
century A.D.; 3) 5
century B.C.; 4) 4
At the center of the ancient Greek theatre was the __________, or dancing place, and behind it, an oblong building or ___________ was
1) proscenium, curtain, 2)
parados, curtain, 3) orchestra, skene, 4) harmartia, peripeteia, 5) none of these.
, the term Aristotle used to describe drama, means:
1) stories performed by actors who “mime” the action, 2) an imitation of an
idea, 3) an imitation of an action, 4) a dramatic poem, often sung, 5) mimes who dance the story.
Climactic plot structure features:
1) several plots, 2) no exposition, 3) a sequence of loosely related scenes, 4) rising action leading to a
climax, 5) all of the above.
The word theatre comes from the Greek word “theatron” meaning: 1) sitting place, 2) seeing place, 3) market place 4) hearing place,
An experience of
catharsis (the purging of pity and fear)
on the part of an audience member is most nearly a result of which function of
1) to entertain, 2) to teach, 3) to promote social change, 4) identification and empathy with a dramatic character’s experience
10. Lady Gregory wrote plays for the Abbey Theatre in what country?
1) England, 2) Ireland, 3) Scotland 4) Wales 5) None of these
11. In Lady Gregory’s THE RISING OF THE MOON, the play’s single setting is: 1) a jail,
2) a field, 3) a courthouse, 4) a dock, 5) a boat.
12. In THE RISING OF THE MOON, Lady Gregory uses what stage prop to enable the policeman and the ragged man to get closer