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Arnold5_TB_Ch03 - CHAPTER 3 THE PLAYWRIGHTS VISION TEST...

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CHAPTER 3 THE PLAYWRIGHT’S VISION TEST QUESTIONS MATCHING 1. Match the person with the most appropriate statement about him or her. Bessie Smith::Blues singer who influenced playwright August Wilson Bynum Walker::Character in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone ; called a “rootworker” W. C. Handy::Musician and collector of African-American folk songs Bertha Holly::Character who runs the boardinghouse in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone Romare Bearden::Painter of “Mill Hand’s Lunch Bucket” Mattie Campbell::Character in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone seeking to become part of a family Herald Loomis::Character in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone who has spent seven years on a chain gang MULTIPLE CHOICE 2. What event helped steer August Wilson to pursue a career in writing? A. His father was a published author. B. He had short stories published while he was in high school. C. He had an internship with a publishing company after graduation. D. He dropped out of high school. Ans: D Page: 47 3. How is August Wilson chronicling African-American history in his plays? A. By focusing all works on the Freedom Road B. By writing plays that are all set in predominantly black sections of Pittsburgh, PA C. By writing a play for each decade of the twentieth century D. By writing a play that uses the same character in different situations, environments and time settings Ans: C Page: 48 4. Which of these plays, written by August Wilson, was not set in Pittsburgh? A. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom B. The Piano Lesson C. Seven Guitars D. Radio Golf Ans: A Page: 48 5. Which of these plays, written by August Wilson, deals with a former baseball player who has become a garbage hauler?
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A. Jitney B. Two Trains Running C. Fences D. Gem of the Ocean Ans: C Page: 48 6. Which of the following is not a part of the story line in August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone ? A. Drug addiction at the turn of the twentieth century B. Life for African-Americans at the turn of the twentieth century C. The harshness of labor conditions in the South at the turn of the twentieth century D. The struggle of individuals to gain control over their own lives Ans: A Page: 50 7. What is one of the major metaphors used by August Wilson in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone ? A. Slavery in America B. The Road C. The Civil War D. The extended family Ans: B Page: 54 8. In what way has August Wilson continued the griot tradition? A. He has written a cycle of plays. B. He has become a story-teller of the African-American experience. C. He has written plays that all have a similar setting. D. He refused to accept payment for his works. Ans: B Page: 54-55 9. What blues artist had a profound effect on August Wilson both as a person and as an artist? A. Muddy Waters
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