Deux Machina, A Debatable Topic. How Well Do You Know IT?

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Deux Machina, A Debatable Topic. How Well Do You Know IT?

Deux machina has been recognized as a debatable topic with a number of criticisms. It can be regarded as a tool in plays, movies and even novels which in a way raises up the hope of the audience's anxieties. Test your knowledge of this topic.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does "deux ex machina interprets to in Latin?
    • A. 

      A Helper

    • B. 

      A Refuge

    • C. 

      A god from Machine

    • D. 

      A fighter

  • 2. 
    The term was first used in what event?
    • A. 

      War

    • B. 

      Drama

    • C. 

      Coronation

    • D. 

      Musical Concert

  • 3. 
    What was the deus ex machina named for?
    • A. 

      The appearance of machine-like gods

    • B. 

      The salvation of robots

    • C. 

      The Holocaust initiated by robots

    • D. 

      A god introduced by means of a crane

  • 4. 
    Where does the term gets its origin from?
    • A. 

      Ancient Rome

    • B. 

      Ancient Greek

    • C. 

      Ancient Hebrew

    • D. 

      Latin

  • 5. 
    Gods are introduced especially in what part of the play?
    • A. 

      The beginning

    • B. 

      At the middle

    • C. 

      Near the end

    • D. 

      At the end

  • 6. 
    The tools of deux machina is not primarily employed in which of these
    • A. 

      Movies

    • B. 

      Drama

    • C. 

      Music

    • D. 

      Plays

  • 7. 
    Which of these is not a function of the deux machina?
    • A. 

      Bring about a happy ending

    • B. 

      Moving the story forward

    • C. 

      Can function as a comedic device

    • D. 

      Changing the whole understanding of the story

  • 8. 
    Who was the first philosopher to use the term?
    • A. 

      Socrates

    • B. 

      Pablos

    • C. 

      Aristotle

    • D. 

      Shakespeare

  • 9. 
    The criticisms of the deux machina does not include which of these?
    • A. 

      Unsafe

    • B. 

      Too convenient

    • C. 

      Inartistic

    • D. 

      Overly simplistic

  • 10. 
    When was deus machina sometimes used to make controversial thesis more palatable to the powers of the day?
    • A. 

      Religious riots in the 18th century

    • B. 

      Civil wars in the 19th century

    • C. 

      Political turbulences in the 17th and 18th centuries

    • D. 

      World war

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