A Quiz On Acting! Trivia Exam

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  • 1. 
    Once an actor is cast in a role, he or she needs a(n) _____ in order to learn the character’s lines.
    • A. 

      Pantomime

    • B. 

      Script

    • C. 

      Stage

  • 2. 
    If you _____   your voice, everyone in the room will be able to hear you.
    • A. 

      Project

    • B. 

      Scream

    • C. 

      Stifle

  • 3. 
    When actors work without a script, they _____ what they say and do.
    • A. 

      Improvise

    • B. 

      Joke about

    • C. 

      Rehearse

  • 4. 
    If a scene takes place in a restaurant, the actors might _____ eating rather than using actual plates, silverware, and food.
    • A. 

      Articulate

    • B. 

      Posture

    • C. 

      Pantomime

  • 5. 
    Any _____  an actor makes, such as waving or wiping away tears, can convey an emotion.  
    • A. 

      Line

    • B. 

      Gesture

    • C. 

      Behavior

  • 6. 
    By varying the pitch, volume, and tempo of your voice, you can change its _____.
    • A. 

      Inflection

    • B. 

      Posture

    • C. 

      Attitude

  • 7. 
    Tongue twisters and other vocal exercises can help you speak more clearly by improving your _____ skills.
    • A. 

      Projection

    • B. 

      Movement

    • C. 

      Articulation

  • 8. 
    The vibrations of your throat, sinuses, and hard and soft palates will affect the _____   of your voice.
    • A. 

      Depth

    • B. 

      Resonance

    • C. 

      Gestures

  • 9. 
    To keep your face and the front of your body visible to the audience is to...
    • A. 

      Beat

    • B. 

      Cross

    • C. 

      Open

  • 10. 
    The intended point of interest onstage is the...
    • A. 

      Focus

    • B. 

      Apron

    • C. 

      Lead

  • 11. 
    Thoughts and actions of a character that are not directly stated are...
    • A. 

      Subtext

    • B. 

      Plot

    • C. 

      Conflict

  • 12. 
    Auditioning with a script that you haven’t previously read is called...
    • A. 

      A Cattle Call

    • B. 

      A Cold Reading

    • C. 

      A New Project

  • 13. 
    To steal the focus of a scene is to...
    • A. 

      Break

    • B. 

      Upstage

    • C. 

      Lead

  • 14. 
    To move from one place onstage to another is to...
    • A. 

      Cross

    • B. 

      Focus

    • C. 

      Side

  • 15. 
    When one actor mirrors another actor’s body position, it is a...
    • A. 

      Master Gesture

    • B. 

      Type

    • C. 

      Shared Position

  • 16. 
    A characteristic movement is called a...
    • A. 

      Shared Position

    • B. 

      Master Gesture

    • C. 

      Type

  • 17. 
    A smaller section of a scene is sometimes referred to as a...
    • A. 

      Slice

    • B. 

      Bit

    • C. 

      Beat

  • 18. 
    The term that describes sound that is produced without vibration of the vocal chords is...
    • A. 

      Stop

    • B. 

      Africate

    • C. 

      Voiceless

  • 19. 
    The type of consonant that is produced when the mouth is completely closed and the soft palate is lowered, forcing air through the nose; for example, the m in move...
    • A. 

      Nasal

    • B. 

      Plosive

    • C. 

      Filled

  • 20. 
    The vowel sound in an unstressed syllable pronounced “uh"...
    • A. 

      Schwa

    • B. 

      Gooble

    • C. 

      Rate

  • 21. 
    The vibrant tone produced when sound waves strike the chambers of the throat, head, nose, and mouth is...
    • A. 

      Resonance

    • B. 

      Tremulation

    • C. 

      Expulsion

  • 22. 
    The act of breathing air into the lungs is...
    • A. 

      Inflection

    • B. 

      Exhalation

    • C. 

      Inhalation

  • 23. 
    The selection and pronunciation of words and their combination in speech is...
    • A. 

      Voice

    • B. 

      Diction

    • C. 

      Choice

  • 24. 
    One of the two basic vocal forces; created when breath pressure is held steady and the breath is released gradually is called...
    • A. 

      Expulsive

    • B. 

      Exhalation

    • C. 

      Explosive

  • 25. 
    The type of consonant that is produced when the air passage narrows and a slight friction results; for example, f in force is called...
    • A. 

      Fricative

    • B. 

      Explosive

    • C. 

      Implosive

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