Advanced Theatre Arts End Of Course Exam

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Advanced Theatre Arts End Of Course Exam

This is a multiple choice end of course exam for Advanced Theatre Arts Grade 8.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the theatre term that means the process in which an actor tries out for a part in a play?
    • A. 

      Aside

    • B. 

      Callback

    • C. 

      Audition

    • D. 

      Tryouts

  • 2. 
    What term means one actor alone on stage speaking a series of lines aloud in order to reveal a character's innermost thoughts?
    • A. 

      Aside

    • B. 

      Soliloquy

    • C. 

      Monologue

    • D. 

      Ensemble

  • 3. 
    Which of the below parts of a stage does a THRUST style NOT have:
    • A. 

      Apron

    • B. 

      Upstage

    • C. 

      Backstage

    • D. 

      Downstage

  • 4. 
    Which of the below descriptions of a Proscenium stage does NOT apply:
    • A. 

      Audience sits on 3 sides of the stage

    • B. 

      There is a front (main) drape

    • C. 

      It has offstage right and left wings

    • D. 

      There is an apron

  • 5. 
    When an actor uses a memory from his or her own experience to act out a moment in a play or scene, this is called:
    • A. 

      Emotional recall

    • B. 

      Realism

    • C. 

      Symbolism

    • D. 

      Method acting

  • 6. 
    What theatre term means the last words or action before yours?
    • A. 

      Cast

    • B. 

      Cue

    • C. 

      Action

    • D. 

      Line

  • 7. 
    The Stage Manager is the person in charge of:
    • A. 

      Blocking a show.

    • B. 

      Building the set on the stage.

    • C. 

      Cleaning up the stage.

    • D. 

      The backstage area during tech rehearsals and performances.

  • 8. 
    The House Manager is the person in charge of:
    • A. 

      The ushers and the safety of the audience.

    • B. 

      The set and keeping it clean.

    • C. 

      Selling tickets.

    • D. 

      The money earned.

  • 9. 
    If a director tells you to "add stage business," to a scene, he/she wants you to:
    • A. 

      Add extra dialogue.

    • B. 

      Fix a problem with the set.

    • C. 

      Do extra activities that your character would do in that setting.

  • 10. 
    What does "Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?" mean?
    • A. 

      Romeo, where are you, Romeo?

    • B. 

      Romeo, what are you, Romeo?

    • C. 

      Romeo, why are you, Romeo?

    • D. 

      Romeo, who are you, Romeo?

  • 11. 
    Shakespeare wrote and acted during what time period in history?
    • A. 

      Colonial

    • B. 

      Victorian

    • C. 

      Renaissance

    • D. 

      Restoration

  • 12. 
    Which play is NOT one of Shakespeare's tragedies?
    • A. 

      ROMEO AND JULIET

    • B. 

      A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

    • C. 

      MACBETH

    • D. 

      HAMLET

  • 13. 
    Which is NOT an example of a stereotypical character?
    • A. 

      A silly mom

    • B. 

      A smart and goofy nerd

    • C. 

      A dumb jock

    • D. 

      A ditzy cheerleader

  • 14. 
    What does the term "Legitimate Theatre" mean?
    • A. 

      The show is approved by the state court.

    • B. 

      The show has no musical numbers in it with dancing and singing.

    • C. 

      The show is a play about the legal system.

    • D. 

      The show has a seal of approval on it.

  • 15. 
    A "dark house" is a theatre that:
    • A. 

      Is closed that night.

    • B. 

      Is no longer in business.

    • C. 

      Has no stage lighting.

    • D. 

      Can only do dark and tragic plays.

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Playwrights.

    • B. 

      Actors.

    • C. 

      Producers.

    • D. 

      Acting teachers.

  • 17. 
    Which of the below things is typically NOT on an actor's resume?
    • A. 

      High school and/or college G.P.A.

    • B. 

      Roles played.

    • C. 

      Height and weight.

    • D. 

      Special abilities or talents.

    • E. 

      Contact information.

  • 18. 
    The drawing of the set as it might be seen from the audience's point of view is called __________.
    • A. 

      A set drawing.

    • B. 

      A rendering.

    • C. 

      A concept picture.

    • D. 

      A plot diagram.

  • 19. 
    When an actor gives his/her name and the title of the piece to be performed, that is called:
    • A. 

      Salutation.

    • B. 

      Audition.

    • C. 

      Slating.

    • D. 

      Denouement.

  • 20. 
    When a technician angles and adjusts a lighting instrument and its beam of light, this is called:
    • A. 

      Angling.

    • B. 

      Adjustment.

    • C. 

      Hanging.

    • D. 

      Focusing.

  • 21. 
    The _____ is the script for a musical.
    • A. 

      Libretto.

    • B. 

      Book.

    • C. 

      Legitimate.

    • D. 

      Lines.

  • 22. 
    A _____ setting is one that is very simple, suggestive, and sparse.
    • A. 

      Box

    • B. 

      Minimal

    • C. 

      Tableau

    • D. 

      Dramatic

  • 23. 
    What is the typical word order for Shakespearean language?
    • A. 

      Subject-verb-object

    • B. 

      Object-verb-subject

    • C. 

      Subject-object-verb

    • D. 

      Object-subject-verb

  • 24. 
    During which historical time period was gas lighting first introduced?
    • A. 

      Colonial

    • B. 

      Modern

    • C. 

      Renaissance

    • D. 

      Victorian

  • 25. 
    Which is the correct order of rehearsals?
    • A. 

      Blocking rehearsal, dress rehearsal, tech rehearsal

    • B. 

      Tech rehearsal, blocking rehearsal, dress rehearsal

    • C. 

      Blocking rehearsal, tech rehearsal, dress rehearsal

    • D. 

      Dress rehearsal, blocking rehearsal, tech rehearsal

  • 26. 
    Which term means to add dialogue not already in the script (usually to cover for a mistake)?
    • A. 

      Improvisation

    • B. 

      Cue

    • C. 

      Aside

    • D. 

      Ad-lib

  • 27. 
    Who is the person in charge of all aspects of a production?
    • A. 

      Director

    • B. 

      Producer

    • C. 

      Stage manager

    • D. 

      Publicist

  • 28. 
    A cold reading is a type of ______.
    • A. 

      Reader's theatre.

    • B. 

      Performance.

    • C. 

      Audition.

    • D. 

      Denouement.

  • 29. 
    Which reason below is NOT why actors should do a character analysis?
    • A. 

      Help memorize lines.

    • B. 

      Help fine tune motivation.

    • C. 

      Help add dimension to the character.

    • D. 

      Help actor to connect to the character.

  • 30. 
    A vocal warm-up can consist of all the below, EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Tongue twisters.

    • B. 

      Deep breathing.

    • C. 

      Facial massage.

    • D. 

      Body isolations.

    • E. 

      Humming.

  • 31. 
    A community theater is one that _______.
    • A. 

      Pays its actos a salary.

    • B. 

      Employs equity actors.

    • C. 

      Uses volunteer actors from the locality.

    • D. 

      Hires a professional cast.

  • 32. 
    What does the term equity actor mean?
    • A. 

      An actor who plays an equal role in all a theater's shows.

    • B. 

      An actor who is a paid professional and a member of the union.

    • C. 

      An actor who acts and who does tech work.

    • D. 

      An actor who only performs in ensemble type shows.

  • 33. 
    During which time frame were females finally allowed to act on the stage?
    • A. 

      1660 to present.

    • B. 

      1558 to present.

    • C. 

      1750 to present.

    • D. 

      1875 to present.

  • 34. 
    Which of the below parts is NOT considered to be one of the six basic parts of dramatic structure according to Aristotle?
    • A. 

      Plot

    • B. 

      Symbolism

    • C. 

      A royal main character

    • D. 

      Music

  • 35. 
    What is subtext?
    • A. 

      When other actors whisper underneath a character's speech.

    • B. 

      Words written in the script in italics.

    • C. 

      The underlying meaning of a line.

    • D. 

      The last words said in a long speech.

  • 36. 
    Flexible staging is easiest to accomplish in what type of theater space?
    • A. 

      Proscenium.

    • B. 

      Thrust.

    • C. 

      Arena

    • D. 

      It can't be done on any.

  • 37. 
    Which theatrical person is in charge of the prompt book?
    • A. 

      Producer.

    • B. 

      Stage hand.

    • C. 

      Conductor.

    • D. 

      Stage manager.

  • 38. 
    A job for the stage crew is ____________, or making sure that the backstage areas are hidden from the audience's view. This is accomplished by using flats, curtains, or screens to hide the backstage area behind windows and doors of a set.
    • A. 

      Hiding.

    • B. 

      Masking.

    • C. 

      Creating.

    • D. 

      Moving.

  • 39. 
    Which historical time period believed that plays should be as close to lifelike as possible?
    • A. 

      Restoration

    • B. 

      Realism

    • C. 

      Modernism

    • D. 

      Absurdism

  • 40. 
    Who founded the Moscow Art Theatre?
    • A. 

      Stanislavski

    • B. 

      Strindburg

    • C. 

      Chekov

    • D. 

      Brecht

  • 41. 
    When a script has parts or lines deleted from it in order to make it shorter, that is called:
    • A. 

      Reducing.

    • B. 

      Cutting.

    • C. 

      Deleting.

    • D. 

      Shortening.

  • 42. 
    ______ is the genre of theatre that creates plays with content that was shaped in reaction to the seemingly senseless waste of life that took place during WWII.
    • A. 

      Realism

    • B. 

      Absurdism

    • C. 

      Impressionism

    • D. 

      Creationism

  • 43. 
    Which of the below people is a German playwright and director who had a major impact on contemporary theatre? His best known plays were written to make the audience think about social and political issues; these include: THE THREE PENNY OPERA, MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, and THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE.
    • A. 

      Henrik Ibsen

    • B. 

      Bertolt Brecht

    • C. 

      Constantin Stanislavski

    • D. 

      Anton Checkov

  • 44. 
    The 1930's in America finally saw the creation of African-American theatre companies. Which of the below playwrights is NOT a famous African-American playwright?
    • A. 

      Lorraine Hansberry

    • B. 

      August Wilson

    • C. 

      Douglas Turner Ward

    • D. 

      Neil Simon

  • 45. 
    Polish director J. Grotowsky believes that theatre:
    • A. 

      Can only survive the electronic age by emphasizing what makes theatre different -- direct interaction between actor and audience.

    • B. 

      Is a very commerical and expensive experience.

    • C. 

      Directors should create a unified stage picture.

    • D. 

      Plays are usually too far removed from reality to have any credibility.

  • 46. 
    It is important to have a(n) ________________________ for the arts; to be able to recognize, understand, and value that which is pleasing, beautiful, and cultured in the arts.
    • A. 

      Sympathetic understanding

    • B. 

      Relation to objects

    • C. 

      Adaption

    • D. 

      Aesthetic appreciation

  • 47. 
    When you ________ a script, you are marking it for important words, pauses, and subtext (it's careful analysis and giving visual markers for how to say your lines).
    • A. 

      Block

    • B. 

      Adapt

    • C. 

      Chacterize

    • D. 

      Score

  • 48. 
    Begun in Medieval times, ______ was a system that provided financial support for theatrical troupes adn artists.
    • A. 

      Stretching

    • B. 

      Verisimilitude

    • C. 

      Patronage

    • D. 

      Banking