Drama Terms Quiz

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Drama Terms Quiz

Choose the best answer for each item below. Score an 85% or better and receive 5 Bonus Points toward the next homework or quiz grade! You may take the quiz as many times as you need in order to reach the goal of 85% or better. Read each item carefully before choosing your answer. There are 25 items (worth 4 points each).  Don't forget to put your name below before you start!Good luck!


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  • 1. 
    A tragedy is:
    • A. 

      Mr. Sampson's coffee.

    • B. 

      A humorous play with a happy ending.

    • C. 

      A swarm of black flies.

    • D. 

      A play in which the main character(s) suffer a major downfall.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    A long speech by one character with other characters on stage listening is a:
    • A. 

      Soliloquy

    • B. 

      Meter

    • C. 

      Scansion

    • D. 

      Monologue

    • E. 

      Pun

  • 3. 
    Benvolio is to Tybalt as character is to _____________.
    • A. 

      Soliloquy

    • B. 

      Pun

    • C. 

      Imagery

    • D. 

      Rhymed verse

    • E. 

      Foil

  • 4. 
    Ordinary spoken or written language is called:
    • A. 

      A pun

    • B. 

      Prose

    • C. 

      A prop

    • D. 

      Imagery

    • E. 

      An aside

  • 5. 
    True or False: Dramatic Irony exists when the character knows something that the audience does not know.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    True or False: An aside is a long speech by a character on stage:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Verse written in unryhmed iambic pentameter is:
    • A. 

      Blank Verse

    • B. 

      Meter

    • C. 

      Rhymed Verse

    • D. 

      Monologue

    • E. 

      Soliloquy

  • 8. 
    A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry is called:
    • A. 

      An aside

    • B. 

      Meter

    • C. 

      Imagery

    • D. 

      A pun

    • E. 

      Prose

  • 9. 
    A devise that a playwright uses to present a dramatic performance on stage that the audience accepts as realistic is called:
    • A. 

      Dialogue

    • B. 

      A pun

    • C. 

      A dramatic convention

    • D. 

      Imagery

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    A _______________ is a lyric poem of fourteen lines.
    • A. 

      Sonnet

    • B. 

      Pun

    • C. 

      Foil

    • D. 

      Dramatic convention

    • E. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 11. 
    ________________ introduces the action of a play. It is usually at the beginning and literally means "first words".
    • A. 

      Introduction

    • B. 

      Chorus

    • C. 

      Prologue

    • D. 

      Monologue

    • E. 

      Soliloquy

  • 12. 
    A ____________is a long speech by a character on stage with other characters there listening while a ______________ is a long speech by a character who is alone on stage with no other characters listening.
    • A. 

      Soliloquy; monologue

    • B. 

      Monologue; soliloquy

    • C. 

      Dialogue; monologue

    • D. 

      Monologue; dialogue

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    _______________ is poetry written in rhymed iambic pentameter.
    • A. 

      Blank Verse

    • B. 

      Rhymed Verse

    • C. 

      Prose

    • D. 

      An aside

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    A comment by a character that the audience hears but other characters on stage do not is called:
    • A. 

      A pun

    • B. 

      An aside

    • C. 

      Comedic relief

    • D. 

      Poetic justice

    • E. 

      Prose

  • 15. 
    Servants in Romeo and Juliet will most likely speak in:
    • A. 

      Blank verse

    • B. 

      Rhymed verse

    • C. 

      Prose

    • D. 

      Poetry

    • E. 

      Iambic pentameter

  • 16. 
    When you put lines of Shakespeare's plays in your own words you are:
    • A. 

      "scanning" the lines

    • B. 

      Paraphrasing

    • C. 

      Being an active reader

    • D. 

      Losing the artistic beauty of the poetry as Shakespeare wrote it

    • E. 

      All EXCEPT A apply

  • 17. 
    The analysis of rhythm in a line of verse is called:
    • A. 

      Scansion

    • B. 

      Bardoramic versology

    • C. 

      Iambic analysis

    • D. 

      Metric pattern analysis

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    In Romeo and Juliet, prose is:
    • A. 

      Used for comic relief

    • B. 

      Spoken by servants

    • C. 

      Spoken by Mercutio

    • D. 

      Ordinary language (not poetry)

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    A person or group of people who recite the prologue:
    • A. 

      Choir

    • B. 

      Chorus

    • C. 

      Narrator(s)

    • D. 

      The band

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    A(n) __________________ often signals the end of a scene in Romeo and Juliet:
    • A. 

      Verse

    • B. 

      Curtain

    • C. 

      Rhymed couplet

    • D. 

      Image

    • E. 

      Brawl

  • 21. 
    Lady Capulet comes to see Juliet in Act III, scene 5 to bring news of the arranged wedding to Paris. She tells Juliet that too much grief and weeping is not good. Then she tells Juliet that she will send a man to Mantua to poison Romeo, which only makes Juliet cry more. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Monologue

    • C. 

      Scansion

    • D. 

      Imagery

    • E. 

      Verse

  • 22. 
    Verse is another word for:
    • A. 

      Line

    • B. 

      Poetry

    • C. 

      Prose

    • D. 

      Bible

    • E. 

      Play

  • 23. 
    A rhymed couplet is:
    • A. 

      Hard to cook

    • B. 

      Good with fries and a chocolate shake

    • C. 

      Two consecutive lines of end-rhymed poetry

    • D. 

      Dances at weddings

    • E. 

      None of the above