Drama Vocabulary Quiz

24 Questions
Drama Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz over the basic drama vocabulary words we have been studying in class.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Definition of Actor
    • A. 

      A personality or role recreated

    • B. 

      A popular person

    • C. 

      A person who performs a role in a play, work of theatre, or movie.

  • 2. 
    Two or more people working together in a joint effort
    • A. 

      A High School Musical Song

    • B. 

      Collaboration

    • C. 

      Convoke

  • 3. 
    Define Antagonist:
  • 4. 
    Name the term that this defines: "An expressive movement of the body and limbs"
  • 5. 
    A theatrical work that is intentionally humorous
    • A. 

      Comedy

    • B. 

      Tragedy

    • C. 

      Monologue

  • 6. 
    Articulation is:
    • A. 

      The degree of loudness of a voice

    • B. 

      The characteristics of a voice

    • C. 

      The clear and precise pronunciation of words

  • 7. 
    What term does this define: "Items carried on stage by an actor"
    • A. 

      Weapons

    • B. 

      Props (properties)

    • C. 

      Costumes

  • 8. 
    What is a script?
  • 9. 
    What term does this define: "The characteristics of a voice, such as shrill, nasal, raspy, breathy, booming, and so forth."
    • A. 

      Vocal quality

    • B. 

      Volume

    • C. 

      Projection

  • 10. 
    What is the definition of blocking?
    • A. 

      Practice sessions in which the actors prepare for a performance

    • B. 

      A detailed script

    • C. 

      The planning and working out of the movements of the actors on stage

  • 11. 
    Define the term Character:
  • 12. 
    The area where actors perform is called a:
    • A. 

      Bandstand

    • B. 

      Podium

    • C. 

      Stage

  • 13. 
    A conflict is the opposition of persons or forces giving rise to dramatic action.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Clothing worn on stage by a performer is called a:
    • A. 

      Costume

    • B. 

      Outfit

    • C. 

      Prop

  • 15. 
    Define the term Protagonist:
  • 16. 
    Opinions and comments based on criteria that may be used for self-evaluation or the evaluation of actors is called a Critique.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    A Cue can be verbal or physical.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The definition of the term Rehearsal is:
    • A. 

      The art and technique of bringing the elements of theatre together to make a play.

    • B. 

      A public performance by a group of actors

    • C. 

      Practice sessions in which the actors and technicians prepare for a public performance through repetition

  • 19. 
    Define the term Directing:
  • 20. 
    What term is defined as, "A long speech by a single character" ?
  • 21. 
    Who oversees the entire process of staging a performance?
    • A. 

      Ms. Lewis

    • B. 

      Director

    • C. 

      Actor

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      A person dressed in black with white make-up on his or her face who acts out a scene silently

    • B. 

      Acting without words through facial expression, gesture, and movement

    • C. 

      Acting through gestures performed to music

  • 23. 
    What is the "conversation between actors on stage" called?
    • A. 

      Dialogue

    • B. 

      Dialect

    • C. 

      Script

  • 24. 
    Improvisation is limited to adding in words and staying in character when an actor forgets his or her lines.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False