Quiz Over The Basic Drama Vocabulary Words

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Quiz Over The Basic Drama Vocabulary Words - Quiz

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


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.

    Correct Answer
    C. A person who performs a role in a play, work of theatre, or movie.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A person who performs a role in a play, work of theatre, or movie." This answer accurately reflects the definition of an actor, as someone who takes on a specific character and performs in various forms of entertainment such as plays, theater productions, or movies.

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  • 2. 

    Two or more people working together in a joint effort

    • A.

      A High School Musical Song

    • B.

      Collaboration

    • C.

      Convoke

    Correct Answer
    B. Collaboration
    Explanation
    Collaboration refers to the act of two or more people working together in a joint effort. It involves individuals coming together to share ideas, skills, and resources to achieve a common goal. In a collaborative setting, people work cooperatively, leveraging each other's strengths and expertise to enhance productivity and creativity. This term is often used in various contexts, such as business, education, and creative endeavors, to highlight the importance of teamwork and collective problem-solving.

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  • 3. 

    Define Antagonist:

    Correct Answer
    A person who opposes the protagonist
    Explanation
    The term "antagonist" refers to a person who opposes the protagonist. In literature or storytelling, the protagonist is the main character or the central figure, and the antagonist is the character or force that acts in opposition to the protagonist. This opposition can be in the form of physical or emotional conflict, creating tension and driving the plot forward. The antagonist is often portrayed as the villain or the main source of conflict in the story.

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  • 4. 

    Name the term that this defines: "An expressive movement of the body and limbs"

    Correct Answer
    gesture
    Explanation
    A gesture is defined as an expressive movement of the body and limbs. It is a non-verbal form of communication that conveys meaning or emotions. Gestures can include hand movements, facial expressions, and body postures. They are used to enhance verbal communication, emphasize certain points, or convey emotions such as happiness, anger, or sadness.

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  • 5. 

    A theatrical work that is intentionally humorous

    • A.

      Comedy

    • B.

      Tragedy

    • C.

      Monologue

    Correct Answer
    A. Comedy
    Explanation
    A theatrical work that is intentionally humorous is referred to as a comedy. Comedy is a genre of drama that aims to entertain the audience through laughter and light-heartedness. It typically involves amusing situations, witty dialogue, and comedic characters. Comedies often explore funny and absurd aspects of human behavior, social situations, and everyday life. They provide a break from serious or tragic themes and aim to evoke joy and amusement in the audience.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. The clear and precise pronunciation of words
    Explanation
    Articulation refers to the clear and precise pronunciation of words. It focuses on how each sound and syllable is formed and pronounced in a manner that is easily understandable. It involves the proper enunciation and clarity of speech, ensuring that each word is spoken distinctly and accurately. Articulation is important for effective communication as it helps convey meaning and allows the listener to understand the speaker's message without any confusion or ambiguity.

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  • 7. 

    What term does this define: "Items carried on stage by an actor"

    • A.

      Weapons

    • B.

      Props (properties)

    • C.

      Costumes

    Correct Answer
    B. Props (properties)
    Explanation
    This question is asking for the term that defines "Items carried on stage by an actor." The correct answer is "props (properties)." Props, short for properties, are objects or items used by actors during a performance to enhance the storytelling and create a realistic environment on stage. They can include anything from furniture and household items to weapons and personal belongings.

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  • 8. 

    What is a script?

    Correct Answer
    The written text of a play
    Explanation
    A script refers to the written text of a play. It includes the dialogue, stage directions, and other instructions for the actors and production team. Scripts are used as a blueprint for the performance, guiding the actors' performances and the overall production. They provide a clear structure and direction for the play, allowing the actors to bring the characters and story to life on stage.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Vocal quality
    Explanation
    The given definition describes the various characteristics of a voice, such as shrill, nasal, raspy, breathy, booming, and more. These characteristics collectively define the unique sound and tone of a person's voice, which is commonly referred to as "vocal quality." This term encompasses the different aspects of a voice's sound and helps distinguish one voice from another.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. The planning and working out of the movements of the actors on stage
    Explanation
    Blocking refers to the process of planning and coordinating the movements of actors on stage. It involves determining where and when actors should move, their positions, and their interactions with the set and other actors. Blocking is an essential aspect of theatrical productions as it helps to create visually appealing and effective stage pictures, ensures smooth transitions, and enhances the overall storytelling. It requires careful consideration of the script, the physical space, and the artistic vision of the director.

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  • 11. 

    Define the term Character:

    Correct Answer
    A personality or role an actor recreates, A personality an actor recreates, A role played by an actor
    Explanation
    The term "character" refers to the personality or role that an actor recreates on stage or in a performance. It encompasses both the personality and the role played by the actor.

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  • 12. 

    The area where actors perform is called a:

    • A.

      Bandstand

    • B.

      Podium

    • C.

      Stage

    Correct Answer
    C. Stage
    Explanation
    The area where actors perform is called a stage. This is a designated space in a theater or performance venue where actors and actresses act out a play or performance. It typically includes a raised platform and may have various props, scenery, and lighting to enhance the performance. The stage is the central focus of the audience's attention and serves as the primary area for the actors to showcase their talent and bring the production to life.

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  • 13. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because a conflict is indeed the opposition of persons or forces that leads to dramatic action. Conflict is an essential element in storytelling as it creates tension, drives the plot forward, and allows for character development. Without conflict, there would be no obstacles to overcome or challenges to face, resulting in a lack of dramatic action in a narrative.

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  • 14. 

    Clothing worn on stage by a performer is called a:

    • A.

      Costume

    • B.

      Outfit

    • C.

      Prop

    Correct Answer
    A. Costume
    Explanation
    Clothing worn on stage by a performer is called a costume. This term refers to the specific attire or clothing that is designed and chosen to be worn by actors or performers during a theatrical production. Costumes are an essential element in bringing a character to life and help to create a visual representation of the character's personality, time period, and role in the performance. Outfit refers to any set of clothes worn by a person, while prop refers to any object used by performers during a play or performance.

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  • 15. 

    Define the term Protagonist:

    Correct Answer
    The main character of a play , The main character, The main character of a play and the character with whom the audience identifies most strongly, the character with whom the audience identifies most strongly
    Explanation
    The term "Protagonist" refers to the main character of a play, the character with whom the audience identifies most strongly. In a story, the protagonist is typically the central figure around whom the plot revolves and whose actions drive the narrative forward. They often face challenges and conflicts that they must overcome, and their journey is usually the focus of the story. The audience tends to connect with the protagonist on an emotional level and becomes invested in their journey and outcome.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. A critique refers to opinions and comments based on certain criteria that can be used for self-evaluation or the evaluation of actors. It involves analyzing and providing feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of a particular performance, artwork, or any other subject. Critiques are commonly used in various fields such as literature, art, film, and theater to assess and provide constructive criticism.

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  • 17. 

    A Cue can be verbal or physical.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A cue can be either verbal or physical, meaning it can be communicated through spoken words or through physical actions or signals. This suggests that cues can be conveyed in different ways, providing individuals with various forms of information or instructions.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Practice sessions in which the actors and technicians prepare for a public performance through repetition
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Practice sessions in which the actors and technicians prepare for a public performance through repetition." This answer accurately describes the term rehearsal as the process of practicing and repeating the elements of a play in order to prepare for a public performance. It highlights the involvement of both actors and technicians in the preparation process.

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  • 19. 

    Define the term Directing:

    Correct Answer
    The art and technique of bringing the elements of theatre together to make a play.
    Explanation
    Directing refers to the process of coordinating and guiding all the elements of a theatrical production to create a cohesive and impactful play. It involves working with the actors, designers, and technicians to shape the overall vision and bring it to life on stage. The director is responsible for making creative decisions, interpreting the script, blocking the movements, and ensuring that all aspects of the production work harmoniously to convey the intended message and emotions to the audience.

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  • 20. 

    What term is defined as, "A long speech by a single character" ?

    Correct Answer
    monologue
    Explanation
    A monologue is a term used to describe a long speech delivered by a single character. It is a theatrical device that allows a character to express their thoughts, feelings, or intentions to the audience or other characters. Monologues are often used to provide insight into a character's motivations or to advance the plot. They can be emotional, introspective, or persuasive, and are commonly found in plays, films, and literature.

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  • 21. 

    Who oversees the entire process of staging a performance?

    • A.

      Ms. Lewis

    • B.

      Director

    • C.

      Actor

    Correct Answer
    B. Director
    Explanation
    The director is the person who oversees the entire process of staging a performance. They are responsible for making artistic and creative decisions, coordinating with the actors and crew, and ensuring that the vision for the performance is realized. Ms. Lewis could potentially be a director, but without further context, it is not clear if she is the director in this specific scenario.

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  • 22. 

    What is the definition of the term Pantomime?

    • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Acting without words through facial expression, gesture, and movement
    Explanation
    Pantomime is defined as acting without words through facial expression, gesture, and movement. This form of performance relies on non-verbal communication to convey emotions, actions, and storytelling. It typically involves exaggerated movements, facial expressions, and gestures to portray characters and scenes. The use of music or costumes, such as a person dressed in black with white make-up, is not necessarily a defining characteristic of pantomime.

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  • 23. 

    What is the "conversation between actors on stage" called?

    • A.

      Dialogue

    • B.

      Dialect

    • C.

      Script

    Correct Answer
    A. Dialogue
    Explanation
    The "conversation between actors on stage" is referred to as dialogue. Dialogue is an essential component of a play or performance, where actors engage in a spoken exchange of words to convey the story, express emotions, and communicate with each other and the audience. It is through dialogue that characters interact, develop relationships, and advance the plot of a theatrical production.

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  • 24. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Add-Lib is only a small part of improvisation. Improvisation is a spontaneous style of theatre where scenes are created without a script and with little or no rehearsal.

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  • 25. 

    What are the final few rehearsals just prior to opening night called?  They are acted in full costumes and make-up. 

    • A.

      Ensemble

    • B.

      Dress Rehearsal

    • C.

      Play

    Correct Answer
    B. Dress Rehearsal
    Explanation
    The final few rehearsals just prior to opening night are called dress rehearsals. During dress rehearsals, the actors perform in full costumes and make-up, allowing them to practice their movements and timing while wearing the outfits they will wear during the actual performance. This helps them become familiar with their costumes and allows the director to make any necessary adjustments or changes before the show opens.

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