Do You Know About The Elements Of Drama? Quiz

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Do You Know About The Elements Of Drama? Quiz

Quiz on the basic elements of drama. Separate all multiple fill-in-the-blank answers with spaces, not commas.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In general, tragedy involves what?
    • A. 

      Hilarious but ridiculous comedy

    • B. 

      The ruin of the leading characters

    • C. 

      Critisisms of social, economic, or political problems

    • D. 

      A happy ending where justice is served

  • 2. 
  • 3. 
    Which is lighter drama in which the leading characters overcome the difficulties which temporarily beset them?
    • A. 

      Farce

    • B. 

      Comedy of Manners

    • C. 

      Comedy

    • D. 

      Melodrama

  • 4. 
    Which is a drama of social criticism that discusses social, economic, or political problems by means of a play?
    • A. 

      Problem Play

    • B. 

      Tragedy

    • C. 

      Melodrama

    • D. 

      Farce

  • 5. 
    Which is a comedy that involves ridiculous or hilarious complications without regard for human values?
    • A. 

      Comedy of Manners

    • B. 

      Problem Play

    • C. 

      Farce

    • D. 

      Fantasy

  • 6. 
    Which is a comedy that wittily portrays fashionable life?
    • A. 

      Melodrama

    • B. 

      Farce

    • C. 

      Fantasy

    • D. 

      Comedy of Manners

  • 7. 
    Which is a play sometimes, but not always, in comic spirit in which the author gives free reign to his imagination, allowing things to happen without regard to reality?
    • A. 

      Fantasy

    • B. 

      Melodrama

    • C. 

      Comedy

    • D. 

      Farce

  • 8. 
    Which pays almost no attention to human values, but its object is to give a thrill instead of a laugh? It is often good entertainment with no literary value.
    • A. 

      Farce

    • B. 

      Tragedy

    • C. 

      Melodrama

    • D. 

      Fantasy

  • 9. 
    A(n) ________ is an indirect reference by casually mentioning something that is generally familiar.
  • 10. 
    _____________: Lines whispered to the audience or to another character on stage (not meant to be heard by all the characters onstage)
  • 11. 
    ____________: the final event in a drama (a death in a tragedy or a marriage in a comedy)
  • 12. 
    __________: a light play with a happy ending
  • 13. 
    ___________: A bit of humor injected into a serious play to relieve the heavy tension of tragic events
  • 14. 
    ____________: the turning point in the plot (This occurs when events develop either for or against the main character and a crucial decision must be made.)
  • 15. 
    _______  _______: occurs when the audience knows something that the character onstage is not aware of
  • 16. 
    ____________ing: Lines that give a hint or clue to future events. (It doesn't tell the future, but hints at it.)
  • 17. 
    _________: A single character onstage thinking out loud (a way of letting the audience know what is in the character's mind)
  • 18. 
    _____________: A serious play having an unhappy ending
  • 19. 
    ________  ________: A character trait that leads one to his or her own downfall or destruction
  • 20. 
    _______: lines that are written out for the characters to speak rather then being written with quotation marks and tag lines.
  • 21. 
    ____________: Sequence of related events
  • 22. 
    ___________: a section presenting events that occur in one place at one time
  • 23. 
    _______: A major section of a play made of more than one scene
  • 24. 
    ____ ___ ________: major and minor characters listed at the beginning of the script
  • 25. 
    ____________: sets the scene and comments on what happens
  • 26. 
    • A. 

      Are the stage crew that move props and scenery

    • B. 

      Are instructions for the director, actors, and stage crew

    • C. 

      Are usually printed in italic type and are enclosed in parentheses

    • D. 

      Describe scenery and tell actors how to speak & move

    • E. 

      Are the main characters in a play

    • F. 

      Describe props, lighting & sound, and special areas of the stage