The Tragic Hero MS. Hall Review

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The Tragic Hero MS. Hall Review

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. 
    The climax or crisis of a plot would best be represented as which point on the pyramid?
    • A. 

      Z

    • B. 

      Y

    • C. 

      X

    • D. 

      W

    • E. 

      V

  • 3. 
    The rising action of a plot is represented by:
    • A. 

      Z

    • B. 

      Y

    • C. 

      X

    • D. 

      W

    • E. 

      V

  • 4. 
    The exposition or inciting moment is best represented by:
    • A. 

      Z

    • B. 

      Y

    • C. 

      X

    • D. 

      W

    • E. 

      V

    • F. 

      I don't know

  • 5. 
    The falling action is best represented by:
    • A. 

      Z

    • B. 

      Y

    • C. 

      X

    • D. 

      W

    • E. 

      V

    • F. 

      I don't know

  • 6. 
    Conflict is an element of ________________.
    • A. 

      Setting

    • B. 

      Plot

    • C. 

      Dialogue

    • D. 

      Point of View

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 7. 
    Dramatic Irony is.....
    • A. 

      A contrast between what the audience perceives and what a character does not know

    • B. 

      A contrast between what is expected and what really happens

    • C. 

      A humorous character introduced to relieve the seriousness or emotional intensity of the play

    • D. 

      A hero who has a weakness of personality which causes him or her to make unfortunate choices

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 8. 
    What is a Soliloquy (Pronounced: SOH-li-loh-kwee)
    • A. 

      A long, uninterrupted speech presented in front of other characters

    • B. 

      A story told through characters played by actors

    • C. 

      A drama with a happy ending; a lighthearted or humorous work

    • D. 

      A speech in which a character is alone or believes he is alone on stage and expresses thoughts out

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 9. 
    What is an Aside?
    • A. 

      A fourteen-line lyric poem, usually written in iambic pentameter, that has one of several rhyme schemes

    • B. 

      Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme

    • C. 

      The humorous use of a word or phrase to suggest two or more meanings at the same time

    • D. 

      Words spoken by a character in a play, usually in an undertone or to the audience

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 10. 
    What is a Tragic Flaw?
    • A. 

      a contrast between what the audience perceives and what a character does not know

    • B. 

      the weakness in character which causes the downfall of a tragic hero

    • C. 

      A humorous character introduced to relieve the seriousness or emotional intensity of the pla

    • D. 

      A hero who has a weakness of personality which causes him or her to make unfortunate choices

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 11. 
    What is a Tragic Hero?
    • A. 

      A hero who has a weakness of personality which causes him or her to make unfortunate choices

    • B. 

      A humorous character introduced to relieve the seriousness or emotional intensity of the play

    • C. 

      a contrast between what the audience perceives and what a character does not know

    • D. 

      the weakness in character which causes the downfall of a tragic hero

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 12. 
    What is a Drama?
    • A. 

      A speech in which a character is alone or believes he is alone on stage and expresses thoughts out l

    • B. 

      A story told through characters played by actors

    • C. 

      A long, uninterrupted speech presented in front of other characters

    • D. 

      A drama with a happy ending; a lighthearted or humorous work

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 13. 
    ____________: the final event in a drama (a death in a tragedy or a marriage in a comedy)
    • A. 

      Tragic Flaw

    • B. 

      Catastrophe

    • C. 

      Situational Irony

    • D. 

      Tragic Hero

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 14. 
    Which pair of words can be used interchangeably?
    • A. 

      Protagonist/hero

    • B. 

      All

    • C. 

      None

    • D. 

      Antagonist/villain

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 15. 
    Aristotle said that we watch tragedy to evoke feelings of fear and pity that lead to ____.
    • A. 

      Self-knowledge

    • B. 

      Resolution

    • C. 

      Catharsis

    • D. 

      Poetic justice

    • E. 

      I don't knnow

  • 16. 
    A tragic hero must be a man of nobility and status, but his _______ must be average
    • A. 

      Tragic flaw

    • B. 

      Intelligence

    • C. 

      Fortunes

    • D. 

      Vices and virtues

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 17. 
    What is Peripeteia?
    • A. 

      When the hero experiences a reversal of fate

    • B. 

      When the hero experiences an increase of fate

    • C. 

      When the hero experiences an unexpected reward

    • D. 

      When the hero experiences an expected change in events

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 18. 
    What is Nemesis?
    • A. 

      An unavoidable situation the hero is in which is related to catharsis

    • B. 

      An avoidable situation the hero is in which is related to hubris

    • C. 

      An unavoidable situation the hero is in which is related to hubris

    • D. 

      An avoidable situation the hero is in which is related to catharsis

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 19. 
    What is Anagnorsis?
    • A. 

      When the hero makes an important discovery

    • B. 

      When the hero makes an unimportant discovery

    • C. 

      When the hero makes a startling discovery

    • D. 

      When the hero makes a horrific discovery

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 20. 
    What is Hubris?
    • A. 

      When the hero respects the natural order and gains wisdom about life

    • B. 

      When the hero contemplates the natural order and because of curiosity gets into trouble

    • C. 

      When the hero disrespects the natural order because of his or her own pride.

    • D. 

      When the hero ignores the natural order and because of arrogance laughs at fate

    • E. 

      I don't know