Trivia Quiz: Do You Really Know About History Of Drama?

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Trivia Quiz: Do You Really Know About History Of Drama?

Quiz to test your knowledge of the history of drama


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When was Shakespeare born?
    • A. 

      26 April 1564

    • B. 

      26 December 1564

    • C. 

      23 January 1654

  • 2. 
    Aeschylus was the first known playwright If you don't know how to say this word, click on this link: http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=aeschylus
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Greek theatre was popular around when?
    • A. 

      500 BC (before Christ)

    • B. 

      500 AD (after Christ)

    • C. 

      Last year

  • 4. 
    Where was Shakespeare born?
    • A. 

      Stratford, New Zealand

    • B. 

      Stafford, England

    • C. 

      Stratford, England

  • 5. 
    Shakespeare was the father of twins
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Shakespeare's wife Anna Hathaway was how many years older than Shakespeare
    • A. 

      6 years

    • B. 

      8 years

    • C. 

      She wasn't - she was younger than him

  • 7. 
    One of the plays that Shakespeare wrote was called...
    • A. 

      Macbeth

    • B. 

      Hamnet

    • C. 

      The Plague

  • 8. 
    In medieval times, plays were performed on carts as the actors travelled from town to town. These plays were called...
    • A. 

      Morbidity plays

    • B. 

      Morality plays

    • C. 

      Cart plays

  • 9. 
    You spell medieval like this...
    • A. 

      Medieval

    • B. 

      Medeival

    • C. 

      Med-evil

  • 10. 
    Apart from entertainment, what was the purpose of morality plays?
    • A. 

      To make everyone go to the market place

    • B. 

      So that actors could travel to different towns

    • C. 

      To educate the people about what was the right thing to do

  • 11. 
    Name the types of character that you would see in a melodrama
  • 12. 
    When we are acting, we need to ...
    • A. 

      Speak just as we would do at home

    • B. 

      Speak loudly and clearly

    • C. 

      Mumble cause it's embarrasing

  • 13. 
    The Greek chorus had another name - what was it?
    • A. 

      Goat milkers

    • B. 

      Goat singers

    • C. 

      Sheep dancers

  • 14. 
    The "deus ex machina" in Greek times was what?
    • A. 

      A trapdoor in the floor of the stage

    • B. 

      A special crane to lift actors

    • C. 

      A mask that the actors used

  • 15. 
    Greek dramas were put on in honour of Dionysus who was the god of what?
    • A. 

      Happiness and light

    • B. 

      Wine and food

    • C. 

      The underworld