Paavtc Unit 1: Performing Arts Test

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following skills is the most important for a successful career in playwriting, screenwriting, or directing?
    • A. 

      Multi-tasking

    • B. 

      Visualization

    • C. 

      Networking

    • D. 

      Budgeting

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements best represents the difference between a script doctor and a script editor?
    • A. 

      A script doctor works in television, and a script editor works in feature film.

    • B. 

      A script editor works in television, and a script doctor works in feature film.

    • C. 

      A script doctor rewrites part of a screenplay, while a script editor rewrites the entire film.

    • D. 

      A script editor rewrites part of a screenplay, while a script doctor rewrites the entire film.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following courses would most benefit an aspiring playwright?
    • A. 

      Accounting

    • B. 

      Production management

    • C. 

      American short stories

    • D. 

      Production design

  • 4. 
    Which is the most challenging aspect of developing a screenplay?
    • A. 

      Finding an original idea

    • B. 

      Collaborating with a script doctor

    • C. 

      Establishing the key elements of plot

    • D. 

      Selling a finished screenplay

  • 5. 
    Read the following scenario:An actor is preparing for a role in a historical war drama. He is playing a soldier fighting in the trenches on the Western front in World War I. His character is based on the experiences of foot soldiers in World War I. Although his character is fictional, the experiences his character goes through were real experiences for soldiers during this period of history. Which of the following should the actor do to better embody this character?
    • A. 

      Read the novel "All Quiet of the Western Front"

    • B. 

      Watch other movies based on World War I

    • C. 

      Read the accounts of soldiers who fought in World War I

    • D. 

      Interview veterans of World War II to get a general idea of the life of a soldier

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is the most likely outcome of an actress accepting work from a non-signatory production company?
    • A. 

      She will be paid more than she would by a signatory production company

    • B. 

      She will be paid less than she would by a signatory production company

    • C. 

      She will work longer hours than she would for a signatory production company

    • D. 

      She will lose her SAG membership

  • 7. 
    Which of the following courses would an aspiring film composer most likely take?
    • A. 

      Music of the Renaissance

    • B. 

      Theories in Classical Compostition

    • C. 

      The Art of Film Production

    • D. 

      John Williams and the Movies

  • 8. 
    In which type of production would a librettist work?
    • A. 

      Ballet

    • B. 

      Musical theater

    • C. 

      Feature film

    • D. 

      Opera

  • 9. 
    Read the following scenario:An aspiring actor has just graduated from film school and moved to Los Angeles. He has secured a guest appearance on a popular television show and signed a contract for a series of television commercials. He wants to find a steady position that will allow him to hone his craft while leaving him time to pursue auditions for film and television. Which of the following jobs would mostlikely be the best choice for this actor?
    • A. 

      Working as a cast member on a cruise ship

    • B. 

      Working as a production assistant for a small film company

    • C. 

      Working as a camera assistant for a local news program

    • D. 

      Working as a cast member for a local children's theater

  • 10. 
    Read the following scenario:A musical production is in development. The production will air live on television, and the performers are scheduled to rehearse the day before the event. As equipment is being set up, one of the grips discovers that a gel kit is missing. Which is the most likely course of action in this scenario?
    • A. 

      The grip will consult with the gaffer who will track down the missing kit.

    • B. 

      The grip will double-check the equipment with the gaffer who, if the kit is still missing, will coordinate with the best boy to track it down.

    • C. 

      The grip will review the inventory to make sure the kit was included in the equipment, then consult with the best boy.

    • D. 

      The grip will work with the lighting designer to re-set the lights.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following would a costume designer most likely do if a theatrical performance required a costume change that could not be completed in the time provided?
    • A. 

      Ask the director to extend the time.

    • B. 

      Hire more assistants to help the actor complete the change faster

    • C. 

      Hide the zippers into the costume for easier removal

    • D. 

      Collaborate with the director to make the costume change part of the on-stage action

  • 12. 
    Read the following scenario:A feature film is being produced on location in Hawaii. A teenage girl is standing on a deserted beach watching the sunrise over the ocean. She is getting ready to surf in an international surfing competition and is centering herself before the event that could make or break her career.  Which of the following might a sound designer do to enhance the mood of this scene?
    • A. 

      Add a sweeping musical score that mimics the crashing of the waves onto the beach

    • B. 

      Add the sounds of the waves rolling onto shore and seagulls crying in the air, then place a soft music track underneath

    • C. 

      Add the sounds of seagulls and waves only

    • D. 

      Add a sweeping musical score in addition to the crashing of the waves

  • 13. 
    Which of the following "masters" can be earned without attending a college or university?
    • A. 

      Set design

    • B. 

      Costume design

    • C. 

      Sound engineering

    • D. 

      Carpentry

  • 14. 
    Which of the following would a 19th-century composer most likely do to secure funding and build an audience?
    • A. 

      Embark on an international tour through Europe

    • B. 

      Become a court composer

    • C. 

      Compose pieces of music for wealthy individuals

    • D. 

      Print copies of compositions and sell them

  • 15. 
    Which of the following events contributed the most to the lack of trained choreographers in the United States during the 20th century?
    • A. 

      The creation of Jazz

    • B. 

      The Great Depression

    • C. 

      World War II

    • D. 

      The New Deal

  • 16. 
    In which era was theater the most popular performing art in Europe?
    • A. 

      Renaissance

    • B. 

      18th century

    • C. 

      19th century

    • D. 

      Early 20th century

  • 17. 
    Ballet was originally created for the wedding celebration of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Acting in the 19th century was a highly respectable profession in the United States.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    In which way did vaudeville influence early film-making?
    • A. 

      Producers and directors hired vaudeville actors to star in their films.

    • B. 

      Producers and directors stole plot ideas from vaudeville shows.

    • C. 

      Producers and directors incorporated elements of vaudeville in their films, including acting techniques and plot structures.

    • D. 

      Producers and directors worked closely with vaudeville producers to mimic the look and feel of a vaudeville production on film.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following was the most significant impact the NEA had on the performing arts industry?
    • A. 

      It created jobs

    • B. 

      It created more performance spaces

    • C. 

      It increased awareness of the performing arts

    • D. 

      It increased production of the performing arts

  • 21. 
    Which of the following statements best analyzes the pros and cons of obtaining a college or university degree to pursue a career in music?
    • A. 

      Obtaining a degree can help someone pursuing music better understand and use the new technology available; however, pursuing a degree takes time away from pursuing a career.

    • B. 

      Obtaining a degree can help an aspiring musician better their skills in both creating and producing music, as well as offering opportunities to work in the industry; however, pursuing a degree is expensive and does not guarantee success.

    • C. 

      Obtaining a degree can help a musician understand the fundamentals of composition and production; however, there are limited opportunities to practice this craft in real-world situations.

    • D. 

      Obtaining a degree can help aspiring musicians earn a living in the field doing technical production work while pursuing their own musical career; however, the pay is low.

  • 22. 
    Read the following scenario:An up-and-coming rock band is interested in producing their first album. The band has researched the process of creating a digital album and invested in some recording equipment.  However, they still need to cover some production and distribution costs. Which of the following would best help this band meet their production and distribution goals?
    • A. 

      Applying for a small-business loan from the bank

    • B. 

      Holding a benefit concert to raise funds for production

    • C. 

      Selling pre-orders of their album to fans

    • D. 

      Creating a crowdfunding site on the internet

  • 23. 
    Read the following scenario:An up-and-coming rock band has just produced a new album. The band wants to use this album to boost their fan base and secure a spot on a popular concert tour. Which of the following would best help this band achieve their goals?
    • A. 

      Creating a website and offering free downloads of their album

    • B. 

      Sending copies of their album to major record labels

    • C. 

      Advertising their album on social media sites, including music samples on the bank website, and getting played on internet radio stations

    • D. 

      Creating a social media campaign for the album appearances at local venues and interviews on local radio shows

  • 24. 
    Which of the following led to the decline in production of LPs?
    • A. 

      Cost of LPs

    • B. 

      Quality of LPs

    • C. 

      Size of LPs

    • D. 

      Appearance of LPs

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is one of the factors in the decline of live performance attendance?
    • A. 

      Availability of live performances online

    • B. 

      Decreasing quality of live performances

    • C. 

      Decreasing space for live performances

    • D. 

      Increasing costs of producing live performances