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  • 1. 

    Which of the following is NOT part of Aristotle's Six Parts of Drama?

    • A.

      Thought

    • B.

      Character

    • C.

      Imitation

    • D.

      Diction

    • E.

      Plot

    • F.

      Song

    • G.

      Spectacle

    Correct Answer
    C. Imitation
    Explanation
    Aristotle's Six Parts of Drama include Thought, Character, Diction, Plot, Song, and Spectacle. Imitation is not part of Aristotle's Six Parts of Drama.

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  • 2. 

    Aristotle lays out an argument that is most closely aligned with what type of thinking?

    • A.

      Analytical

    • B.

      Creative

    • C.

      Critical

    • D.

      Construction

    Correct Answer
    A. Analytical
    Explanation
    Aristotle's argument is most closely aligned with analytical thinking because he breaks down complex ideas into smaller components, analyzes them, and draws logical conclusions based on evidence and reasoning. He emphasizes the importance of examining facts, evidence, and logical reasoning to arrive at a sound conclusion. This approach is characteristic of analytical thinking, which involves breaking down problems, evaluating evidence, and making logical connections between ideas.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is the most important part of drama/tragedy, according to Aristotle?

    • A.

      Plot

    • B.

      Imitation

    • C.

      Character

    • D.

      Diction

    • E.

      Thought

    • F.

      Spectacle

    • G.

      Song

    Correct Answer
    A. Plot
    Explanation
    According to Aristotle, the most important part of drama/tragedy is the plot. He believed that the plot should have a clear beginning, middle, and end, with a logical and cause-and-effect sequence of events. Aristotle argued that the plot is what drives the story and creates a cathartic experience for the audience. While other elements such as character, diction, thought, spectacle, and song are important, Aristotle believed that a well-structured and engaging plot is the foundation of a successful drama or tragedy.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is NOT a significant (or important) way in which one form of art (or poetry) differs from another?

    • A.

      The length

    • B.

      The objects

    • C.

      The medium

    • D.

      The mode of imitation

    Correct Answer
    A. The length
    Explanation
    One form of art or poetry can differ from another in various ways such as the objects depicted, the medium used, and the mode of imitation. However, the length of the art or poetry is not a significant or important way in which they differ. Length does not determine the essence or quality of a form of art or poetry, and different forms can be equally impactful regardless of their length. Therefore, the length is not a significant factor in distinguishing one form from another.

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  • 5. 

    Which is the primary change that Aristotle claims that Aeschylus made to the dramatic form?

    • A.

      Added the second actor to the stage

    • B.

      Added call and response to the narrative text

    • C.

      Added the use of music to the drama

    • D.

      Added the third actor on stage

    Correct Answer
    A. Added the second actor to the stage
    Explanation
    Aristotle claims that Aeschylus made the primary change of adding the second actor to the stage. This change allowed for more dynamic interactions and dialogue between characters, enhancing the dramatic form. It increased the possibilities for conflict, tension, and dramatic development within the play. By introducing a second actor, Aeschylus revolutionized the theatrical experience and paved the way for more complex and engaging storytelling.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following did Sophocles add to the dramatic form, according to Aristotle?

    • A.

      Scene painting & a third actor

    • B.

      Music

    • C.

      Phallic dances

    • D.

      A second actor

    Correct Answer
    A. Scene painting & a third actor
    Explanation
    Sophocles added scene painting and a third actor to the dramatic form, according to Aristotle. This innovation allowed for more complex and visually appealing productions. Scene painting created a more immersive and realistic setting, enhancing the audience's experience. The addition of a third actor expanded the range of characters that could be portrayed on stage, allowing for more intricate and dynamic interactions between characters. These additions by Sophocles contributed to the development and evolution of Greek drama.

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  • 7. 

    Aristotle's argument concerning character rests on the notion that only three possibilities exist: that dramatic characters are morally better than normal men, worse than normal men, or just like normal men (and we will note the inherent sexism of his argument)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Aristotle argues that there are only three possibilities when it comes to the moral character of dramatic characters compared to normal men: they can be morally better, worse, or just like normal men. This argument implies that there is no other option or combination of possibilities. Additionally, it is mentioned that his argument is inherently sexist, suggesting that Aristotle's argument is biased or discriminatory towards women. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 8. 

    Thought, according to Aristotle, claims the second most important rank in drama/tragedy

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    According to Aristotle, thought is the most important element in drama/tragedy, not the second most important. In his book "Poetics," Aristotle argues that thought, or the intellectual content of a play, is what distinguishes tragedy from other forms of literature. He believes that tragedy should provoke the audience to think and contemplate philosophical and moral questions. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 9. 

    Aristotle divides dramatic poetry into two forms: graver, more noble imitations of good men, and more trivial, meaner imitations of bad men

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Aristotle's division of dramatic poetry into two forms is based on the imitation of characters. He categorizes it into graver, more noble imitations of good men and more trivial, meaner imitations of bad men. This implies that Aristotle believed that dramatic poetry can portray both morally upright and morally flawed characters, with the former being considered more significant and noble. Therefore, the given statement is true as it accurately represents Aristotle's classification of dramatic poetry.

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  • 10. 

    According to Aristotle, participation in tragic dramas was compulsory, whereas participation in some dramas were voluntary

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to Aristotle, he believed that participation in tragic dramas was compulsory, meaning that individuals were required to take part in these performances. On the other hand, participation in some other types of dramas was voluntary, meaning that individuals had the choice to participate or not. Therefore, the statement is true as it accurately reflects Aristotle's views on the matter.

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  • 11. 

    Aristotle claims that learning about ourselves through the imitative act (drama) is one of the greatest pleasures of humankind

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Aristotle believed that through the imitative act of drama, humans can learn about themselves. He considered this process as one of the greatest pleasures for humankind. This implies that Aristotle saw value in the experience of watching and participating in dramatic performances, as they provide an opportunity for self-reflection and understanding. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 12. 

    From where does Aristotle suggest that our impulse to create and enjoy dramatic art originated?

    • A.

      From the pleasure felt in creating and recognizing the imitation of another human being

    • B.

      From the desire to please the gods

    • C.

      From the competitive nature of early Greeks, each trying to create something novel over the others

    • D.

      From the power and purpose of speech

    Correct Answer
    A. From the pleasure felt in creating and recognizing the imitation of another human being
    Explanation
    Aristotle suggests that our impulse to create and enjoy dramatic art originated from the pleasure felt in creating and recognizing the imitation of another human being.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following is the Aristotelian definition of a Tragedy?

    • A.

      An imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude ... in the form of action, not of narrative; through pity and fear affecting the proper purgation of these emotions

    • B.

      An imitation of an action that is none serious, incomplete, and of an uncertain magnitude ... in the form of inaction (e.g. narrative); through pity and fear affecting the proper purgation of these emotions

    • C.

      An imitation of a tragic human that is sad, complete, and of a certain magnitude ... in the form of narrative; through pity and fear affecting the proper purgation of these emotions

    • D.

      An imitation of an action that is sad, complete, and of a certain magnitude ... in the form of narrative; through pity and fear affecting the proper purgation of these emotions

    Correct Answer
    A. An imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude ... in the form of action, not of narrative; through pity and fear affecting the proper purgation of these emotions
    Explanation
    This answer is correct because it accurately describes the Aristotelian definition of a tragedy. According to Aristotle, a tragedy is an imitation of a serious and complete action, with a certain magnitude, presented in the form of action rather than narrative. The emotions of pity and fear are evoked in the audience, leading to a catharsis or purgation of these emotions.

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  • 14. 

    Paula Vogel's writing style/process can be described as reflective and patient, taking long periods of gestation to get the words right

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Paula Vogel's writing style/process is not reflective and patient, taking long periods of gestation to get the words right.

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  • 15. 

    The music Vogel suggests in HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE is a key feature to understanding the play

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The music in "HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE" is a crucial element in comprehending the play. It serves as a significant aspect that aids in understanding the themes, emotions, and character development within the story. The music likely enhances the atmosphere, sets the tone, and helps convey the intended messages of the play, making it an essential component for the audience's interpretation and engagement.

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  • 16. 

    Vogel shows Li'l Bit to be a victim in HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In the play "How I Learned to Drive," Vogel does not portray Li'l Bit as a victim. Instead, the play explores the complex dynamics between Li'l Bit and her uncle, Uncle Peck, who groomed and sexually abused her. Vogel presents Li'l Bit as a complex character who navigates her own agency and struggles with the power dynamics in her relationship with Uncle Peck. While Li'l Bit may experience victimization, the play does not solely depict her as a victim, but rather delves into the complexities of abuse and its impact on her life.

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  • 17. 

    HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE has a melodramatic ending

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the play "HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE" has a melodramatic ending. However, the correct answer is False, indicating that the play does not have a melodramatic ending.

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  • 18. 

    In HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, we are given clues that Uncle Peck has seduced more than one young girl

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In the play "How I Learned to Drive," there are indications that Uncle Peck has seduced multiple young girls. These clues suggest that his behavior is not isolated and that he has a pattern of engaging in inappropriate relationships with underage girls. This information aligns with the statement "Uncle Peck has seduced more than one young girl," making the answer true.

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  • 19. 

    In HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, what does Li'l Bit do to try to kill herself?

    • A.

      Plays with a gun

    • B.

      Drives drunk

    • C.

      Walks the streets hoping to get raped

    • D.

      Uses hardcore drugs

    • E.

      None of these choices (She doesn't want to kill herself)

    Correct Answer
    B. Drives drunk
    Explanation
    Li'l Bit attempts to kill herself by driving drunk.

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  • 20. 

    What activity metaphorically stands in for the main action (seduction) of the play in HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE?

    • A.

      Driving

    • B.

      Fishing

    • C.

      Hunting

    • D.

      Surfing

    • E.

      None of these choices

    Correct Answer
    B. Fishing
    Explanation
    In the play "How I Learned to Drive," the activity of fishing metaphorically stands in for the main action of seduction. Fishing involves luring and capturing fish, just as the main character, Li'l Bit, is lured and manipulated by her uncle, Uncle Peck. The play explores the complex and manipulative dynamics of their relationship, and the metaphor of fishing emphasizes the predatory nature of Uncle Peck's actions.

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  • 21. 

    According to critics, although HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE is a play that is about many things, it is a play that is primarily about:

    • A.

      Coming of age

    • B.

      Sexual molestation

    • C.

      Dysfunctional molestation

    • D.

      Understanding the universe

    Correct Answer
    B. Sexual molestation
    Explanation
    The play "How I Learned to Drive" is primarily about sexual molestation. Critics argue that while the play touches on various themes, such as coming of age and dysfunctional relationships, the central focus is on the protagonist's experience of sexual molestation and how it shapes her life. The play delves into the complex dynamics of power, manipulation, and trauma associated with this issue, making it the primary subject matter.

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  • 22. 

    What is the "inciting action" for HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE?

    • A.

      When Uncle Peck fondles her the night before her prom

    • B.

      When Lil Bit gets kicked out of college

    • C.

      When Lil Bit gets assaulted in High School

    • D.

      When Lil Bit goes with her uncle to the beach as an eleven-year-old girl

    • E.

      None of these choices, there is no inciting action

    Correct Answer
    D. When Lil Bit goes with her uncle to the beach as an eleven-year-old girl
    Explanation
    The inciting action for HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE is when Lil Bit goes with her uncle to the beach as an eleven-year-old girl. This event sets off the chain of events in the play and establishes the complex relationship between Lil Bit and her uncle, Uncle Peck. It serves as the catalyst for the main conflict and themes explored throughout the play.

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  • 23. 

    In HILTD, which of the following is the best metaphor for “learning how to drive?”

    • A.

      Learning how to control a man

    • B.

      Learning to surrender your own body

    • C.

      Learning to control the people around you

    • D.

      Learning to survive life’s misadventures

    • E.

      Learning to control another person’s body

    Correct Answer
    D. Learning to survive life’s misadventures
  • 24. 

    In OEDIPUS THE KING, the city of Thebes, according to the Priest, has been brought to its knees by plague and pestilence

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because in the play Oedipus the King, the Priest mentions that the city of Thebes is suffering from a plague and pestilence. This suggests that the city is in a state of distress and suffering, which brings it to its knees.

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  • 25. 

    Against Oedipus' wishes, Kreon has gone to the Oracle at Delphi to learn how to save the city

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Kreon has not gone to the Oracle at Delphi against Oedipus' wishes to learn how to save the city. This statement contradicts the information given in the question. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 26. 

    Because the primary action of OEDIPUS THE KING is about the past, the role of language is diminished as a force in the plot

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given answer, which is False, is that the primary action of OEDIPUS THE KING is not solely about the past. While the play does involve elements of the past, such as Oedipus' tragic history, the role of language is still significant in driving the plot forward. Oedipus' search for the truth, his interactions with other characters, and the revelations that occur through dialogue all rely on the use of language as a force in the play. Therefore, the statement that the role of language is diminished as a force in the plot is incorrect.

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  • 27. 

    Oedipus the King was actually written after the other two plays by Sophocles that focus on the Oedipus myth

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Oedipus the King was actually written before the other two plays by Sophocles that focus on the Oedipus myth. The three plays, known as the Theban plays, are Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. Oedipus the King is the first play in the trilogy and sets the stage for the events that occur in the other two plays.

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  • 28. 

    In the play, Oedipus dies of his self-inflicted wounds

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In the play, Oedipus does not die of his self-inflicted wounds. Instead, he blinds himself as a punishment for his actions and then goes into exile. The play ends with Oedipus leaving Thebes, still alive but suffering from the consequences of his tragic fate.

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  • 29. 

    Which of the following is NOT true of OEDIPUS THE KING?

    • A.

      Oedipus’ main problem to be overcome is his quick temper

    • B.

      Jocasta rejects prophecies of the god’s because she believes, for the most part, that she has avoided the one directed at her family

    • C.

      Kreon has no desire to be king

    • D.

      Oedipus has never examined who he really is, or what his true identity might actually be

    Correct Answer
    A. Oedipus’ main problem to be overcome is his quick temper
    Explanation
    Oedipus' main problem to be overcome is not his quick temper. This can be seen throughout the play as Oedipus faces the consequences of his actions and tries to uncover the truth about his past. His main problem is actually his ignorance and lack of self-awareness regarding his true identity. He spends the play searching for the truth and ultimately realizes that he is the one who has unknowingly fulfilled the prophecy of killing his father and marrying his mother. This realization leads to his downfall and tragic fate.

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  • 30. 

    How did Oedipus become king of Thebes?

    • A.

      He was elected by the people

    • B.

      He rescued the Golden Fleece

    • C.

      He answered the riddle of the Sphinx

    • D.

      He freed Hercules from the imprisonment

    Correct Answer
    C. He answered the riddle of the Sphinx
    Explanation
    Oedipus became king of Thebes because he answered the riddle of the Sphinx. The Sphinx posed a riddle to anyone who wanted to enter the city, and those who failed to answer correctly were killed. Oedipus, however, successfully solved the riddle, which was "What walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, and three legs in the evening?" Oedipus correctly answered that it was a human, who crawls as a baby (morning), walks on two legs as an adult (afternoon), and uses a cane in old age (evening). His ability to solve the riddle impressed the people of Thebes, and they made him their king.

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  • 31. 

    Which of the following is NOT true of Sophocles?

    • A.

      During Sophocles' lifetime, Athens transformed from a small city-state into the greatest empire of the region

    • B.

      Sophocles differed from other tragic playwrights because he accorded the chorus less time and made the individual characteristics of his characters essential to the drama

    • C.

      Sophocles served in several important positions in both government and the military

    • D.

      Although Sophocles wrote over 100 plays, only 11 have survived

    Correct Answer
    D. Although Sophocles wrote over 100 plays, only 11 have survived
    Explanation
    Sophocles' plays were highly regarded and popular during his lifetime, and he was a prominent figure in Athenian society. He is known for his innovative approach to tragic drama, emphasizing the individual characteristics of his characters and giving less importance to the chorus. Sophocles also held significant positions in both the government and the military, showcasing his involvement in public life. However, it is true that despite his prolific writing career, only 11 of his plays have survived to the present day.

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  • 32. 

    In OEDIPUS THE KING, the messenger in scene 3 and the shepherd in scene 4 have met before.  Why?

    • A.

      Long ago, the shepherd gave baby Oedipus to the messenger

    • B.

      They both served in Laius’s palace

    • C.

      They have never met before

    • D.

      They both served in Polybus’s place

    Correct Answer
    A. Long ago, the shepherd gave baby Oedipus to the messenger
    Explanation
    The answer is that long ago, the shepherd gave baby Oedipus to the messenger. This is a crucial plot point in the play as it reveals the connection between the messenger and the shepherd. The messenger was tasked with delivering the baby to another kingdom, which ultimately led to Oedipus being raised by another family. This connection is significant because it sets the stage for the revelation of Oedipus' true identity later in the play.

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  • 33. 

    What is the crucial piece of evidence that while missing, give Oedipus and Jocasta the hope they need to dismiss the other evidence that suggests Oedipus is the horrible monster the prophecy claims him to be?

    • A.

      The place where Laius was killed

    • B.

      The time when Laius was killed

    • C.

      How many men killed Laius

    • D.

      The manner of Laius’ death (stabbing, clubbing, hanging, disease)

    Correct Answer
    C. How many men killed Laius
  • 34. 

    According to critics, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE can be understood for America's own sense of lost innocence, an innocence we probably never had

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to critics, "HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE" can be understood as a reflection of America's sense of lost innocence, suggesting that the country may have never truly possessed innocence in the first place. This implies that the statement is true.

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  • 35. 

    The witnesses that Oedipus calls to testify are all willing to share what they know

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because not all of the witnesses that Oedipus calls are willing to share what they know. In the play "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles, some of the witnesses are reluctant to speak or provide information, which creates tension and complicates the investigation. This is evident when the shepherd initially refuses to reveal what he knows about Oedipus' true identity as the murderer of King Laius. Additionally, Tiresias, the blind prophet, is also hesitant to reveal the truth to Oedipus. Therefore, not all witnesses are willing to share what they know in the play.

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  • 36. 

    Paula Vogel's early efforts at play writing were met with a mix success and failure

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Paula Vogel's early efforts at playwriting were not met with a mix of success and failure. The correct answer is False, indicating that Vogel's early efforts were not met with a mix of success and failure.

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  • 37. 

    Laius was killed at a place where three roads meet

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement indicates that Laius was indeed killed at a location where three roads intersected. This suggests that the murder took place in a specific and easily identifiable spot, making it easier for investigators to gather evidence and potentially identify the culprit.

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  • 38. 

    The citizens of Thebes are wary of Oedipus because they believe him to be a foreigner

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The citizens of Thebes are not wary of Oedipus because they believe him to be a foreigner. In fact, Oedipus is a native of Thebes and is well-known to the people. The citizens respect and admire Oedipus for his intelligence and leadership qualities. This misconception may arise from the fact that Oedipus was raised in Corinth, but he is not considered a foreigner by the Thebans.

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  • 39. 

    Which of the following themes are NOT part of OEDIPUS THE KING?

    • A.

      Fairness

    • B.

      Luck or Fate

    • C.

      Truth and its costs

    • D.

      Incest

    Correct Answer
    A. Fairness
    Explanation
    The theme of fairness is not part of Oedipus the King. The play primarily explores the themes of luck or fate, truth and its costs, and incest. Fairness does not play a significant role in the story, as the focus is more on the tragic consequences of Oedipus's actions and the revelation of his true identity. The concept of fairness is not central to the plot or the character development in the play.

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  • 40. 

    Which character in OEDIPUS THE KING is perhaps the best example of peripeteia in any play in history?

    • A.

      The Messenger from Corinth

    • B.

      The Shepherd

    • C.

      Tiresias

    • D.

      Jocasta

    Correct Answer
    A. The Messenger from Corinth
    Explanation
    The Messenger from Corinth is perhaps the best example of peripeteia in OEDIPUS THE KING because his arrival brings a sudden and unexpected reversal of fortune for Oedipus. He reveals that Polybus and Merope, whom Oedipus believed to be his parents, are not his biological parents. This revelation leads to the realization that Oedipus has unknowingly fulfilled the prophecy of killing his father and marrying his mother. The Messenger's arrival and his message completely change the course of the play and bring about a dramatic shift in Oedipus's life.

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  • 41. 

    In OEDIPUS THE KING, how does Jocasta die?

    • A.

      She doesn't die

    • B.

      A lightning bolt strikes her down

    • C.

      She stabs herself in the heart

    • D.

      She hangs herself

    Correct Answer
    D. She hangs herself
    Explanation
    Jocasta hangs herself in Oedipus the King. This tragic event occurs after Jocasta discovers the horrifying truth that Oedipus, her husband, is also her son. Overwhelmed by guilt and despair, Jocasta cannot bear to live with the consequences of their incestuous relationship and chooses to end her own life by hanging herself. This act further adds to the tragic nature of the play and contributes to the downfall of the characters involved.

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  • 42. 

    In HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, why is Li'l Bit teased when she is a young teenager in school?

    • A.

      She wears braces

    • B.

      She has a flat chest

    • C.

      She has a well-developed chest

    • D.

      She is cross-eyed

    • E.

      None of these choices

    Correct Answer
    C. She has a well-developed chest
    Explanation
    Li'l Bit is teased when she is a young teenager in school because she has a well-developed chest. This physical characteristic makes her stand out from her peers and becomes a target for teasing and bullying.

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  • 43. 

    Which of the following does NOT characterize Paula Vogel's plays?

    • A.

      Scatological humor

    • B.

      Jokes about the body

    • C.

      Extremely plain talk

    • D.

      Jokes about metaphysical truths

    Correct Answer
    D. Jokes about metaphysical truths
    Explanation
    Paula Vogel's plays are known for their scatological humor, jokes about the body, and extremely plain talk. However, they do not typically include jokes about metaphysical truths. This means that Vogel's plays do not usually incorporate humor or jokes that revolve around abstract or philosophical concepts related to the nature of reality or existence.

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  • 44. 

    Sophocles is regarded as the most successful playwright of the Greek period

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Sophocles is widely recognized as the most successful playwright of the Greek period. His works, such as Oedipus Rex and Antigone, are considered masterpieces of ancient Greek drama. Sophocles's plays were highly influential and continue to be studied and performed today. His skillful storytelling, complex characters, and exploration of moral and philosophical themes set him apart as a playwright of great significance. Thus, it is true that Sophocles is regarded as the most successful playwright of the Greek period.

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  • 45. 

    Oedipus believes that Kreon instructed Tiresias to say that Oedipus was the killer

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Oedipus believes that Kreon instructed Tiresias to say that Oedipus was the killer. This suggests that Oedipus thinks Kreon is plotting against him and trying to frame him for the murder. Oedipus may believe that Kreon is jealous of his power and wants to take over as king. This belief could potentially lead to a conflict between Oedipus and Kreon, as Oedipus may seek revenge or try to expose Kreon's supposed betrayal.

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  • 46. 

    In HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, which of the following best characterizes Li'l Bit's mother?

    • A.

      Alcoholic

    • B.

      Drug addict

    • C.

      Evangelist

    • D.

      Prostitate

    Correct Answer
    A. Alcoholic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Alcoholic." This best characterizes Li'l Bit's mother because throughout the play, her mother is shown to have a drinking problem. Her alcoholism has a significant impact on Li'l Bit's life and their relationship, as it leads to dysfunctional family dynamics and contributes to the overall theme of addiction and abuse explored in the play.

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  • 47. 

    In what "order" does the majority of the action in HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE unfold?

    • A.

      Chronological

    • B.

      Reverse chronological

    • C.

      Asymmetrical (non-chronological)

    • D.

      Symmetrical

    • E.

      Causal

    Correct Answer
    C. Asymmetrical (non-chronological)
    Explanation
    The majority of the action in "HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE" unfolds in an asymmetrical or non-chronological order. This means that events are presented out of chronological sequence, possibly jumping back and forth in time. The play may use flashbacks or other narrative techniques to explore the story in a non-linear way, providing a unique perspective on the events and characters.

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  • 48. 

    In HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, Uncle Peck is clearly the villain in the play

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In the play "How I Learned to Drive," Uncle Peck is not clearly portrayed as the villain. While he engages in inappropriate behavior with the protagonist, Li'l Bit, the play also explores the complex dynamics of their relationship and the ways in which societal norms and power dynamics influence their interactions. Uncle Peck is portrayed as a flawed and troubled character, but labeling him as the clear villain oversimplifies the complexities of the play.

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  • 49. 

    One of the controversial features of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE is that the actors literally portray the actions of the story, which are shocking

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The correct answer is False because the statement is incorrect. The controversial feature of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE is not that the actors literally portray the actions of the story, but rather the subject matter and themes explored in the play. The play deals with sensitive topics such as sexual abuse and manipulation, which may be shocking to some audience members.

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  • 50. 

    Aristophanes was born to power and wealth

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Aristophanes was born into a family that held power and wealth. This suggests that he was born into a privileged position and had access to resources and opportunities that were not available to everyone.

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