Survey Of Theater Exam 1 -walsh Tcu

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  • 1. 
    According to aristotle, the most important element of dramatic action is plot followed by thought
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Aristotle was a trained biologist
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    From information gathered by historians, most feel ancient greek music for theater was simplistic and uninspiring
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    According to aristotle, in comedy, a deviation from normality must not pose a serious threat
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The 2 pure forms of theater are tragedy and drama
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The classic tragic hero is flawed
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Melodrama or drama can have elements of both tragedy and comedy - usually with a happy ending
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    According to aristotle, greek drama developed out of early hunting rituals
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Aristotle and sophocles were alive during the same period
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The inciting incident in a story happens after the crisis
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Western audiences, to a great degree, have been brought up without aristotillian story telling
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    In finding neverland, kate winslet's character is dying
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    A play can be centered around a central character
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    According to aristotle, both comedy and tragedy raise questions about the meaning os human kind's existence
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Generally, the major dramatic question in a play is answered in the CLIMAX AND RESOLUTION
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    According to aristotle, character is revelaed by what the character does.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The THOUGHT or IDEA in aristotle's model can include themes, arguments and overall meanings of the action
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    There are 3 and only 3 elements of Dramatic action in Aristotle's theory
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    In the legend of bagger vance, they talk about the field, it is the equivalent of THE ZONE
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The POINT OF ATTACK is the turning point of a play
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    The RURAL DIONYSIAN FESTIVAL was developed for tragedies
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Feminist scholars embrace the aristotelliam model of storytelling
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Aeschylus won the first playwriting contest
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Aeschylus introduced a 2nd actor to the competition
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Greeks were the fist to celebrate and hold holy the sabath
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    Aeschylus introduced the 3rd actory to the competition
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    The satyr play was only performed in festival honoring godess athena
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    The theater of dionysus that exists today is mostly ruins of a roman renovation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    The skene is a machine that lowers the Gods at the end on a play
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    Ancient greece was all lined marble building, white marble sculptures and people with long, white chitons.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    Greek comedy was culturally more important than greek tragedy
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    According to aristotle, comedy requires an audience to view the situation objectively
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    Playwrights, actors and produces were chosed and paired by lot.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    The theater on dionysus in athens sat between 1,500 and 3,000 people
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    Greek new comedy deals primarily with kings and the higher born
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    Menander's new comedy was critical of the athenian's government role in the pelopenisian wae
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    Lysistrata-depicts women of athens and sparta going on a sex strike - written by menander
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    Greeks felt music in drama should have an ethical content
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    Very tight, too short chiton was worn over flesh colored tights for human characters in greek old comedy
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    The theater of dionysus was situated in the slope of the parthenon in athens
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    The choregoi were wealthy greek citizens who were chosen to fund and produce the plays
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    Unity of grek old comedy is in THE HAPPY IDEA
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    Greek comedies could have up to five actors in a single play
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    In greek comedy, both male and female characters wore phalluses
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    Theater of dionysus was buolt during the roman occupation of athens.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 46. 
    In what century did sophocles live?
    • A. 

      4 BC

    • B. 

      3 BC

    • C. 

      4 AD

    • D. 

      5 BC

    • E. 

      1 BC

  • 47. 
    In what century did aristotle live?
    • A. 

      4 BC

    • B. 

      3 BC

    • C. 

      4 AD

    • D. 

      5 BC

    • E. 

      1 BC

  • 48. 
    First person who is creditted to become and actor and win the fist dramatic contests was
    • A. 

      Aeschylus

    • B. 

      Sophocles

    • C. 

      Bacchus

    • D. 

      Thespis

  • 49. 
    In whose theory is "action serious and posseses magnitude"?
    • A. 

      Horace

    • B. 

      Hrosvitha

    • C. 

      Aristophanes

    • D. 

      Aristotle

    • E. 

      Lysistrata

  • 50. 
    As discussed in class, who wrote descriptive criticism?
    • A. 

      Aristotle

    • B. 

      Horace

    • C. 

      Aristophanes

    • D. 

      Plato

    • E. 

      Sophocles

  • 51. 
    Who wrote lysistrata?
    • A. 

      Aristotle

    • B. 

      Horace

    • C. 

      Aristophanes

    • D. 

      Plato

    • E. 

      Sophocles

  • 52. 
    The POETICS was written by
    • A. 

      Socrates

    • B. 

      Aristotle

    • C. 

      Sophocles

    • D. 

      Aristophanes

  • 53. 
    The example of the "red Painting", in aristotitlian terms is:
    • A. 

      Complete & self contained

    • B. 

      NOT complete and self contained

    • C. 

      Possesses magnitude

    • D. 

      Engages adn mantaines interest

  • 54. 
    Which of the below is not on the list of aristotles six elements of dramatic action?
    • A. 

      Music

    • B. 

      Spectacle

    • C. 

      Ritual

    • D. 

      Character

    • E. 

      Plot

  • 55. 
    In the pelopenisian war, what 2 cultures were at war?
    • A. 

      Persia and greece

    • B. 

      Macedonia and india

    • C. 

      Athens and sparta

    • D. 

      Corinth and marathon

  • 56. 
    • A. 

      Sophocles

    • B. 

      Euripides

    • C. 

      Aristotle

    • D. 

      Horace

  • 57. 
    Dramatic action is:
    • A. 

      What event happen and particularly how and why those events happen in a play

    • B. 

      Violent events

    • C. 

      Language and text

    • D. 

      The crisis in a play

  • 58. 
    What was the name of the play that influenced the athenina city fathers to put socrates on trial for corrupting the youth of athens?
    • A. 

      Lysistrata

    • B. 

      The grouch

    • C. 

      Medea

    • D. 

      The frogs

    • E. 

      The clouds

  • 59. 
    Who is the ruler of greece during the hellinistic period?
    • A. 

      Phillip of Macedon

    • B. 

      Pericles of athens

    • C. 

      King leonidas of spartha

    • D. 

      Alexander the great

  • 60. 
    The larga majority of plays written are 
    • A. 

      Plays based around a central idea

    • B. 

      Cause & effect plays

    • C. 

      Plays based around a central character

    • D. 

      Propaganda plays

  • 61. 
    Oedipus' tragic flaw was:
    • A. 

      Hubris

    • B. 

      Anger

    • C. 

      Blindness

    • D. 

      Misguided love

  • 62. 
    According to aristotle, all good play have:
    • A. 

      A good beginning middle and end

    • B. 

      Five acts, no more or less

    • C. 

      Mansions and platea

    • D. 

      Great women actresses

  • 63. 
    Aristotilian model: exposition comes at...
    • A. 

      The middle of the play

    • B. 

      The beginning of the play

    • C. 

      At the climax

    • D. 

      During the resolution

  • 64. 
    Aristotilian model: complications come at...
    • A. 

      Begining of play

    • B. 

      Middle of play

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Resolution

  • 65. 
    Of aristotle's six elements, which is the FIRST most important?
    • A. 

      Ideas/thought/theme

    • B. 

      Plot

    • C. 

      Characters

    • D. 

      Music

    • E. 

      Spectacle

  • 66. 
    Of aristotle's six elements, which is the SECOND most important?
    • A. 

      Ideas, thought, theme

    • B. 

      Plot

    • C. 

      Characters

    • D. 

      Music

    • E. 

      Spectace

  • 67. 
    Of aristotle's six elements, which is the THIRD most important?
    • A. 

      Ideas, thought, theme

    • B. 

      Language

    • C. 

      Character

    • D. 

      Music

    • E. 

      Spectacle

  • 68. 
    Of aristotle's six elements, which is the FOURTH most important?
    • A. 

      Ideas, thought, theme

    • B. 

      Language

    • C. 

      Characters

    • D. 

      Music

    • E. 

      Spectacle

  • 69. 
    Of aristotle's six elements, which is the FIFTH most important?
    • A. 

      Ideas, thought, theme

    • B. 

      Plot

    • C. 

      Characters

    • D. 

      Music

    • E. 

      Spectacle

  • 70. 
    Of aristotle's six elements, which is the SiXTH most important?
    • A. 

      Ideas, thought, theme

    • B. 

      Plot

    • C. 

      Characters

    • D. 

      Music

    • E. 

      Spectacle

  • 71. 
    Spectacle as defined by aristotle is:
    • A. 

      All story elements of a play and how thay are put together

    • B. 

      All visual elements of a play

    • C. 

      All the character traits as presented by each actor

    • D. 

      The viewing location of the audience

    • E. 

      Large door at the center of the stage house

  • 72. 
    'discovery' is a common device found at the:
    • A. 

      Middle part of the play

    • B. 

      Begining of the play

    • C. 

      Climax of the play

    • D. 

      Resolution of the play

  • 73. 
    In finding neverland, what playwight does johnny Depp portray
    • A. 

      Conon doyle

    • B. 

      Henrik ibsen

    • C. 

      Oscar wilde

    • D. 

      James (JM) Barrie

  • 74. 
    In finding neverland, who does the playwright bring to the theater in order to influence the audience reception of the play?
    • A. 

      Other playwright and actors

    • B. 

      Orphan children

    • C. 

      A group of nuns

    • D. 

      Select group of critics

  • 75. 
    In classic greek tragedy, what or who usually affects the outcome?
    • A. 

      A tragic hero

    • B. 

      A superhuman force

    • C. 

      The chorus

    • D. 

      A dithyramb

  • 76. 
    For several centuries greek drama was presented exclusively at festival honoring:
    • A. 

      Hubris

    • B. 

      Dionysus

    • C. 

      Athena

    • D. 

      Apollo

  • 77. 
    What is a dythramb?
    • A. 

      Rich greek citizen that financed a play

    • B. 

      The playwright

    • C. 

      Ecstatic hymn sung during greek dance competitions

    • D. 

      Last play in the cycle

  • 78. 
    The 10 judges came from
    • A. 

      Neutral cities

    • B. 

      One judge from each athenian tribe

    • C. 

      Male volunteers from sparta

    • D. 

      Male volunteer from corinth

  • 79. 
    Which festival was primarily meant for comedies?
    • A. 

      The city

    • B. 

      The skene

    • C. 

      The lenaia

    • D. 

      The theatron

  • 80. 
    DEUX EX MACHINA now means 
    • A. 

      Happy ending

    • B. 

      A contrived ending

    • C. 

      Holy sabath

    • D. 

      Days of the machines

  • 81. 
    The playwright _________ became identified with the following: 1- added a 3rd actor 2- raised chorus to 15 people 3- tight plot construction
    • A. 

      Euripides

    • B. 

      Sophocles

    • C. 

      Aeschylus

    • D. 

      Aristophanes

  • 82. 
    Greek plays that dealt exclusively with domestic situations and the trials and tribulations of romace were called:
    • A. 

      Old comedy

    • B. 

      New comedy

    • C. 

      Tragedy

    • D. 

      Cycle comedies

  • 83. 
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      All

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      5

  • 84. 
    • A. 

      The choregus

    • B. 

      The chorus

    • C. 

      Aeschylus

    • D. 

      Chiton

  • 85. 
    Euripides is famous for:
    • A. 

      Deus Ex Machina endings

    • B. 

      Use of pageant wagons

    • C. 

      Comedies of culture

    • D. 

      Adding a 2nd actor

  • 86. 
    What is the date of the first dramatic contest?
    • A. 

      544 BC

    • B. 

      354 BC

    • C. 

      21 AD

    • D. 

      534 BC

    • E. 

      33 AD

  • 87. 
    In 5th century BC, how many tragedies were written by a single actory for a festival?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      1

  • 88. 
    The only satyr play we have is:
    • A. 

      The Hero by sophocles

    • B. 

      The cyclops by Euripides

    • C. 

      Athena by aeschylus

    • D. 

      The frogs by aristophanes

  • 89. 
    The central playing area in a greek theater is called the:
    • A. 

      Orchestra

    • B. 

      Skene

    • C. 

      Periaktoi

    • D. 

      Theatron

    • E. 

      Parados

  • 90. 
    Periaktoi were:
    • A. 

      Chief magistrates

    • B. 

      Leading actors

    • C. 

      The producers

    • D. 

      Scenic devices

  • 91. 
    How many actors did the drama of thespis have?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      3

  • 92. 
    The chorus in old comedy had __  members
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      24

    • C. 

      26

    • D. 

      0

  • 93. 
    How many tragic plawrights had to present in the grat/city dionysia?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      11

  • 94. 
    Golde age of greece occured in the ____ century
    • A. 

      1 BC

    • B. 

      2 BC

    • C. 

      3 BC

    • D. 

      4 BC

    • E. 

      5 BC

  • 95. 
    Finding neverland: what is the name of the play?
    • A. 

      Lion, witch and wardrobe

    • B. 

      Fellowship of the ring

    • C. 

      Treasure island

    • D. 

      Peter pan

  • 96. 
    All greek play are:
    • A. 

      Musicals

    • B. 

      Comedies

    • C. 

      Tragedies

    • D. 

      New comedy

    • E. 

      Old comedy

  • 97. 
    Dionysia was the god of:
    • A. 

      Wine

    • B. 

      Fertility

    • C. 

      Spring

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above