Technical Theatre I M Final Semester I

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Technical Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What is this tool?
    • A. 

      Circular saw

    • B. 

      Radial arm saw

    • C. 

      Compound miter saw

    • D. 

      Angle cutting saw

  • 2. 
     What is this device which was used in Greek theatres?
    • A. 

      Ekkyklema

    • B. 

      Deus ex machina

    • C. 

      Parados

    • D. 

      Skene

  • 3. 
    Which element of design creates the silhouette for a design or components of a design?
    • A. 

      Shape

    • B. 

      Line

    • C. 

      Texture

    • D. 

      Mass

  • 4. 
    ___________________ is responsible for securing sponsors and investors, keep budgets, and hiring artists.
  • 5. 
    The _____________ is in charge of creating an artistic concept for a play.
  • 6. 
    Who is responsible for keeping track of actors, crew members and organizing rehearsals?
    • A. 

      Stage manager

    • B. 

      Technical director

    • C. 

      Director

    • D. 

      Producer

  • 7. 
    Who is responsible for the execution of designs and making sure practical issues get solved with the set?
    • A. 

      Stage manager

    • B. 

      Director

    • C. 

      Producer

    • D. 

      Technical director

  • 8. 
     Which type of stage is this?
    • A. 

      Found

    • B. 

      Proscenium

    • C. 

      Arena

    • D. 

      Thrust

  • 9. 
    Name this tool.
    • A. 

      Crescent wrench

    • B. 

      Box wrench

    • C. 

      Clamping wrench

    • D. 

      Chuck wrench

  • 10. 
     Name the tool.
    • A. 

      Jigsaw

    • B. 

      Handheld miter saw

    • C. 

      Router saw

    • D. 

      Circular saw

  • 11. 
    What is the area offstage where actors wait to go on stage called?
    • A. 

      Legs

    • B. 

      Wings

    • C. 

      Border

    • D. 

      Outstage

  • 12. 
    Who created perspective drawing and used central point perspective?
    • A. 

      Sebastiano Serlio

    • B. 

      Leonardo da Vinci

    • C. 

      Mr. King

    • D. 

      Giacomo Torelli

  • 13. 
     Which type of stage is this?
    • A. 

      Arena

    • B. 

      Thrust

    • C. 

      Found

    • D. 

      Proscenium

  • 14. 
     This Greek deity is the patron god of theatre, wine, and fertility.
    • A. 

      Aphrodite

    • B. 

      Hermes

    • C. 

      Dionysus

    • D. 

      Apollo

  • 15. 
     What is the spot where the canal walls seem to converge known as?
    • A. 

      Central point

    • B. 

      Horizon point

    • C. 

      Convergence

    • D. 

      Vanishing point

  • 16. 
    Which designer is responsible for helping shape the rhythm of action and mood of a play?
    • A. 

      Lighting

    • B. 

      Costumes

    • C. 

      Scenery

    • D. 

      Sound

  • 17. 
    Using the song I'll Follow You Into the Dark in the tomb scene of Romeo and Juliet would be what type of sound?
    • A. 

      Reproduction

    • B. 

      Reinforcement

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 18. 
     This Medieval device was used by traveling troupes to present mystery plays.
    • A. 

      Slipstage

    • B. 

      Ekkyklema

    • C. 

      Pageant wagon

    • D. 

      Booth stage

  • 19. 
    Name the tool.
    • A. 

      Impact driver

    • B. 

      Screw gun

    • C. 

      Spiral shank

    • D. 

      Jig

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is used to face or skin a flat?
    • A. 

      2x4

    • B. 

      1x4

    • C. 

      Lauan

    • D. 

      Masonite

  • 21. 
    When painting on the stage it is okay to have your headphones in.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Climbing on the lift while it is in the air is not allowed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is not required when cutting a piece of wood?
    • A. 

      Take off loose jewel

    • B. 

      Wear safety glasses

    • C. 

      Wear gloves

    • D. 

      Measure twice

  • 24. 
     What is the backdrop used in a cycle play called?
    • A. 

      Cyc

    • B. 

      Mansion

    • C. 

      Skene

    • D. 

      Tiring house

  • 25. 
    Name the tool.
    • A. 

      Panel saw

    • B. 

      Compound miter saw

    • C. 

      Standing saw

    • D. 

      Table saw

  • 26. 
    Crickets are used in the background of a scene and the characters never mention it.  What type of sound is this?
    • A. 

      Motivated

    • B. 

      Environmental

    • C. 

      Reinforced

    • D. 

      Casual

  • 27. 
     What style is this design for The Glass Menagerie?
    • A. 

      Presentational

    • B. 

      Representational

    • C. 

      Sensational

    • D. 

      Realistic

  • 28. 
    Which design element seems to stand out the most in this photo?
    • A. 

      Shape

    • B. 

      Color

    • C. 

      Texture

    • D. 

      Mass

  • 29. 
    What style of design is this set for Fences?
    • A. 

      Presentational

    • B. 

      Representational

    • C. 

      Sensational

    • D. 

      Casual

  • 30. 
    This theatre is considered the birthplace of theatre.  What is its official name?
    • A. 

      Teatro Olimipico

    • B. 

      Teatro Farnese

    • C. 

      Theatre of Pompey

    • D. 

      Theatre of Dionysus

  • 31. 
    The waves crashing against the door at the end of Titanic would be considering motivated sounds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    By having a large bookcase upstage in a production of Beauty and the Beast, the scenic designer has provided a strong ________________.
    • A. 

      Set balance

    • B. 

      Central metaphor

    • C. 

      Artistic choice

    • D. 

      Thought provoker

  • 33. 
    What is the name of the building upstage on an Elizabethan stage where actors can rest between scenes and enter from multiple doorways?
    • A. 

      Tiring house

    • B. 

      Green room

    • C. 

      Skene

    • D. 

      Resting room

  • 34. 
    Which is primary objective of a designer?
    • A. 

      Create mood

    • B. 

      Provide central metaphor

    • C. 

      Tell a story

    • D. 

      Solve practical issues

  • 35. 
    Which of the following are NOT things clothing may suggest about the wearer?
    • A. 

      Occasion

    • B. 

      Level of independence

    • C. 

      Flamboyance

    • D. 

      Occupation

    • E. 

      Ethnicity

  • 36. 
    Throwing a ball in the theatre is perfectly fine during class or work call as long as no one is in your way.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    The painting is an example of which type of texture?
    • A. 

      Tactile

    • B. 

      Non-tactile

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Overdone

  • 38. 
     Name the tool.
    • A. 

      Framing square

    • B. 

      T square

    • C. 

      Speed square

    • D. 

      Boomerang square

  • 39. 
    Using numerous filing cabinets in a set design for 9 to 5 would incorporate which designer element?
    • A. 

      Texture

    • B. 

      Mass

    • C. 

      Shape

    • D. 

      Scale

  • 40. 
     This drawing is an example of which type of texture?
    • A. 

      Tactile

    • B. 

      Non-tactile

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Either

  • 41. 
      This painting provides a strong example of using __________.
    • A. 

      Texture

    • B. 

      Mass

    • C. 

      Composition

    • D. 

      Line

  • 42. 
    Determining which shade of grey would be best for stones in A Midsummer Night's Dream would be which type of issue?
    • A. 

      Aesthetic

    • B. 

      Practical

  • 43. 
    Deciding whether or not you can afford to have the water onstage for A Lonely Impulse of Delight is an example of which type of issue?
    • A. 

      Aesthetic

    • B. 

      Practical

  • 44. 
    Which element of design is already evident or clearly incorporated in the process of Midsummer?
    • A. 

      Scale

    • B. 

      Texture

    • C. 

      Composition

    • D. 

      Shape

  • 45. 
     Name the tool.
    • A. 

      Twist clamp

    • B. 

      U Clamp

    • C. 

      C clamp

    • D. 

      Real clamp

  • 46. 
     The following piece of equipment is used when doing which of the following.
    • A. 

      Cutting masonite

    • B. 

      Using spray paint

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 47. 
      These set pieces (picture on the sides of the stage) are 3 sided to created different backgrounds and derived from ancient Greek design.
    • A. 

      Skene

    • B. 

      Ekkyklema

    • C. 

      Periaktoi

    • D. 

      Parados

  • 48. 
    Who helps the technical director manage the build of a set?
    • A. 

      Director

    • B. 

      Welder

    • C. 

      Master carpenter

    • D. 

      Production manager

  • 49. 
    Who helps the lighting designer hang and focus lights?
    • A. 

      Technical director

    • B. 

      Master electrician

    • C. 

      Design assistant

    • D. 

      Hanger

  • 50. 
    Which clothing item was the primary garment worn in ancient Greece?
    • A. 

      Chiton

    • B. 

      Toga

    • C. 

      Robe

    • D. 

      Sandals

  • 51. 
    What did Greek and Roman theatres have in common?
    • A. 

      Raked seating

    • B. 

      Cooling system

    • C. 

      Small orchestra

    • D. 

      Fancy backgrounds

  • 52. 
    Which type of stage is good for both spectacle and realism?
    • A. 

      Thrust

    • B. 

      Found

    • C. 

      Arena

    • D. 

      Proscenium

  • 53. 
    What type of deck is higher in back than in the front?
    • A. 

      Reached

    • B. 

      Raked

    • C. 

      Propped

    • D. 

      Slip

  • 54. 
    Which type of lumber is used to dampen sound of walking on a platform?
    • A. 

      Masonite

    • B. 

      Lauan

    • C. 

      Plywood

    • D. 

      2x4

  • 55. 
    Which of the following is okay in the theatre?
    • A. 

      Horseplay

    • B. 

      Pretend fighting with tools

    • C. 

      Never saying a word when working with tools

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 56. 
    The large curtain that provides a backdrop upstage is called the ______________.
    • A. 

      Traveler

    • B. 

      Curtain

    • C. 

      Cyclorama

    • D. 

      Muslin

  • 57. 
    Who created the pole-and-chariot system in Italy?
    • A. 

      Leonardo da Vinci

    • B. 

      Sebastiano Serlio

    • C. 

      Michaelangelo

    • D. 

      Giacomo Torelli

  • 58. 
    __________________ is the quality of light that deals with brightness or dimness. 
  • 59. 
    In what year was gaslight introduced for the theatre?
    • A. 

      1879

    • B. 

      1803

    • C. 

      1873

    • D. 

      1902