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  • 1. 

    This person coordinates production scheduling and administrative/ logistic details of a multi-show theatrical season:

    • A.

      Technical Director

    • B.

      Production Manager

    • C.

      Assistant Stage Manager

    • D.

      Scenic Charge

    • E.

      Producer

    Correct Answer
    B. Production Manager
    Explanation
    A production manager is responsible for coordinating all aspects of a theatrical production, including production scheduling and administrative and logistic details. They work closely with the director, designers, and other production staff to ensure that all elements of the production come together smoothly. They oversee the budget, manage the production timeline, and coordinate with vendors and suppliers. In a multi-show theatrical season, the production manager would be responsible for coordinating the scheduling and logistics of each individual show, ensuring that all productions are executed efficiently and successfully.

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  • 2. 

    A thumbnail drawing is a drawing of:

    • A.

      An anatomical drawing

    • B.

      A drawing showing the plan of the set

    • C.

      Used for Scene Painting

    • D.

      A preliminary drawing of a set

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. A preliminary drawing of a set
    Explanation
    A thumbnail drawing is a preliminary drawing of a set. It is a small, rough sketch that gives a basic idea of the composition and layout of the set. It is usually done quickly and serves as a starting point for further development and refinement of the set design. Thumbnail drawings are commonly used in the field of scene painting to provide a visual representation of the set before it is fully realized.

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  • 3. 

    C.A.D. stands for:

    • A.

      Community Architectural Designs

    • B.

      Combination Accent Decision

    • C.

      Computer Aided Drafting

    • D.

      Computer Age Drawing

    • E.

      Complicated And Detrimental

    Correct Answer
    C. Computer Aided Drafting
    Explanation
    C.A.D. stands for Computer Aided Drafting. This term refers to the use of computer software to create and modify designs, especially in the field of architecture. It allows architects and designers to create accurate and detailed drawings, making the drafting process more efficient and precise.

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  • 4. 

    The term "P.A.R." stands for

    • A.

      Parabolic Aluminized Reflector

    • B.

      Parabolic Annodized Refraction

    • C.

      Point And Run

    • D.

      Particulate Arc Reflector

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Parabolic Aluminized Reflector
    Explanation
    The term "P.A.R." stands for "Parabolic Aluminized Reflector." This refers to a type of lighting fixture that uses a parabolic-shaped reflector coated with aluminum to direct and focus light. The aluminum coating helps to increase the reflectivity and efficiency of the fixture, allowing for a more concentrated and powerful beam of light.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these is not a part of a spotlight?

    • A.

      Boomerang

    • B.

      Trombone

    • C.

      Dowser

    • D.

      Bell

    • E.

      Chopper

    Correct Answer
    D. Bell
    Explanation
    A spotlight typically consists of a source of light that can be directed, a reflector to focus the light, and a lens to control the beam. The options "Boomerang," "Trombone," "Dowser," and "Chopper" do not have any relation to spotlights. However, a "Bell" is also not a part of a spotlight as it does not contribute to the functionality of producing and directing light.

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  • 6. 

    Phantom Power is used for

    • A.

      Channeling the theatre ghost

    • B.

      Boosting the signal power to a condenser mic

    • C.

      Boosting the signal power to a cardioid mic

    • D.

      None of these

    • E.

      All of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Boosting the signal power to a condenser mic
    Explanation
    Phantom Power is a method used to supply electrical power to condenser microphones. Condenser microphones require power to operate their internal circuitry, and Phantom Power provides this power through the microphone cable. It is not used for channeling theatre ghosts or boosting the signal power to a cardioid mic. Therefore, the correct answer is boosting the signal power to a condenser mic.

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  • 7. 

    A "cutting table" is used in:

    • A.

      The Scene Shop

    • B.

      The Prop Shop

    • C.

      The Costume Shop

    • D.

      Cutting Gels

    • E.

      Editing Scripts

    Correct Answer
    C. The Costume Shop
    Explanation
    A "cutting table" is used in The Costume Shop. This is where costume designers and technicians work on cutting and altering fabrics to create costumes for theatrical productions. The cutting table provides a large, flat surface for laying out fabrics and patterns, allowing for precise cutting and measuring. It is an essential tool in the costume-making process, ensuring that costumes are tailored and fitted correctly to the actors.

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  • 8. 

    Millinery refers to

    • A.

      The art of making gloves

    • B.

      The art of making shoes

    • C.

      The art of making wristwatches

    • D.

      The art of making ascots

    • E.

      The art of making hats

    Correct Answer
    E. The art of making hats
    Explanation
    Millinery refers to the art of making hats. This involves designing and creating various types of headwear using different materials and techniques. Milliners are skilled artisans who specialize in hat-making, creating unique and stylish pieces for fashion, special occasions, or everyday wear. They use their creativity and expertise to shape, trim, and decorate hats to suit individual preferences and current fashion trends. Millinery is an important aspect of the fashion industry, contributing to the overall style and aesthetics of an outfit.

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  • 9. 

    This is the central information location for any given theatrical production

    • A.

      The Callboard

    • B.

      The Stage door

    • C.

      The Greenroom

    • D.

      The Dressing Rooms

    • E.

      Backstage Left

    Correct Answer
    A. The Callboard
    Explanation
    The callboard is the central information location for any given theatrical production. It is where important notices, schedules, and other relevant information are posted for the cast and crew to see. This is where they can find updates on rehearsal times, performance dates, and any changes or announcements related to the production. The callboard serves as a communication hub and helps to keep everyone involved in the production informed and organized.

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  • 10. 

    Half-Hour is:

    • A.

      A coffee break

    • B.

      30 minutes before the curtain opens

    • C.

      30 minutes before the show is finished

    • D.

      The length of an Actor's Equity meal break

    • E.

      A really long intermission

    Correct Answer
    B. 30 minutes before the curtain opens
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 30 minutes before the curtain opens. This means that half an hour before the start of a performance or show, there is a break or a period of time for preparation before the show begins.

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