Ultimate Theatre History Quiz! Trivia

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Ultimate Theatre History Quiz! Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Bharata Muni is:
    • A. 

      The author of Natyasastra

    • B. 

      One of the stages of enlightenment

    • C. 

      A tasty dish with chicken

    • D. 

      A play about a secret marriage

  • 2. 
    This group, which sang and danced as well as recited, was an integral and unique feature of Greek drama.
    • A. 

      The Poetics

    • B. 

      The Cyclops

    • C. 

      The Chorus

    • D. 

      Thespis

  • 3. 
    This playwright was the second most popular playwright in the English Renaissance.
    • A. 

      William Shakespeare

    • B. 

      Christopher Marlowe

    • C. 

      George Bernard Shaw

    • D. 

      Ben Johnson

  • 4. 
    Scenery was very important in the Elizabethan theater.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The idea of decorum means which of the following?
    • A. 

      All drama must be true to life.

    • B. 

      All drama must follow the climactic format.

    • C. 

      Characters should behave in ways based on their age, profession, gender, and rank.

    • D. 

      Dramatic action within a play should not exceed 24 hours.

  • 6. 
    The Italian innovation of creating the illusion of visual realism where scenery becomes smaller the farther away it gets.
    • A. 

      Angled wings

    • B. 

      Painted shutters

    • C. 

      Lighting and shadows

    • D. 

      Perspective

  • 7. 
    Commedia dell'arte is best known for its:
    • A. 

      Poignant material

    • B. 

      Stock characters

    • C. 

      The most popular theatre company in Rome

    • D. 

      Use of bright colors

  • 8. 
    Autos sacramentales were most similar to:
    • A. 

      Greek tragedies

    • B. 

      Commedia dell'arte

    • C. 

      Morality and mystery plays

    • D. 

      Roman comedies

  • 9. 
    The purpose of the French Academy was:
    • A. 

      To critique literature and art according to the neoclassical rules

    • B. 

      A source for directors to conduct dramaturgical research

    • C. 

      To govern public theater houses in France

    • D. 

      To educate young French children in the arts

  • 10. 
    This festival became the most important for theater in Athens, Greece.
    • A. 

      Mechane

    • B. 

      City Dionysia

    • C. 

      Aeschylus

    • D. 

      Theatron

  • 11. 
    Zeami Motokiyo is to Teachings on Style and the Flower as:
    • A. 

      Bhrata Muni is to Natyasastra

    • B. 

      William Shakespeare is to Faust

    • C. 

      Sophocles is to The Poetics

    • D. 

      Britney Spears is to K-Fed

  • 12. 
    Which style of theater is most connected to dance?
    • A. 

      Greek tragedy

    • B. 

      English Renaissance

    • C. 

      Kabuki

    • D. 

      Liturgical drama

  • 13. 
    Which time period was most known for using theater as popular entertainment?
    • A. 

      Sanskrit drama

    • B. 

      Ancient Rome

    • C. 

      Elizabethan drama

    • D. 

      French Neoclassic

  • 14. 
    Which philosopher influenced Ancient Chinese theater the most?
    • A. 

      Confuscius

    • B. 

      Buddha

    • C. 

      William Shakespeare

    • D. 

      K-Fed

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