Theatre 7/8 End Of Course Exam

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Theatre 7/8 End Of Course Exam

This exam will test your learned knowledge of theatre 7/8 at the end of the school year.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    _____ is the person responsible for the direction of the actors in a play, that is, the one who determines such matters as the tempo, interpretation, and the blocking of the actors.
    • A. 

      Stage Manager

    • B. 

      House Manager

    • C. 

      Director

    • D. 

      Producer

  • 2. 
    ______ is the person who designs the scenery.
    • A. 

      Set Designer

    • B. 

      Grip

    • C. 

      House Manager

    • D. 

      Producer

  • 3. 
    The _____ is prepared to take over an important role should the actor playing the role miss a performance.
    • A. 

      Dresser

    • B. 

      Director

    • C. 

      Understudy

    • D. 

      Producer

  • 4. 
    ______ is a smaller division of an act or of the play itself (____ - Act - Play). 
    • A. 

      Play

    • B. 

      Act

    • C. 

      Scene

    • D. 

      Set

  • 5. 
    _______ is the goal a character has in a particular scene or play; the need or want; the intention.
    • A. 

      Business

    • B. 

      Subplot

    • C. 

      Role

    • D. 

      Objective

  • 6. 
    _____ is the area between the front edge of the stage and the first row of audience seats where the orchestra can play music during a musical.
    • A. 

      Apron

    • B. 

      Pit

    • C. 

      Proscenium

    • D. 

      Wing

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Business

    • B. 

      Objective

    • C. 

      Pace

    • D. 

      Blocking

  • 8. 
    ____ is the person an actor plays in a show. Another term for character, as in, "What ____ are you auditioning for?"
    • A. 

      Conflict

    • B. 

      Intention

    • C. 

      Ham

    • D. 

      Role

  • 9. 
    ____ is the created surroundings in which the action of a play takes place.
    • A. 

      Set

    • B. 

      Props

    • C. 

      Conflict

    • D. 

      Character

  • 10. 
    _____ is the character or situation in a play that creates conflict (what gets in the way of the objective of the protagonist).
    • A. 

      Intention

    • B. 

      Scenery

    • C. 

      Obstacle

    • D. 

      Denouement

  • 11. 
    Greek theatre has its beginnings in religous ceremonies to the god ______ (the god of wine and fertility).
    • A. 

      Zeus

    • B. 

      Apollo

    • C. 

      Ra

    • D. 

      Dionysus

  • 12. 
    The ________ style stage is the most popular and has an audience on one side, a pit, an apron, and a main drape.
    • A. 

      Proscenium

    • B. 

      Arena

    • C. 

      Thrust

    • D. 

      Black box

  • 13. 
    The Romans were the first to use a front _________.
    • A. 

      Apron

    • B. 

      Curtain

    • C. 

      Pit

    • D. 

      Stage

  • 14. 
    A group of two or more actors who hold scripts and act out a scene or piece of literature with a limited range of movement are performing ____________________.
    • A. 

      Oral reading

    • B. 

      Cold reading

    • C. 

      Audition scenes

    • D. 

      Reader's theatre

  • 15. 
    "Please _________, Jane. I cannot hear you at the back of the auditiorium."
    • A. 

      Protagonist

    • B. 

      Project

    • C. 

      Proscenium

    • D. 

      Protrude

  • 16. 
    I can't wait to go to the ______ tonight and see the play!
    • A. 

      Theater

    • B. 

      Theeter

    • C. 

      Theatre

    • D. 

      Theetre

  • 17. 
    "No, don't say that line to the other character's on stage," the director instructed. "It's a(n) ______. It should be said directly out to the audience as if you're sharing a secret or revealing a thought to them."
    • A. 

      Aside

    • B. 

      Improvisation

    • C. 

      Ad-lib

    • D. 

      Cue

  • 18. 
    "Please get with a partner. The two of you will need to find a(n) _____ scene to perform for contest."   A scene for 2 actors.
    • A. 

      Trio

    • B. 

      Duet

    • C. 

      Ensemble

    • D. 

      Quartet

  • 19. 
    This is a(n) ______ play. All the characters have equal sized roles and stage time. Also a term that means a scene for three or more people.
    • A. 

      Acting

    • B. 

      Actor proof

    • C. 

      Ensemble

    • D. 

      Mystery

  • 20. 
    I made a ______ backstage for easy access to all the show's props.
    • A. 

      Prop cue

    • B. 

      Prop list

    • C. 

      Prop table

    • D. 

      Prop map

  • 21. 
    "While you are waiting your turn to audition, please wait in the ____ room; the actor's lounge."
    • A. 

      Yellow

    • B. 

      Blue

    • C. 

      Pink

    • D. 

      Green

  • 22. 
    "Be sure to check the _______ for important information about auditions and rehearsal times."
    • A. 

      Callboard

    • B. 

      Posters

    • C. 

      Register

    • D. 

      Calendar

  • 23. 
    "After Friday's performance, I'll need everyone to stay and _____ the show so that the stage can offstage areas are clear for school on Monday." To take down and put away all aspects of a production.
    • A. 

      Strike

    • B. 

      Take down

    • C. 

      Clear

    • D. 

      Distress

  • 24. 
    ____ is acting out a story without the use of words or props.
    • A. 

      Improvisation

    • B. 

      Commedia dell'arte

    • C. 

      Pantomime

    • D. 

      Oral Reading

  • 25. 
    _____ is the Greek person who is credited with being the first actor.
    • A. 

      Dionysus

    • B. 

      Euripedes

    • C. 

      Thespis

    • D. 

      Shakespeare

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      Dress rehearsal - blocking rehearsal - tech rehearsal

    • B. 

      Tech rehearsal - dress rehearsal - blocking rehearsal

    • C. 

      Blocking rehearsal - tech rehearsal - dress rehearsal

    • D. 

      Blocking rehearsal - dress rehearsal - tech rehearsal

  • 27. 
    What is considered to be the United States' version of London's West End theatre district?
    • A. 

      Chicago

    • B. 

      Times Square

    • C. 

      Hollywood Boulevard

    • D. 

      Broadway

  • 28. 
    In the early 1400's, the Japanese performed a very stylized and graceful form of theatre called ______ Theatre, in which the actors always wore masks.
    • A. 

      Kabuki

    • B. 

      Bunraku

    • C. 

      Noh

    • D. 

      Hanamichi

  • 29. 
    _____ is the musical tone of your voice, how low or high you speak on a musical scale.
    • A. 

      Tone

    • B. 

      Quality

    • C. 

      Pitch

    • D. 

      Inflection

  • 30. 
    _____ is the acting out of a scene or skit with little or no preparation.
    • A. 

      Improvisation

    • B. 

      Pantomime

    • C. 

      Ad-lib

    • D. 

      Oral Reading

  • 31. 
    A GOBO is used ____________________.
    • A. 

      To change your vocal quality when using a microphone.

    • B. 

      To put in front of a lighting instrument to project an image.

    • C. 

      To color a beam of light.

    • D. 

      To arrange an elaborate hair style.

  • 32. 
    The use of ____ means you are changing your pitch, volume, and pace while you speak.  The opposite of speaking in a monotone, robotic voice.
    • A. 

      Tone

    • B. 

      Quality

    • C. 

      Pitch

    • D. 

      Inflection

  • 33. 
    You _____ character when you say or do something that is inconsistent with the role you (and/or the playwright/director) has created.
    • A. 

      Break

    • B. 

      Create

    • C. 

      Ruin

    • D. 

      Improv

  • 34. 
    A _______ is a special light instrument that is used to put a very strong, bright beam of light on a specific person/s to focus the audience's attention (very often used during musicals to point out the soloists).
    • A. 

      GOBO

    • B. 

      Parcan

    • C. 

      Scoop

    • D. 

      Spot Light

  • 35. 
    ______ is a long speech delivered by one character (others may be on stage at the time, or not).
    • A. 

      Monologue

    • B. 

      Dialogue

    • C. 

      Duet

    • D. 

      Soliloquy

  • 36. 
    _______ is a long speech delivered by one character alone on stage revealing his or her innermost thoughts.  Shakespeare made use of this type of speech often in his plays.
    • A. 

      Monologue

    • B. 

      Dialogue

    • C. 

      Duet

    • D. 

      Soliloquy

  • 37. 
    The ______ is the main character in a story that the audience idenifies with.
    • A. 

      Role

    • B. 

      Protagonist

    • C. 

      Antagonist

    • D. 

      Character

  • 38. 
    Stage directions (stage right and left) are decided based on the _____'s point of view.
    • A. 

      Actor

    • B. 

      Director

    • C. 

      Audience

    • D. 

      Producer

  • 39. 
    Typically when you gesture on stage, you should use your _____ hand.
    • A. 

      Upstage

    • B. 

      Downstage

    • C. 

      Right

    • D. 

      Left

  • 40. 
    In order to create meaningful and interesting stage pictures, you should consider all of the following, EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Levels

    • B. 

      Dimension

    • C. 

      Focus

    • D. 

      Projection

  • 41. 
    A _____ rehearsal is one in which the actors perform the show from beginning to end without stopping for mistakes.
    • A. 

      Blocking

    • B. 

      Reading

    • C. 

      Run through

    • D. 

      Tech

  • 42. 
    The ______ is a committee of technicians who work behind the scenes of a show doing the props, costumes, scenery, etc.
    • A. 

      Cast

    • B. 

      Designers

    • C. 

      Crew

    • D. 

      Grip

  • 43. 
    The ______ is at the end of a performance when the actors come onstage to acknowledge their appreciation of the audience and to take a bow.
    • A. 

      Denouement

    • B. 

      Curtain call

    • C. 

      Applause

    • D. 

      Final curtain

  • 44. 
    ______ is the reading aloud of a piece of literature by one person to convey an author's message to an audience with a script in hand and limited movement.
    • A. 

      Oral Reading

    • B. 

      Monologue

    • C. 

      Audition

    • D. 

      Reader's Theatre

  • 45. 
    Most directors have ____________, or tryouts, for actors to show their talent and their ability to play a role for a show.
    • A. 

      Evaluations

    • B. 

      Tryouts

    • C. 

      Auditions

    • D. 

      Meetings