Theatre Questions: Ultimate Exam! Trivia Quiz

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Theatre Questions: Ultimate Exam! Trivia Quiz

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  • 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. 
    _____ is any action, exluding blocking, to help make a scene more realistic (eating, cleaning, ironing, putting on makeup...).
    • 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