Theatre History Basics! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Who was Thespis?
    • A. 

      A Roman

    • B. 

      A student of Aristotle

    • C. 

      The first actor.

    • D. 

      A made up person.

  • 2. 
    What were Mystery plays about?
  • 3. 
    What is this a picture of?
    • A. 

      A hanging

    • B. 

      An amphitheater

    • C. 

      A puppet show

    • D. 

      A pageant wagon

  • 4. 
    Who was Dionysus?
    • A. 

      The god of wine, revelry and fertility

    • B. 

      The god of war

    • C. 

      The god of love

    • D. 

      The god of the sun

  • 5. 
    Name two playwrights from the Renaissance period.
  • 6. 
    What type of scripts did Commedia del Arte use?
    • A. 

      Full 5 act long scripts.

    • B. 

      They only used general guidelines.

    • C. 

      None at all, they made it up as they went (completely)

    • D. 

      What is a script?

  • 7. 
    What type of stage is this?
  • 8. 
    What type of play is a Miracle play?
    • A. 

      Bible stories

    • B. 

      About right and wrong

    • C. 

      About the saints

    • D. 

      About miracles

  • 9. 
    What was a popular sport played by the nobility during the Renaissance period?
    • A. 

      Football

    • B. 

      Tomato tossing

    • C. 

      Jousting

    • D. 

      Pie eating contests

  • 10. 
    Who outlawed theatre at the end of the Roman era?
  • 11. 
    What time period is this style of stage from?
    • A. 

      Greek

    • B. 

      Roman

    • C. 

      Medieval

    • D. 

      Renaissance

  • 12. 
    What festival did the Greeks hold each year to honor Dionysus? This festival became the birthplace of theatre.
    • A. 

      City Athenia

    • B. 

      Greek Festival

    • C. 

      Dionysus's Festival

    • D. 

      City Dionysia

  • 13. 
    Who was in charge during the Medieval period?
  • 14. 
    During the Medieval period, there were three levels of class. Which level did the serfs belong to?
  • 15. 
    What was the play Medea about?
    • A. 

      Medea rescued Jason from drowning.

    • B. 

      Medea got her family together for a barbeque.

    • C. 

      Medea's husband Jason left her for another woman and Medea killed her children.

    • D. 

      Medea and Antigone go out to tea.

  • 16. 
    What is the 4th wall?
  • 17. 
    Which direction is upstage?
    • A. 

      Toward the audience

    • B. 

      To the left of the stage

    • C. 

      To the right of the stage

    • D. 

      Toward the back of the stage

  • 18. 
    What is a character's objective?
    • A. 

      What he/she wants to achieve

    • B. 

      What he/she does to someone else

    • C. 

      The main topic of the day

  • 19. 
    Who stood and watched plays in the Elizabethan period?
    • A. 

      Nobility

    • B. 

      The Queen

    • C. 

      The Groundlings

    • D. 

      The children

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