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  • 1. 

    Mechanical drawing of the scenic design from above. A blue print is called?

    • A.

      Ground Plan

    • B.

      Rendering

    • C.

      Model

    • D.

      Technical Lighting

    • E.

      Lime Lighting

    Correct Answer
    A. Ground Plan
    Explanation
    A ground plan is a type of mechanical drawing that shows the layout of a scenic design from an overhead perspective. It provides a detailed representation of the location and arrangement of all elements on the stage, including set pieces, props, and furniture. A ground plan is an essential tool for set designers, directors, and technicians to visualize and communicate the design concept effectively. It helps in determining the placement of actors, blocking, and overall spatial relationships within the performance space. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "Ground Plan."

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  • 2. 

    A forced perspective drawing in color of what a scenic design looks like under light, good for mood is called?

    • A.

      Ground Plan

    • B.

      Rendering

    • C.

      Model

    • D.

      Technical Lighting

    • E.

      Lime light

    Correct Answer
    B. Rendering
    Explanation
    A forced perspective drawing in color of what a scenic design looks like under light, good for mood is called "Rendering". Rendering is the process of creating a visual representation or drawing of a design, often using color and shading techniques, to show how it would appear in real life under specific lighting conditions. It helps to convey the mood and atmosphere of the design to the audience or clients.

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  • 3. 

    A mechanically 3-d mock of scenic design in scale ½ = 1’0’’ t his called?

    • A.

      Ground Plan

    • B.

      Rendering

    • C.

      Model

    • D.

      Technical Lighting

    • E.

      Lime Light

    Correct Answer
    C. Model
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Model". In scenic design, a model is a three-dimensional mock-up of the set design in a smaller scale. It allows designers to visualize and plan the set before it is built. The scale mentioned in the question, 1/2 = 1'0'', indicates that the model is half the size of the actual set.

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  • 4. 

    Actual mechanical drawings that shop carpenters use to construct the set from/instructions are called?

    • A.

      Ground Plan

    • B.

      Rendering

    • C.

      Model

    • D.

      Technical Lighting

    • E.

      Lime-Light

    Correct Answer
    D. Technical Lighting
  • 5. 

    Created by passing an electrical current through quick lime which burned in bright unstable light is called?

    • A.

      Ground Plan

    • B.

      Rendering

    • C.

      Model

    • D.

      Technical Lighting

    • E.

      Lime Light

    Correct Answer
    E. Lime Light
    Explanation
    Lime light is created by passing an electrical current through quick lime, which burns in a bright and unstable light. This process produces a strong and intense light source that was commonly used in theaters and photography in the past. The term "lime light" is derived from the use of quick lime in the production of this light.

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  • 6. 

    Who invented the incandescent light bulb in the 1600s?

    • A.

    • B.

      Thomas Edison

    • C.

      Einstein

    • D.

      Benjamin Franklin

    • E.

      None of them

    Correct Answer
    B. Thomas Edison
    Explanation
    Thomas Edison is credited with inventing the incandescent light bulb in the late 19th century, not the 1600s. This invention revolutionized the way we illuminate our world and is one of Edison's most well-known achievements. Einstein and Benjamin Franklin were both influential figures in their respective fields, but they did not invent the incandescent light bulb. Therefore, the correct answer is Thomas Edison.

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  • 7. 

    First of all light has _______ or _______. Controlled by an electronic deivce called a dimmer is called__________

    Correct Answer
    brightness and intensity
    Explanation
    Light can be described in terms of its brightness and intensity. The brightness refers to the overall perception of how light or dark something appears, while intensity refers to the amount of light energy emitted per unit of time. These two factors can be controlled using an electronic device called a dimmer, which allows for adjusting the brightness and intensity of the light source.

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  • 8. 

    ________ is a very powerful aspect of light. Theatre lights can be changed very easily.

    Correct Answer
    Color
    Explanation
    Color is a very powerful aspect of light because it has the ability to evoke emotions, create moods, and enhance visual experiences. In the context of theatre lights, color can be easily changed using various lighting techniques and equipment such as gels, filters, and LED lights. This allows for the creation of different atmospheres, settings, and visual effects, enhancing the overall theatrical experience for the audience.

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  • 9. 

    ___________A third quality of light is direction that is the way lights are placed on or near the stage so that illumination comes from a particular angle.

    Correct Answer
    Direction
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Direction," is correct because the passage states that direction is a quality of light that refers to the way lights are placed on or near the stage so that illumination comes from a particular angle. This suggests that direction plays a role in determining the angle and position from which the light illuminates the stage.

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  • 10. 

    _________ the form or shape of light is the fourth quality. It can be a single shaft of light, like a  night club spotlight.

    Correct Answer
    Form
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Form". In the context of the question, form refers to the physical appearance or shape of light. It can vary and take different forms, such as a single shaft of light, similar to a night club spotlight.

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  • 11. 

    Various types of dimmers, light can shift its focus from location o location and can also change from color to color____________-

    Correct Answer
    Movement
    Explanation
    The given answer "Movement" is the correct answer because it accurately describes the action of light shifting its focus from one location to another and changing from one color to another. Movement implies a change in position or location, which aligns with the idea of light shifting its focus. Additionally, movement can also refer to a change in appearance or characteristics, which relates to light changing from color to color. Therefore, "Movement" is the most suitable explanation for the given statement.

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  • 12. 

    Which is not an objective of lighting design?

    • A.

      Provide visibility

    • B.

      Help establish time and place

    • C.

      Help create mood

    • D.

      Reinforce the style of the production

    • E.

      All of them are

    Correct Answer
    E. All of them are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is all of them are. Lighting design aims to achieve all of these objectives - provide visibility, help establish time and place, help create mood, and reinforce the style of the production.

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  • 13. 

    Which is an element of lighting design?

    • A.

      Intensity

    • B.

      Color

    • C.

      Form

    • D.

      Movement

    • E.

      All of them are

    Correct Answer
    E. All of them are
    Explanation
    Lighting design encompasses various elements, including intensity, color, form, and movement. Intensity refers to the brightness or level of light, while color refers to the hue or shade of light. Form refers to the shape or structure of the lighting fixtures, and movement refers to the ability to change or adjust the position or direction of light. Therefore, all of these elements are essential components of lighting design.

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