Year 9 Dramatic Terms Quiz

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Year 9 Dramatic Terms Quiz

To all the drama lovers out there who indulge in plays and books for both the old and young audience take this quiz. It is specifically designed to help you find out how much you gained in class during the previous semester.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A play is split up into several different parts. Each part is called....(type your answer in the box below)
  • 2. 
    A FREEZE FRAME is....
    • A. 

      When your mum put a picture frame in the freezer

    • B. 

      A magnetic frame that goes on the outside of the freezer

    • C. 

      When the actors freeze in their position so that the image on stage is like a 3D photograph

    • D. 

      When the actors act like it is really cold by shivering and chattering their teeth

  • 3. 
    In drama, when we talk about the PITCH of your voice, it refers to...
    • A. 

      How loudly or quietly something an actor or actress speaks

    • B. 

      The speed with which an actor or actress speaks

    • C. 

      The actions that the actor or actress uses when speaking

    • D. 

      Is whether we use our voice in high or low notes

  • 4. 
    A TABLEAUX is a word that also refers to ....
    • A. 

      A table as part of the stage set

    • B. 

      A freeze frame

    • C. 

      The area otherwise known as stage left

    • D. 

      Something that happens in Greek theatre

  • 5. 
    Drama is like Maths because actors/actresses need to remember to ....
    • A. 

      Hold a 45 degree angle position to the audience and other actors

    • B. 

      Use a protractor to measure their distance apart on stage

    • C. 

      A piece of pie equals 3.14

    • D. 

      Trigonometry is the essence of all acting

  • 6. 
    It is important for the audience to be able to see the actor/actress' faces so that they can interpret...
    • A. 

      The actor/actress' hairstyle

    • B. 

      Body language

    • C. 

      Facial expressions

    • D. 

      The colour of their eyes

  • 7. 
    FACIAL EXPRESSIONS tell the audience...
    • A. 

      What mood the actor is showing

    • B. 

      That the actor/actress is wearing make-up

    • C. 

      What the actor/actress is going to do next

    • D. 

      What actions the actor/actress is doing

  • 8. 
    A story that is played out on stage is called....
    • A. 

      A fairytale

    • B. 

      A gossip show

    • C. 

      A play

    • D. 

      One level of a high rise building

  • 9. 
    When improvising, if one actor/actress asks another actor/actress a question, it is called...
    • A. 

      An offer

    • B. 

      A block

    • C. 

      Extending

    • D. 

      Accepting

  • 10. 
    MOOD is something that ...
    • A. 

      Is nothing to do with drama at all

    • B. 

      Actors and actresses try to create for their audience

    • C. 

      Is a type of special stone that changes colour with how you are feeling

    • D. 

      Grumpy people have a lot

  • 11. 
    It's important for a play to include TENSION so that ...
    • A. 

      Actors and actresses must show this in their muscles on stage

    • B. 

      There is a tightrope on the stage set

    • C. 

      The action on stage goes on longer than expected

    • D. 

      There is something interesting so that audience does not get bored

  • 12. 
    IMPROVISATION is
    • A. 

      When actors/actresses create something dramatic without rehearsal

    • B. 

      A type of stage arrangement

    • C. 

      A particular type of play that uses a script

    • D. 

      A play that shows sporting events

  • 13. 
    As the audience anticipates certain outcomes in the plot...(finish the sentence)
    • A. 

      The stage set gets higher

    • B. 

      They laugh uncontrollably

    • C. 

      They want to join in and act themselves

    • D. 

      Tension builds up

  • 14. 
    If an actor/actress is improvising and they add something new to the action, it is called ...
    • A. 

      Blocking

    • B. 

      Accepting

    • C. 

      Extending

    • D. 

      Offering

  • 15. 
    When you take on a part in a play, you are taking on a....
    • A. 

      Wig

    • B. 

      Role

    • C. 

      Mask

    • D. 

      Roll

  • 16. 
    MIME is when....
    • A. 

      The costume that you have chosen to be yours

    • B. 

      Like MINE but one letter is changed for drama only

    • C. 

      You act without use of body language

    • D. 

      You act without your voice

  • 17. 
    BODY LANGUAGE is
    • A. 

      The way an actor uses their body to convey meaning to the audience

    • B. 

      When you are inspired to add something new to your play

    • C. 

      When you act a foreign character like a Russian Teacher

    • D. 

      If you use a freeze frame on stage

  • 18. 
    If, when acting, you are told to improve your posture and gesture, you will need to look at ....
    • A. 

      The way you use your voice

    • B. 

      Your use of the stage space

    • C. 

      The interaction between the actors

    • D. 

      Your body language

  • 19. 
    When a director tells you to work on your VOLUME, they mean....
    • A. 

      How loudly or quietly you are speaking on stage

    • B. 

      That you should act the role of a bigger person

    • C. 

      That you need to puff out your cheeks to make them fatter

    • D. 

      That you should use a bigger space for the acting area

  • 20. 
    When you take on a ROLE in a play, you are using your body language, voice and movement to create...
    • A. 

      A sandwich

    • B. 

      A character

    • C. 

      A monster

    • D. 

      An action

  • 21. 
    The events that happen on stage are sometimes called....
    • A. 

      The movement

    • B. 

      The trick

    • C. 

      The improvisation

    • D. 

      The action

  • 22. 
    One trick that actors use to help the audience to look at a particular thing that is happening on stage, is when they all look at the same point. In this way, the audience knows to look at what is happening in that space. This is professionally called...
    • A. 

      Direction

    • B. 

      Focus

    • C. 

      Tension

    • D. 

      Pace

  • 23. 
    When improvising, one of these actions has a negative effect, which one...
    • A. 

      Blocking

    • B. 

      Extending

    • C. 

      Accepting

    • D. 

      Offering

  • 24. 
    If one actor says "Hey let's go for a swim?" and the second actor says "Okay, I'll race you." - the second actor is...
    • A. 

      Blocking and offering

    • B. 

      Accepting and blocking

    • C. 

      Accepting and extending

    • D. 

      Offering and extending

  • 25. 
    PACE refers to ...
    • A. 

      How quickly or slowly something is said

    • B. 

      The amount of space you use up on stage

    • C. 

      A particular facial expression to engage the audience

    • D. 

      When actors do something face to face

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