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    Master Pierre Pathelin   1.In Master Pierre Pathelin, Pierre's profession is: A.merchant B.carpenter C.lawyer D.we are not told his profession E.he has no job but lives only by his wits and cunning   2.The title character in Master Pierre Pathelin is one of the prevailing stock characters  in  world theater called the: A.witty fool B.con artist C.trickster D.unscrupulous lawyer E.country bumpkin   3.Master Pierre Pathelin.
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  TRUE/FALSE 6.The double plot, like that of Brothers,  is a trademark of the comedies of Terence. 7.In Brothers, Micio is Cestipho’s father. 8.While we refer to Terence as a Roman playwright, he was in reality a Carthaginian and thereby the first playwright of note from the African continent. 9.Brothers ends with a typical convention.
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  TRUE/FALSE 6.In Sakuntala, the lost ring is found in the belly of a fish. 7.Sakuntala begins with King Duhsanta hunting the sacred tiger. 8.Kanva is a sacred hermit and foster-father to Sakuntala in the play Sakuntala. 9.In Act Six of Sakuntala,  King Duhsanta undergoes a symbolic death as he loses    consciousness when overcome by.
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  Prometheus Bound 1.In Prometheus Bound, which character laments: “ I'm frightened when I see the shape of Argos,/ Argos the Herdsman with ten thousand eyes./ He stalks me with his crafty eyes.” A.Prometheus B.Oceanus C.Io D.Hermes E.Hephaestus 2.The chorus in Prometheus Bound is composed of: A.the Erinyes of Zeus B.the Daughters of Oceanus C.Might and his Keepers D.birds of Prey E.the are simply.
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  TRUE/FALSE 16.While theater is produced by numerous artists including playwrights, directors, and    designer, the actor is the oldest and most indispensable of the artists involved. 17.Many Asian theater traditions, including the essentially external style of their acting,    have been incorporated into the training programs of American acting  schools and    training programs. 18.External based.
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  Life’s a Dream 1.In Act 2 of Life’s a Dream, Sigismund fails his first test of kingship when he: A.berates his father for holding him in chains in the mountain cave B.declares war on the Duke of Moscovy C.throws a soldier through a window and kills him D.dismisses Clotaldo in anger and loses a valuable.
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  18. Which of the following terms is applicable to a situation such as a peasant jumping to the upper class? a. Thematic reorder b. Reversal c. Crisis d. None of the above 19. Which of the following is a theatre form in which the audience totally surrounds the playing area? a. Arena form b. Thrust form c. Proscenium.
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  29.The indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica developed theatrical rituals and ceremonies in   honor of their gods. 30.The Rabinal Achi of the Maya remains the single extant dramatic work from the   Mesoamerican culture. 31.While the Aztecs developed a number of dramatic modes, none of them could rightly   be described as having been spectacular rituals. 32.Sor.
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  Lysistrata 1.The lengthy discussion in which Lysistrata and the Athenian Commissioner debate the  merits of the play's "happy  idea" is known as the: A.parabisis B.komos C.stasimon D.agon E.antistrophe 2.The representative of the Spartan women in Lysistrata is named: A.Kalonike B.Myrrhina C.Cinesias D.Boatia E.Lampito 3.In Lysistrata, which character speaks the following lines: “Do you really think that with  wools and skeins and just being.
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  Autumn in the Palace of Han 1.In Autumn in the Palace of Han which character describes himself as “a man of a hawk's  heart and a vulture's claw;” and boasts that his “business is swindling the great and oppressing the poor through flattery, cunning, treachery, and greed.” A.Emperor Huhanya B.Mao Yen-Shou, the counselor C.Wu-Lu Ch'umg-tsung,.
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  The Divine Narcissus 1.In The Divine Narcissus, the character Music: A.Introduces and sets the play in motion B.Battles with Occident C.Battles with Religion D.Battles the Guards E.Sings throughout the duration of the play 2.The character, America, in The Divine Narcissus: A.Narrates the play B.Rejects European traditions C.Battles Religion D.Enters dressed as an eagle E.None of the Above 3.Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz,.
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  TRUE/FALSE 19.Medieval dramatists freely used historical anachronisms (especially in speech, dress,   and manners) to make the lessons of the plays accessible to their audiences. 20.While the liturgical and secular plays of the Middle Ages may have developed almost   simultaneously, each had its own exclusive style of stages and spaces for performances. 21.Popular entertainments,.
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  TRUE/FALSE 6.In Tagore's philosophy, "the All" is found in Nature. 7.Tagore, the author of The Post Office, was the first dramatist from India to be awarded the   Pulitzer Prize. 8.Virtually all of the characters in The Post Office are symbols that transcend their temporal   reality. 9.The Post Office shows no influence of the classical.
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  Kanjincho 1.The English title of Kanjincho refers to: A.a scroll Benkei reads that commands true believers to contribute to the building of a new temple B.Togashi's list of traitors whom he must seek out C.the list of warriors, like Benkei, who have served their lords well D.Prince Yoshiture's roster of men--including Togashi-- who have threatened.
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  The Apple Tree 1.To escape from the apple tree, the Devil promises Open Heart: A.that he will never tempt him to sin again B.eternal life C.a “get out of hell” pass D.wealth and material goods E.all of the above 2.The character in The Apple Tree that is most associated with the archetypal Trickster is: A.Death B.The Devil C.Insatiable D.Open Heart E.None of.
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  Tartuffe 1.The young lovers in Tartuffe are: A.Valere and Mariane B.Damis and Elmire C.Damis and Mariane D.Tartuffe and Elmire E.Tartuffe and Mariane 2.By the end of Act 4 of Tartuffe, all of the characters are aware of Tartuffe’s true  character except: A.Orgon B.  Damis C.Elmire D.Madame Pernelle E.Cleante 3.The characters who are most closely identified with Moliere’s point of view and who .
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GENERAL EXAMINATION  ITEMS 1.All of the following  are true about acting and/or actors except: A.in the simplest terms an actor is one who performs or impersonates B.actor training and acting styles have undergone considerable changes over the last 2500  years C.actor training and acting styles vary little throughout the contemporary world D.actor training  and acting.
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  Komachi at Sekidira 1.Komachi at Sekidira is which type of Noh play: A.god (kami or waki) plays B.warrior (shura-mono) C.woman (kazura) plays D."living person pieces" (genzai) E.none of the above 2.Which of the following is the shite role in Komachi at Sekidira? A.Komachi B.the child C.the Priest D.the men who accompany the priest E.there are no shite roles in this play 3.The Tanabata.
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  Brothers 1.In Terence's design for Brothers, the "foil" to Micio is: A.Cestipho B.Geta C.Aeschinus D.Demea E.Micio has no foil; he is the play's "voice of reason." 2.The character in Brothers who most closely resembles the traditional 'trickster' of the  Roman theater is: A.Geta B.Aeschinus C.Sannio D.Syrus E.Cestipho 3.In Brothers, Terence uses the prologue of his play to: A.pay tribute to the sources that inspired.
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  26.The use of scenery, costumes, masks, props, sound, and lighting effects, albeit sometimes    in rudimentary form, has been a part of the theater from its earliest moments 27.Playwrights can rightly be considered among the first designers of the theater. 28.Historically accurate costumes and scenery have been a staples of  theatrical presentation    in.
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  7. Dance appears to have sprung from what human need? a. Religious b. Psychological c. Aesthetic d. None of the above 8. Which of the following is a body of group dances performed to traditional music? a. Modern dance b. Ballet c. Folk dance d. Line dance 9. Which of the following is the most obvious repository of formalized.
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  The Man Who Turned into a Stick 1.The Man from Hell in The Man Who Turned into a Stick is described as being a: A.Supervisor B.Sinner C.Politician D.Writer E.His occupation is not identified 2."The Stick" in The Man Who Turned into a Stick: A.is discovered on stage as the curtain rises (or lights come up) B.is carried on by.
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GENERAL EXAMINATION ITEMS   1.Which of the following is not an example of a Story Teller: A.the West African griot B.the German kleinswertz C.the Brahman sutradhara D.the Pueblo shaman E.the Greek rhapsode   2.The characteristics of Rituals may be characterized by all of the following except: A.they are symbolic actions developed by and performed for a community, usually to        satisfy.
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  Sakuntala 1.The prologue of Sakuntala: A.offers a benediction to the audience B.features an actress and her director who establish the theatrical nature of the events that will follow C.contains prayers and songs typical of Sanskrit drama D.establishes that Sakuntala and the Ring is a new play E.accomplishes all of these 2.In Sakuntala, Durvasas is/are: A.an irascible sage who.
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  A Midsummer Night’s Dream 1.All of the following are true of A Midsummer Night’s Dream except: A.it has always been one of Shakespeare’s post popular comedies B.although it is a comedy, recent productions have explored a dark side of its relationships C.it more rightly should be categorized with Shakespeare’s “problem plays” D.it is the delightful.
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  Everyman 1.Which of the following characters accompanies the title character to the grave in  Everyman: A.Beauty B.Strength C.Goods D.Good Deeds E.Cousin 2.Similar to Abraham and Isaac, which of the following characters delivers the epilogue  in Everyman: A.God B.Death C.an Angel D.a Messenger E.a Doctor 3.Which of the following Biblical characters appear in Everyman: A.Noah B.Moses C.Jesus Christ D.Adam E.none of the above TRUE/FALSE 4.Everyman makes use of allegory and personification,.
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  17. Which of the following defines bodily movement that suggests the kinds of movements associated with people or animals? a. Delsarte b. Assemblé c. Mimetic d. Acting out 18. Elements in dance that tell a story are which of the following? a. Narrative b. Abstract c. Ethnic d. Mimetic 19. Which of the following means dance works that are designed.
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  Mankind 1.Which of the following is true of  Mankind: A.it includes no comic material B.it includes God as one of its major characters C.it includes many Old Testament characters D.it includes only New Testament characters E.it includes music/singing/dancing 2.Similar to Everyman, Mankind: A.projects a tone of solemnity B.includes a great deal of music C.makes use of abstractions as characters D.all of.
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  Abraham and Isaac 1.Remaining faithful to the Biblical account of Abraham and Isaac: A.Isaac’s mother Sarah has a tender scene with her son before he leaves B.Isaac at first refuses to follow his father, Abraham C.Isaac’s mother does not appear in the play D.Abraham and Sarah, his wife, discuss God’s demand for the sacrifice of.
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  TRUE/FALSE 10.One of  the distinctions between the dramatic and the epic  is that  the dramatic is usually    more selective in the events that it imitates or portrays. 11.According to Thornton Wilder narrative form (i.e., the epic) is what one person tells us        took place and dramatic form (i.e., a play) is what.
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  Hamlet 1.All of the following are true of Hamlet, except: A.it does not follow of the Neoclassic doctrine in its observance of the unities of time  and place B.it is typical of the genre of revenge plays popular in Shakespeare’s day C.its plot, like many of Shakespeare’s plays, was “borrowed” D.it makes use of multiple.
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  The Qing-Ding Pearl 1.In The Qing-Ding Pearl, Ting Lang's duty is to: A.collect the fishing tax for his master B.overthrow the oppressive landlord C.assist Hsiao En with the fishing D.marry the fisherman's daughter E.box for Ting Yuan Wai 2.In The Qing-Ding Pearl, in order to get Tang Yaun Wai alone so he may kill him, Hsaio  En.
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  GENERAL EXAMINATION ITEMS 1.Which of the following are forms of Sanskrit drama, the classical and literary drama of  India: A.Nataka--plays based on mythology and history and Skrita--plays based on Bhrama B.Prakarana--plays invented by humans and Karara--plays based of the lives of Shava C.Skrita--plays based on Bhrama and Karara--plays based of the lives of Shava D.Nataka--plays.
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  11.Among the theatrical rituals and ceremonies developed by the indigenous peoples of   Mesoamerica was (were): A.tlaquetzque--fertility rites of the Inca B.Popol Vuh and Rabinal Achi--the Mesoamerican equivalents of the European morality play C.tlaquazatta--the fore-runner of modern Hispanic theater D.spectacular rituals, often involving death, performed by the Aztecs E.elaborate mystical dramas that still defy literal translation 12.A.
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  GENERAL EXAMINATION ITEMS 1.The Early Modern theater refers to: A.eras beginning with the re-emergence and growing secularization of  Western theater in the Middle Ages to its maturity in the European Enlightenment B.eras beginning with the emergence of neoclassicism and extending through the European Enlightenment C.eras beginning with the Middle Ages and extending through  the.
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  20.While the general definition of catharsis is hotly debated, nearly all would agree that is    has to do with the emotions of pity and fear. 21.Comedy and tragedy are equally dependent on the specific customs and mores of the    particular culture which produces them. 22.While the term tragicomedy was coined hundreds of.
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  Oedipus the King 1.In Oedipus the King, which of the following is aware of the truth regarding Oedipus’ birth: A. Jocasta B.Creon C.The leader of the Chorus D.Teiresias E.none of the above 2.When Oedipus confronts Teiresias about the death of Laius: A.he has no reason to believe that Teiresias will be able to give him any useful .
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  11.Among the common requirements for scenic, costume and lighting design are which of  the following: A.the design elements should be consistent with the directorial concept but need not complement each other B.the design elements should support the work of the actor but aesthetically draw focus to themselves C.the design elements should establish the.
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  20. Since poetry relies on compressed language to express its meanings, _____ are very important elements. a. symbols b. meters c. themes d. tones 21. In poetry, the repetition of similar or identical consonant sounds is called _____. a. dissonance b. assonance c. alliteration d. consonance 22. Iambic, trochaic, and anapestic are types of _____ lines. a. anecdotal b. metric c. alliterate d. respondent 23..
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  The Post Office 1.The "trickster" in The Post Office is: A.the Watchman B.the Physician C.the Gaffer D.Madhav E.the Dairyman 2.In The Post Office, significantly, the play's final line is spoken by: A.Amal, who says he is finally ready for his journey to "the Other Side" B.The Physician, who tells us that Amal is now sleeping in peace C.Madhav, who accepts.
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  TRUE/FALSE 7.The roots of theater can usually be traced to storytelling, shamanistic ritual and other sacred rites; however, it gradually becomes dominated by secular concerns. 8.While we tend to perceive tragedy as a refined and lofty genre of dramatic literature which deals with the misfortunes and catastrophes of heroic individuals, in all.
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  6. Which of the following is the basic picture unit of a film? a. Reel b. Shot c. Frame d. Cut 7. Which type of film attempts to record actuality using primarily a sociological or journalistic approach? a. Absolute film b. Narrative film c. Documentary film d. Silent film 8. In many ways, this type of film uses the techniques.
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  TRUE/FALSE 6.Among the women in Lysistrata, Kolonike has the most difficult time swearing to accept  Lysistrata's  "happy idea." 7.Aristophanes was prompted to write his play Lysistrata as a protest against the Punic War. 8.Lysistrata's name is derived from a Greek word meaning "she who stopped the war." 9.In Lysistrata, all of the women steadfastly.
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  8. In theatre, types of plays such as tragedies and comedies are called which of the following? a. Conventions b. Genres c. Dynamics d. None of the above 9. In his Poetics, Aristotle described in great detail the characteristics of which of the following? a. Melodrama b. Comedy c. Farce d. Tragedy 10. What is the most popular dramatic form.
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  TRUE/FALSE 14.According to legend, theater in India was created by the gods (Siva, Vishnu, Brahma) to    instruct people. 15.The Natyasastra is a sacred Indian text that prescribes the rules of the theater. 16.Similar to Western audiences, Indian playgoers usually concern themselves mainly with    the intricacies of plot, character and theme. 17.Rabindrath Tagore, the.
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  Medea 1.In Medea, when the title character is carried off in the chariot drawn by dragons at the  end of the play, the device is generally referred to as: A.ekkylema exodos B.mechane C.deus et dragona D.machina in Apollo E.exodos ex machina 2.Medea claims that she kills her sons as a means of getting revenge on: A.Euripides B.Jason C.Creon D.Aegeus E.Agamemnon 3.All of the.
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  10. Which of the following is a novel whose subject matter comprises the adventures of a rogue? a. Manners b. Gothic c. Historical d. Picaresque 11. Which of the following is a novel whose subject matter comprises observations of the customs, values, and mores of a complex society? a. Manners b. Picaresque c. Historical d. Gothic Answers: a. Manners (pg..
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GENERAL EXAMINATION ITEMS 1.Among the following, which has been cited by scholars as one of the most likely origins of Greek theater: A.the ceremonial worship of the Titans, especially Zeus and Hera B.the celebration of the Greek victory over the Persians C.the theata-celebrations in honor of the Greek gods of agriculture D.the dithyrambs- improvisational songs.
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  GENERAL EXAMINATION ITEMS 1.The most notable means a playwright uses to focus a story is: A.through the use of dialogue B.through the use of dialogue mixed with narration C.through the use of the representation of conflict or the clash of opposing forces D.through the use of rituals which are used in the story E.through the use.
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