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History of Theater (Grade 10)

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History of Theater

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1. 
The greatest advance of the 19th century contributed to the growth of theater in rural areas. That advance was what?
  1. Electricity
  2. Telegraph
  3. Printing Press
  4. Railroads
 
2. 
Moliere is known not only as a playwright but also for:
  1. Being a Musketeer
  2. Flirting with Louis XIV's wife
  3. Acting and being the first to adopt a stage name
  4. Creating stock characters still used today
3. 
There were three keys types of plays presented during the Medieval period. What were they?
  1. Mystery, marvel, and miracle
  2. Historic, biblical, and shepherds
  3. Mystery, miracle, and morality
  4. history, mystery, and mummers
 
4. 
The movements that developed in Modern theatre and their key authors include:
  1. Theatre of Cruelty - Antonin Artaud
  2. Naturalism - Eugene O'Neill and Eugene Gorky
  3. Realism - August Strindberg, Henrik Ibsen, and Clifford Odets
  4. All of the above
5. 
One of the unique features of melodramas was the response of lower class heroes and heroines.
  1. True
  2. False
 
6. 
Women have always performed in Kabuki theatre.
  1. True
  2. False
7. 
Despite being an isolated island nation for much of its early history, theatre in Japan followed similar patterns to western theatre--using gods and history as source material.
  1. True
  2. False
 
8. 
Bunraku is puppet theatre performed with hand puppets.
  1. True
  2. False
9. 
The purpose of the Greek chorus was what?
  1. To comment on the scene
  2. To act as the audience and indicate how they should be reacting
  3. To narrate the story
  4. A and C
  5. All of the above
 
10. 
As theatre moved out from the church and the clergy, the people themselves began to perform. Often guilds took over and there was competition to see who would have the most elaborate performance.
  1. True
  2. False
11. 
Louis XIV was the French king supportive of theatre and responsible for its rebirth. What was his nickname?
  1. The Fisher King
  2. The Moon King
  3. The Sun King
 
12. 
The progression of theatre in Japan was:
  1. Bunraku, Kabuki, Noh
  2. Noh, Kabuki, Bunraku
  3. Noh, Bunraku, Kabuki
13. 
Kabuki and Noh Theatre originated in which country?
  1. Japan
  2. China
  3. India
  4. Thailand
 
14. 
Commedia dell'Arte had its beginnings in which country?
  1. France
  2. England
  3. Italy
  4. United States
15. 
Why do the women in the crowd criticize Hester's scarlet letter?
  1. Its ornate design is inappropriate for a symbol of punishment
  2. Its crude design is unbecoming and sloppy
  3. The fine quality fabric should have been saved for a better purpose
  4. It is misspelled
 
16. 
The term "stock" characters came into being during this period because specific characters had styles and traits that were consistent across all plays. Some of the stock characters of Comedia Dell'Arte include:
  1. El Capitano, The Lovers
  2. Brighella, Pantalone,
  3. Il Dottore, Harlequino
  4. A & B
  5. All of the above
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