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  • Question 1
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    What is the major difference between tragedy and comedy?

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    Comedies are very realistic; tragedies are not

    Comedies contain elaborate plots and costumes; tragedies involve simple plots and staging

    Comedies were developed in Ancient Greece; tragedies were developed during the Renaissance

    Comedies have happy endings; tragedies don't

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    Actors are sometimes called "thespians." From what Tim says in the movie, what can you infer about this term?

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    It's derived from the name "Thespis," the first Ancient Greek actor

    It's derived from the name "Thespia," the Ancient Greek goddess of drama

    It's derived from the Thespian Club, the theater where Shakespeare's plays were staged

    It's derived from the Greek island of Thespos, where dramas were first staged

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    What word best describes kabuki theater?

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    International

    Unrealistic

    Modern

    Universal

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    In Shakespeare's tragedy "King Lear," the title character suffers through horrible misfortunes. What can you infer about the cause of these misfortunes?

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    They are caused by the will of the gods

    They are caused by circumstances beyond his control

    They are caused by his own errors in judgment

    They are caused by the characters around him

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    If a drama critic calls a play a "cathartic experience," what is she saying?

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    The play is long and boring

    The play makes the audience care about the characters

    The play contains a lot of singing and dancing

    The playwright is an up-and-coming young talent

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    Which of the following statements is true?

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    Shakespeare's plays were only popular with rich, educated people.

    Shakespeare's plays are rarely performed today.

    Shakespeare's characters speak in highly poetic language.

    Most of Shakespeare's plays originally opened on

    Broadway.

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    If you went to a play written by Henrik Ibsen, what could you expect to see?

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    Characters expressing their thoughts and feelings through song and dance

    Dialogue and situations that are purposely artificial

    Kings or nobles suffering through terrible misfortunes

    Realistic characters dealing with real-world problems

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    If you lived in Ancient Athens, and wanted to see a play, where would you go?

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    To a festival honoring the god Dionysus

    to your local theatre

    To the temple of Zeus

    To the Parthenon

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    Which of the following is an opinion about drama?

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    TV shows and movies are both considered forms of drama

    William Shakespeare was the greatest playwright in the history of the English Language

    Tragedies almost always feature stories about kings or nobles

    The history of drama extends back 2,500 years.

  • Question 10
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    What is the most common example of a tragic flaw?

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    Nearsightedness

    Having a bad temper

    a lack of trust in one's friends

    excessive pride

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