← Elements of drama Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- deus ex machina
- tragic irony
- a the written text of a play, which includes the dialogue between characters, stage direction, and often other expository information.
- b the point in a story when the protagonist's fortunes turn in an unexpected direction.
- c is a form a dramatic irony found in tragedies such as Oedipus the king where he tries to find the person responsible for the plague and ended up hunting himself.
- d A writer who makes a play.
- e Latin for "God from the Machine". a method of rescuing characters from complications beyond their abilities to resolve.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- the opening speech or dialogue of a play, or intro to any literary work.
- an error or defect in the tragic hero that leads to his downfall, such as greed, pride, or ambition.
- a story that presents courageous individuals who confront powerful forces within or outside themselves with a dignity that reveal the breadth and depth of human spirit in the face of failure, defeat, and even death.
- excessive pride or self-confidence that leads a protagonist to disregard a divine warning or to violate an important moral law.
- creates a discrepancy between what a character believes or says and what the audience knows to be true.
5 True/False Questions
one-act play → an error or defect in the tragic hero that leads to his downfall, such as greed, pride, or ambition.
drama → a general term for a work of dramatic literature.
setting → the physical and social context in which the action of a story occurs. major elements are the time, place, and social environment that frame the characters.
suspense → the anxious anticipation of a reader or an audience as to the outcome of a story, especially concerning the character or characters with whom sympathetic attachments are formed.
cothurni/buskins → the actors were equipped with padded costumes and elevated shoes that made them appear larger than life.