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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. realism
  2. goat song
  3. Poetics
  4. objective
  5. Thought
  1. a Written by Aristotle, the earliest known essay analyzing theatre.
  2. b main idea or theme
  3. c A style of theatrical production and dramatic writing that imitates selected traits of the language and appearance of everyday life.
  4. d also known as tragedy. The word derives from the ancient Greek religious ceremonies at which a god was sometimes depicted as having attributes of a goat.
  5. e The character's main goal

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. According to Aristotle, a play should have one main action with few or no subplots.
  2. Aristotle said that the plot was the "life and soul of the drama".
  3. the description of a plot of a play where the action develops in chronological order without flashbacks
  4. the visual aspects of a production
  5. The point in the plot when the major dramatic question is asked.

5 True/False questions

  1. major dramatic question- the question posed early on in the play and keeps the audience interested until it is answered at the plot's resolution.


  2. Tragicomedy- A serious play that makes you feel exhilarated because the hero's experience teaches you some profound truth about your life and affirms that your worst expectations about life are true.


  3. turning pointthe part in the play when a change happens that inevitably leads to the answering of the dramatic question. Also known as the crisis.


  4. Charactergenre associated with anarchic and unbelievable situations. The film Death at a Funeral is an example of a farce.


  5. Actionan event that changes the status quo in the plot of the play