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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through 1933-1947 (Exile: Scandinavia, USA), Section 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The translator's notes in number 37 give a provisional account of the most important of Brecht's _____.
(a) Theoretical works.
(b) Self-criticisms.
(c) Personal favorites.
(d) Fact-finding notes.

2. The goal of epic theatre is less to moralize than to _____.
(a) Contradict.
(b) Eviscerate.
(c) Elicit.
(d) Observe.

3. Piscator's Theater am Nollendorfplatz was based on _____ principles.
(a) Capitalist.
(b) Communist.
(c) Aristotelian.
(d) Marxist.

4. How does Brecht describe the flesh and bones resistance to formula in the Threepenny Opera?
(a) As pure socialism.
(b) As a diversion technique.
(c) As Baconian materialism.
(d) As trivial.

5. What sort of approach does Brecht say the opera Mahagonny adopts?
(a) A didactic approach.
(b) A hedonistic approach.
(c) A pedantic approach.
(d) A communal approach.

Short Answer Questions

1. Theatre became an affair for _____ in light of the changes made by the ideals of epic theatre.

2. Which cartoonist contributed drawings for Schweik?

3. Brecht states that when an actor sings, he undergoes a change of _____.

4. Brecht says actors should act for an audience of _____.

5. The organization of this book is _____.

(see the answer key)

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