The Art of Dramatic Writing Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

Lajos Egri
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book III: Conflict, Chapters 1 -2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What term refers to the process of finding two differing bodies, making them the protagonist and antagonist, and making these characters so well defined that you are allowed to put them into a situation in which they are unable to make a compromise?
(a) Dramatic writing.
(b) Conflict escalation.
(c) Conflict creation.
(d) Orchestration.

2. In Book II: Character, Chapter 3: The Dialectical Approach, the author exemplifies his approach by creating a female character who turns to _____.
(a) Her husband.
(b) Her father.
(c) Prostitution.
(d) Her mother.

3. According to the author, a character must represent the influence his _____ has had on him.
(a) Upbringing.
(b) Environment.
(c) Faith.
(d) Education.

4. When the character neither has a strong will nor knows what he wants, what kind of conflict arises?
(a) Stagnant.
(b) Stale.
(c) Static.
(d) Fermented.

5. The Sophists taught what, meaning quality or excellence as the highest value and determinant of one's actions in life?
(a) Wealth.
(b) Accomplishment.
(c) Virtue.
(d) Arete.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is the man described in the author's short skit presented in Book III: Conflict, Chapter 2: Cause and Effect?

2. What term is called storyline, the plan, scheme, or main story of a literary or dramatic work, as a play, novel, or short story?

3. What term refers to the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work?

4. Where is the man who meets the dog going in the author's scenario in Book II, Character, Chapter 11: Unity of Opposites?

5. Who advises Juliet to take a strong sleeping draught on the eve of her wedding in "Romeo and Juliet"?

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