The Art of Dramatic Writing Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

Lajos Egri
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book II: Character, Chapters 4 - 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Macbeth's friend and a general in the army in "The Tragedy of Macbeth"?
(a) Macduff.
(b) Donalbain.
(c) Banquo.
(d) Lennox.

2. What term refers to a person who is opposed to, struggles against, or competes with the hero of a work of drama or literature?
(a) Antagonist.
(b) Protagonist.
(c) Villain.
(d) Obligation.

3. Whom does Macbeth first kill in "The Tragedy of Macbeth"?
(a) Banquo.
(b) King Duncan.
(c) Seyton.
(d) Lennox.

4. "Romeo and Juliet" begins with a feud between the Capulets and _____.
(a) The Montagues.
(b) The Mumfords.
(c) The Moreaus.
(d) The Moultons.

5. What term refers to the social and cultural forces that shape the life of a person or a population?
(a) Destiny.
(b) Endurance.
(c) Environment.
(d) Challenges.

Short Answer Questions

1. What has a reigning power in the presence of a written piece of work according to Lajos Egri?

2. What childless widow is friends with Nora in "A Doll's House"?

3. What term refers to a lack of conflict in a scene or play?

4. Who hid Desdemona's handkerchief in Cassio's lodging in "Othello"?

5. What does Lajos Egri claim is the premise of "Othello"?

(see the answer key)

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