The Art of Dramatic Writing Quiz | Eight 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 1 - 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Lajos Egri claim is the premise of "Othello"?
(a) "Ruthless ambition leads to its own destruction."
(b) "Jealousy destroys itself and the object of its love."
(c) "Love rewards death."
(d) "Great love defies even death."

2. What does Lajos Egri claim to be the premise of King Lear?
(a) "Ruthless ambition leads to its own destruction."
(b) "Love rewards death."
(c) "Jealousy destroys itself and the object of its love."
(d) "Blind trust leads to destruction."

3. What is a method of argument that has been central to both Indic and European philosophy since ancient times and was made popular by Plato?
(a) Debate.
(b) Roundtable discussion.
(c) Bickering.
(d) Dialectic.

4. What is needed to make life keep constantly going, according to the author in Book II: Character, Chapter 3: The Dialectical Approach?
(a) Determination.
(b) Faith.
(c) Motion.
(d) Money.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lajos Egri claim to be the premise of "Romeo and Juliet"?

2. What was Lajos Egri's profession when he arrived in the United States?

3. What term refers to the social and cultural forces that shape the life of a person or a population?

4. What character element is established from detailing his body and health, the people around him and his environment, and his mind?

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

(see the answer key)

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