The Art of Dramatic Writing Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

Lajos Egri
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book II: Character, Chapters 10 - 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Lajos Egri claim to be the premise of "Romeo and Juliet"?
(a) "Great love defies even death."
(b) "Blind trust leads to destruction."
(c) "Ruthless ambition leads to its own destruction."
(d) "Love rewards death."

2. When was "Oedipus Rex" first performed?
(a) 429 B.C.
(b) 429 A.D.
(c) 249 B.C.
(d) 249 A.D.

3. According to the author, you must present a character as _____.
(a) An aesthetic.
(b) Beautiful.
(c) An individual.
(d) A principled person.

4. What must every planned sprint have, according to the author in Book I: The Premise?
(a) A start line.
(b) A starting gun.
(c) Resting points.
(d) A destination.

5. What does Lajos Egri define as being what a writer sets out to prove with his story?
(a) The laws of science.
(b) The premise.
(c) The plot.
(d) The truth.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The author asserts that one key factor in obtaining conflict is what?

3. What French author and dramatist is cited in Book I: The Premise as stating "How can you tell what road to take unless you know where you are going?"

4. What classical Greek Athenian philosopher was credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy and was known chiefly through the accounts of later classical writers, especially the writings of his students?

5. According to the author, every sensible invention must have _____.

(see the answer key)

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