The Art of Dramatic Writing Test | Final Test - Hard

Lajos Egri
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

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 does the author assert is imperative because it shows how a character can move from one emotion to another?

3. What is Hedda's married name in the play "Hedda Gabler"?

4. The author writes that transition has the power to connect two emotions that are seemingly _____.

5. The action of "Hedda Gabler" takes place in a villa in _____.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author relate character to action and environment?

2. What work by Leonardo da Vinci does Egri cite as an example of transition?

3. How is transition shown in Moliere's "Tartuffe" in the text?

4. What is the opposite of rising conflict?

5. What does the author show in the play "Design for Living"?

6. How does the author approach the discussion of exposition in a dramatic work?

7. How is the point of attack defined? Where should it take place, according to the author?

8. How does the author relate conflict to genetics?

9. How can messages be conveyed with dialogue? What should the writer avoid?

10. What does the author write about the obligatory scene?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the theories of Egri and Aristotle on the importance of character. How does character relate to action?

Essay Topic 2

Define and discuss strength of will in character development. Also, define and analyze the terms strength, will, fight, conflict, and transition.

Essay Topic 3

How does the author use "A Doll's House" to illustrate character growth and transition? What scenes in particular did he choose to use and why?

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