The Empty Space Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Immediate Theatre, part 2 (p 134 to 157).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author writes that "most people could live perfectly well without any ____ at all--and even if they regretted its absence it would not hamper their functioning in any way."
(a) Freedom.
(b) Sex.
(c) Art.
(d) Love.

2. In which play does Leontes accuse his wife of infidelity?
(a) King Lear.
(b) A Winter's Tale.
(c) Anthony and Cleopatra.
(d) Hamlet.

3. What type of theatre is usually distinguished by the absence of what is called style?
(a) Rough Theatre.
(b) Industrial Theatre.
(c) Classical Theatre.
(d) Holy Theatre.

4. In regard to music, the author says we may make a personality cult of whom?
(a) The conductor.
(b) The musician.
(c) The song writer.
(d) The soloist.

5. In what Shakespearean play is Gloucester blinded?
(a) Henry VI.
(b) King Lear.
(c) Hamlet.
(d) Henry IV.

Short Answer Questions

1. What "is above all an appeal to the spectator to work for himself, so to become more and more responsible for accepting what he sees only if it is convincing to him in an adult way"?

2. Who "wanted the theatre to contain all that normally is reserved for crime and war"?

3. "The epic writer of _____ plays seldom brings to his work this same fine sense of human individuality: perhaps because he is unwilling to regard a man's strength and a man's weakness with equal impartiality."

4. The author states, "When Brecht was alive, it was the ______ of West Berlin who flocked to his theatre in the East."

5. In America, the author writes, "Years ago, ______ came into being to give a faith and continuity to those unhappy artists who were being so rapidly thrown in and out of work."

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