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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through VI. No More Masterpieces.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Artaud asserts that in the Occidental version of theater, _____ are everything.
(a) Words.
(b) Costumes.
(c) Sounds.
(d) Gestures.

2. In the preface, Artaud makes an analogy remarking that we (white Europeans) are unaware that to anyone else, we might be the ones who what?
(a) Smell bad.
(b) Are barbaric.
(c) Are uncouth.
(d) Have no taste.

3. In what year was the original Le Theatre et son Double published?
(a) 1938.
(b) 1920.
(c) 1945.
(d) 1919.

4. What word expressed by the translator is typically translated as "mind" because it has no English equivalent, combining as it does both mind and spirit?
(a) L'amour.
(b) Rioutet.
(c) Esprit.
(d) Jouissis.

5. Of the Balinese theater, Artaud remarks that "setting aside the prodigious mathematics of this spectacle, what seems most surprising and astonishing to us is this aspect of matter as" what?
(a) Revelation.
(b) Gesture.
(c) Magic.
(d) Introspection.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Preface, Artaud contends we must "break through ________ in order to touch life to create or recreate the theater."

2. Artaud suggests that "true theater" should not mirror human life but instead should evoke what?

3. In the Preface, Artaud writes, "If confusion is the sign of the times, I see at the root of this confusion a rupture between things and ____".

4. In Artaud's metaphor for the plague, where did the ship end up docking?

5. Artaud believes that in its current, Occidental interpretation, theater is limited to mimicking what through scripted dialogues?

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