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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Artaud's Second Manifesto, he describes the spectacle itself as being formed along the lines of _________ which will be materialized in gestures and movement before decaying into sounds and words.
(a) Bible verses.
(b) Dream sequences.
(c) Ancient myths.
(d) Current events.

2. Who appears with his men like giants alongside their tiny vessels in Act 1 of Artaud's proposed production?
(a) D'Ablo.
(b) Cortez.
(c) Hurez.
(d) Napoleon.

3. What did the performer replicate in the production Artaud speaks of in his second note of "Two Notes"?
(a) A unicorn.
(b) A bear.
(c) A centaur-horse.
(d) A bull.

4. How does Artaud claim musical instruments will be treated in the Theater of Cruelty?
(a) As external objects.
(b) As invisible.
(c) As objects and part of the set.
(d) As characters.

5. In his first manifesto, Artaud claims that the first thing to notice about theater is that it only expresses itself in ______.
(a) Time.
(b) Love.
(c) Space.
(d) Life.

6. Who, in addition to Shakespeare and Aeschylus does Artaud refer to as a great classicist in his "Letters on Language"?
(a) Moliere.
(b) Sophocles.
(c) Racine.
(d) Euripides.

7. To what does Artaud compare the ability of the theater's "magical means of art and speech to be exercised organically and altogether"?
(a) Religious ecstacy.
(b) Entertainment.
(c) Tribal rites.
(d) Renewed exorcisms.

8. In his second letter from "Letters on Language," Artaud states, "My plays have nothing to do with ______ improvisations."
(a) Copeau's.
(b) Racine's.
(c) Jarry's.
(d) Nietzsche's.

9. What is the first note titled in "Two Notes"?
(a) "The Marx Brothers."
(b) "Monkey Business."
(c) "The Last Motion Picture Show."
(d) "Thoughts on Film."

10. Artaud intends his theater to to seek in the what of tremendous masses?
(a) Agitation.
(b) Terror.
(c) Sensation.
(d) Clamoring.

11. In his "Letters on Cruelty," Artaud writes of who, which "carts off vanquished princes and makes them his slaves"?
(a) Nazis.
(b) Colonizers.
(c) Ethiopian Ras.
(d) Egyptian kings.

12. In "An Affective Athleticism," Artaud writes, "One must grant the actor a kind of affective musculature which corresponds to the physical localizations of ______."
(a) Feelings.
(b) Sanity.
(c) Thought.
(d) Breath.

13. In his Second Manifesto, Artaud writes that "the Theater of Cruelty will address itself only to _____ man.
(a) Total.
(b) Ancient.
(c) Subconscious.
(d) Modern.

14. What does Artaud accuse the "current" theater of turning its public into?
(a) Peeping Toms.
(b) Monsters.
(c) Idiots.
(d) Slaves.

15. In his second letter of "Letters on Cruelty," Artaud refers to what as being in a sense of constant creation?
(a) Art.
(b) Music.
(c) Film.
(d) Theater.

Short Answer Questions

1. In his first letter of "Letters on Language," Artaud insists that the task of ______ must not be subordinated to spoken or written words as if this task was simply an accessory to theater."

2. What film does the author discuss in his first note of "Two Notes"?

3. What is the title of the first example Artaud writes the Theater of Cruelty will undertake?

4. To whom does the author address the first letter in "Letters on Cruelty"?

5. Artaud claims in his first manifesto that Occidental theater should look at _____ theater for inspiration.

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