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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To whom is Artaud's first letter in "Letters on Language"?
(a) M. R. de R.
(b) M.B.C.
(c) Aguste Francois.
(d) J.P.

2. What is the name of the third act of Artaud's proposed production?
(a) "Confession."
(b) "Convulsions."
(c) "Redemption."
(d) "War Cry."

3. "When the poetic spirit is exercised, it always leads toward a kind of boiling ______, an essential disintegration of the real by poetry."
(a) Dissimilation.
(b) Anarchy.
(c) Freedom.
(d) Redemption.

4. Artaud claims that it is certainly with his ____ that the actor thinks.
(a) Body.
(b) Heart.
(c) Mind.
(d) Breath.

5. What second film does Artaud mention in his first note of "Two Notes"?
(a) "The Tramp."
(b) "Animal Crackers."
(c) "The General."
(d) "Monkey Business."

6. What is the name of the final act of Artaud's proposed production?
(a) "Confession."
(b) "War."
(c) "Abdication."
(d) "Extraction."

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

8. What does Artaud compare actors of the "current" theater to in "The Theater and Cruelty"?
(a) Circus freaks.
(b) Religious leaders.
(c) Puppets.
(d) Artisans.

9. Artaud claims that the public thinks first of all with its what?
(a) Senses.
(b) Heart.
(c) Body.
(d) Intellect.

10. According to Artaud, where does the great public look to along with the music hall or the circus for violent satisfactions?
(a) The zoo.
(b) The movies.
(c) The opera.
(d) Television.

11. The first line of Artaud's Second Manifesto, states, "Admittedly or not, conscious or unconscious, _________, a transcendent experience of life, is what the public is fundamentally seeking through love, crime, drugs, war, or insurrection."
(a) Cruelty.
(b) The poetic state.
(c) Freedom.
(d) A religious experience.

12. 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."
(a) Director.
(b) Actor.
(c) Playwright.
(d) Mise en scene.

13. In "An Affective Athleticism," the author writes, "The actor is an athlete of the ____."
(a) Heart.
(b) Mind.
(c) Soul.
(d) Body.

14. What does Artaud claim that the approach of psychological theater is?
(a) Insane.
(b) Rational.
(c) Absurd.
(d) Boring.

15. In his second note of "Two Notes," Artaud writes, "everything that is ______ is sacred and since his gestures are so beautiful that they take on a symbolic significance."
(a) Symbolic.
(b) Authentic.
(c) Surreal.
(d) Realistic.

Short Answer Questions

1. Artaud writes of "a seventh state which is beyond breath and which, through the door of the highest ____, the state of Sattva, joins the manifest to the non-manifest."

2. What is the first note titled in "Two Notes"?

3. Artaud claims that the psychological theater descended from whom?

4. The author claims that actors in France no longer "know how to do anything but" what?

5. In his last letter from "Letters on Language," Artaud says that in fact, the theater he is defining has to assume another _____ in order to function.

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