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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does the action of "Akropolis" take place in the text?
(a) A Spanish cathedral.
(b) A prison.
(c) A ship.
(d) A Cracow cathedral.

2. In Scene 5 of Grotowski's "Dr. Faustus", Faustus talks to Cornelius and _____.
(a) Valdes.
(b) Minese.
(c) Orestes.
(d) Cyans.

3. The word "actress" and _____ were once synonymous.
(a) Clown.
(b) Chorus.
(c) Mime.
(d) Courtesan.

4. What does Grotowski define as "the ability to concentrate in a particular theatrical way and can be attained with a minimum of good-will"?
(a) Trance.
(b) Connection.
(c) Focus.
(d) Hypnosis.

5. What is the name of the institute discussed in "Methodical Exploration"?
(a) Bryg Institute.
(b) Bohr Institute.
(c) Ross Institute.
(d) Maht Institute.

6. What does Grotowski say is as important in the education of the actor as it is to a pianist or dancer?
(a) Age.
(b) Psychology.
(c) Looks.
(d) Talent.

7. The description of Grotowski's production of "The Constant Prince" compares it to what Rembrandt painting?
(a) "Anatomy of Rosa Lione."
(b) "Anatomy of Dr. Rialdo."
(c) "Anatomy of Dr. Tulp."
(d) "Anatomy of St. Margaret."

8. What does Grotowski refer to contemporary theatre, or "synthetic theatre" as in "Towards a Poor Theatre" (Chapter 1)?
(a) Contemporary Theatre.
(b) Artsy Theatre.
(c) Modern Theatre.
(d) Rich Theatre.

9. When discussing poetry and myth, Grotowski cites the myth of _____ in "Theatre is an Encounter".
(a) Aeschylus.
(b) Paris.
(c) Prometheus.
(d) Pandora.

10. Grotowski claims in "Towards a Poor Theatre" (Chapter 1) that his productions are detailed investigations of the _____ relationship.
(a) Director-producer.
(b) Director-audience.
(c) Actor-audience.
(d) Actor-director.

11. What Polish Romantic poet transcribed the version of "The Constant Prince" which Grotowski produced?
(a) Ludwik Flaszen.
(b) Jerzy Grotowski.
(c) Stanislaw Scierski.
(d) Julius Slowacki.

12. Grotowski talks of catharsis in comparing how the audience feels for Creon versus _____.
(a) Athena.
(b) Antigone.
(c) Oedipus.
(d) Pandora.

13. What do the people surrounding the Prince wear in "The Constant Prince"?
(a) Robes.
(b) Gowns.
(c) Military uniforms.
(d) Togas.

14. Grotowski writes in "He Wasn't Entirely Himself," that "like ____, Artaud knew of Emmanuel's coming, and what it promised."
(a) Kant.
(b) Abraham.
(c) Michael.
(d) Isaiah.

15. Grotowski states in "Theatre is an Encounter", that when we think of Chekhov, we think of his plays in whose style?
(a) Chekhov's.
(b) Stanislavski's.
(c) Dostoevsky's.
(d) Meyerhold's.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose work on "physical actions" is incorporated into Grotowski's system?

2. What does "he who once dreamed of becoming a playwright" usually end up as, according to Grotowski?

3. What does Grotowski say that plays in book form should be called in "Theatre is an Encounter"?

4. Grotowski states in "Theatre is an Encounter" that the characters of the Odyssey are still actual because there are still _____.

5. To the average theatregoer, the theatre is first and foremost a what, according to Grotowski?

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