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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What color coat does the Prince wear in "The Constant Prince"?
(a) White.
(b) Yellow.
(c) Red.
(d) Blue.

2. Whom does Grotowski quote in "Towards a Poor Theatre" (Chapter 1) as saying, "Each technique leads to metaphysics"?
(a) Beckett.
(b) Foucault.
(c) Heidegger.
(d) Sartre.

3. Whom is Faustus arguing with in the opening scene of Grotowski's production?
(a) The villagers.
(b) Three scholars.
(c) The devil.
(d) Three doctors.

4. Grotowski states in "Theatre is an Encounter" that the characters of the Odyssey are still actual because there are still _____.
(a) Warriors.
(b) Pilgrims.
(c) Pirates.
(d) Heroes.

5. Whom does the Angel struggle with in "Akropolis"?
(a) John.
(b) Jacob.
(c) Peter.
(d) Michael.

6. What act and scene in the original script of "Dr. Faustus" does Grotowski's version begin with?
(a) Act 4, Scene 3.
(b) Act 3, Scene 1.
(c) Act 5, Scene 1.
(d) Act 5, Scene 2.

7. Who conducted the interview for "Theatre is an Encounter"?
(a) Mark Pintio.
(b) Denis Barbet.
(c) Sarah Sondheim.
(d) Naim Kattan.

8. The technique of the "courtesan actor" is _____.
(a) Inductive.
(b) Holy.
(c) Deductive.
(d) Transductive.

9. Grotowski's "holy actor" does not sell his body but _____ .
(a) Sacrifices it.
(b) Retains it.
(c) Destroys it.
(d) Represses it.

10. Who wrote "Akropolis"?
(a) Grotowski.
(b) Kalidasa.
(c) Wyspianski.
(d) Calderon.

11. In "The Theatre's New Testament," Grotowski says that it is "far less risky to be Mr. Smith all one's life than to be" _____.
(a) Rembrandt.
(b) Van Gogh.
(c) Picasso.
(d) Mozart.

12. What does Grotowski write that one must fight against when watching plays inspired by "Brecht theory?"
(a) Tears.
(b) Laughter.
(c) Anger.
(d) Boredom.

13. Grotowski states in "Theatre is an Encounter" that Meyerhold's production of "The Inspector General" was a sort of collage of the texts of _____.
(a) Chekhov.
(b) Gogol.
(c) Shakespeare.
(d) Beckett.

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

15. What form of theatre is based around improvised scenarios, which Grotowski cites in "The Theatre's New Testament"?
(a) Performance art.
(b) Greek theatre.
(c) Mime.
(d) Commedia dell'Arte.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who played the role of the King in Grotowski's production of "The Constant Prince"?

2. In "Dr Faustus: Textual Montage", it is written that the play is a dialectic between mockery and _____.

3. When did the interview for "Theatre is an Encounter" take place?

4. In Scene 4 of "Dr. Faustus", Faustus describes his struggle between theology and magic as represented by an owl and a _____.

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

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