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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Grotowski say that plays in book form should be called in "Theatre is an Encounter"?
(a) Encounter.
(b) Mise en scène.
(c) Theatre.
(d) Dramatic literature.

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

3. What is the name of the Devil in "Dr. Faustus"?
(a) Zephyr.
(b) Beelzebub.
(c) Satan.
(d) Mephistopheles.

4. In "The Theatre's New Testament," Grotowski says, "The elaboration of artificiality is a question of _____ - sounds and gestures - which evoke associations in the psyche of the audience."
(a) Archetypes.
(b) Holograms.
(c) Ideograms.
(d) Signals.

5. How does Grotowski claim to feel when asked, "What is the origin of your experimental theatre productions?"
(a) Happy.
(b) Hesitant.
(c) Eager.
(d) Impatient.

6. Who does Grotowski say asked the key methodological questions of acting in "Towards a Poor Theatre" (Chapter 1)?
(a) Artaud.
(b) Stanislavski.
(c) Chekhov.
(d) Brecht.

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

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

9. In Scene 17 of Grotowski's "Dr. Faustus", Faustus is transported to the Vatican by what?
(a) An eagle.
(b) A rowboat.
(c) A ship.
(d) Two dragons.

10. What is the term for Brecht's "alienation effect"?
(a) Verisimilitude.
(b) Mankwovwsvyt.
(c) Verfremdungseffekt.
(d) Athenheimstsard.

11. In "The Theatre's New Testament", Grotowski asserts that the work at The Laboratory has nothing to do with _____.
(a) Science.
(b) Aesthetics.
(c) Philosophy.
(d) Art.

12. Where was "Dr Faustus: Textual Montage" first published as an article?
(a) Tulane Drama Review.
(b) Los Angeles Drama Review.
(c) New York Drama Review.
(d) Paris Drama Review.

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

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

15. What does Grotowski compare his work with actors to, as opposed to that of the artist or the scientist in "The Theatre's New Testament"?
(a) Shoemaker.
(b) Physician.
(c) Musician.
(d) Groomer.

Short Answer Questions

1. The technique of the "holy actor" is _____.

2. Who is the author of "The Constant Prince"?

3. What form of theatre is based around improvised scenarios, which Grotowski cites in "The Theatre's New Testament"?

4. Who wrote the original script of "Dr. Faustus"?

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

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