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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Part III of "Actor's Training (1959 - 1962)" are what kind of exercises?
(a) Animal.
(b) Voice.
(c) Flight.
(d) Upside down.

2. Part VI of "Actor's Training (1959 - 1962)" are exercises involving _____.
(a) Flight.
(b) Animals.
(c) Breath.
(d) Feet.

3. Grotowski says in "American Encounter", that "we cannot hide our personal, essential things--even if they are _____."
(a) Scary.
(b) Sins.
(c) Ugly.
(d) Impulses.

4. Grotowski states in "American Encounter" that he never used the following word although it was at the heart of what he said.
(a) Emotion.
(b) Ethic.
(c) Memory.
(d) Contact.

5. Grotowski states in "Skara Speech" that memories are always _____.
(a) Transitive reactions.
(b) Physical reactions.
(c) Emotional.
(d) Visceral reactions.

Short Answer Questions

1. The actor should take special care to open the _____ when speaking and breathing.

2. Grotowski states in "Skara Speech" for the actors to "eliminate from every exercise any movement which is purely _____."

3. In "Dr. Faustus", the spectators are _____.

4. One of the greatest dangers for the actor is _____ according to Grotowski in "The Actor's Technique".

5. In "Technique of the Voice" in "Actor's Training (1959 - 1962)", Grotowski begins with _____.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Grotowski say of the current methods of acting in "The Actor's Technique"?

2. How does Grotowski treat his students in the exercise notes?

3. When asked of the evolution of his technique in "American Encounter", how does Grotowski explain?

4. What are resonators? Where are they in the body?

5. How does Grotowski describe actor-audience encounter in "American Encounter"?

6. What does Grotowski state regarding aesthetics in "The Actor's Technique"?

7. What exercises take place second in "Actor's Training (1966)"?

8. How does Grotowski advise students to use their resonators in "Skara Speech"?

9. How does Grotowski feel about externalization, or "classical acting" techniques?

10. How does Grotowski's technique differ from the theorists he mentions in "The Actor's Technique"?

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