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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. Section B of "Actor's Training (1959 - 1962)" are based upon the work of _____.
(a) Sauterne.
(b) Stanislavski.
(c) Dalcroze.
(d) Dellarte.

2. Grotowski tells the students in "Skara Speech" that personal associations are not _____.
(a) Grounded.
(b) Physical.
(c) Thoughts.
(d) Emotions.

3. It is the task of _____ to amplify the carrying power of sound emitted in the actor.
(a) Resonators.
(b) The lungs.
(c) Vocal chords.
(d) The tongue.

4. What is the title of the exercise intended to experiment and open up the actor's vocal pitch in "Actor's Training (1966)"?
(a) "King-King" exercise.
(b) "Sing-Song" exercise.
(c) "Tiger" exercise.
(d) "La-La" exercise.

5. Most of the physical distortion exercises from "Actor's Training (1966)" seem to be based on _____.
(a) Dance.
(b) Martial Arts.
(c) Yoga.
(d) Ballet.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does Grotowski say devised many good exercises, some with masks in "The Actor's Technique"?

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

4. "American Encounter" was an interview during the time Grotowski was leading a workshop at _____.

5. The cycle of exercises in "Stimulation of the Voice" from "Actor's Training (1966)," ends with _____.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What differences are there between the earlier exercises and "Actor's Training (1966)"?

3. What do the "exercises in composition" from "Actor's Training (1959 - 1962)" entail?

4. Describe the beginning exercises in "Actor's Training (1959 - 1962)."

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

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

7. What does Grotowski say of "clichés" in "Skara Speech"?

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

9. What is "ethics" in relation to acting as described by Grotowski in "American Encounter"?

10. What does Grotowski say of memory in his "Skara Speech"?

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