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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. Who is Grotowski's collaborator and observer in "Actor's Training (1966)"?
(a) Slowask Minorski.
(b) Amanda Pasquier.
(c) Ryszard Cieslak.
(d) Denis Bablet.

2. Grotowski says in "Skara Speech" that the "whole secret" is "Stimulations, impulses, and _____."
(a) Emotions.
(b) Reactions.
(c) Actions.
(d) Thoughts.

3. In "Actor's Training (1966)" it is stated that "if something is symmetrical it is not _____."
(a) Organic.
(b) Artistic.
(c) Correct.
(d) Beautiful.

4. What type of respiration is the most effective for the actor?
(a) Lower respiration.
(b) Total respiration.
(c) Deep respiration.
(d) Upper respiration.

5. Who based his work with actors on discipline and exterior formation?
(a) Artaud.
(b) Meyerhold.
(c) Brecht.
(d) Stanislavski.

Short Answer Questions

1. Grotowski states of Artaud in "The Actor's Technique" that to Artaud "there is an authentic parallelism between the effort of man who works with his body and _____."

2. How long was Grotowski's seminar at the Skara Drama School?

3. Part VI of "Actor's Training (1959 - 1962)" are exercises involving _____.

4. The body should appear how in the warm-up exercises from "Actor's Training (1959 - 1962)"?

5. Part V of "Actor's Training (1959 - 1962)" are "Leaps and _____."

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is first in the exercises of "Actor's Training (1966)"?

4. What are the conceptual exercises like in "Actor's Training (1966)"?

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

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

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

8. How does Grotowski treat his students in class? Why?

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

10. What advice does Grotowski give to the actors in the ending of "Actor's Training (1966)"?

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