Semester
Exam
of DOOM
2013
Round
onE
Question 1
What is the name of the first
passion play ever recorded?

The Abydos
Passion
Play
Question 2
Where did the information we have about
early theatre come from? (3 things)

Wall paintings,
artifacts, and
hie...
Question 3
What types of people performed in the
ancient rituals? (3 types)

Elders, priests, &
shamans
Question 4
Where did the earliest example of ritual
evolving into theatre come from?

Ancient Egypt
Question 5
Name one reason ancient people TOLD
STORIES.

Lots of answers…
(to make sense of the
world, to record history,
...
Question 6
Define a ritual. (Hint: There are THREE
parts to a ritual.)

A repeated action with
symbolic significance
that’...
Question 7
Name one of the origins of dance.

Animal imitation,
rhythmic movement,
gymnastics, or
pantomime
Question 8
Name one of the purposes of improv
warm-up games/activities.

Various answers.

(Thinking on your feet,
physica...
Question 9
Name the Ancient Greek storyteller who is
said to have written “The Iliad” and “The
Odyssey.”

Homer
Question 10
Who is a shaman?

A priestly figure who
communicates directly
with the gods
Round
TWO
Question 11
Who was the 6-day arts festival (think
Ancient Greece) named after?

Dionysus
Question 12
Did men and women perform as equals in
Ancient Greek theater?

No!
Question 12
Did men and women perform as equals in
Ancient Greek theater?

No!
Question 13
Name two types of events/performances
that occurred during this festival.

Poetry, music, dance,
theater, etc.
Question 14
What did Greek theater performers wear?
(3 things)

Robes, platform
sandals, masks
Question 14
What did Greek theater performers wear?
(3 things)

Robes, platform
sandals, masks
Question 15
There were 3 main types of Greek
theater/plays. Name them.

Comedy
Tragedy
Satyr
Question 16
What is a satyr?

Half-man, halfgoat/servant to
Dionysus
Question 17
Dionysus was the god of what?

Vegetation, fertility,
wine, “the fun stuff”
Question 18
Where was ancient GREEK theater
performed? (In what type of facility and how
was it built?)

Outdoor amphithea...
Question 19
What does the word “thespian” mean?
Where does it come from?

Actor; from the ancient
actor, Thespis
Question 20
What is the purpose of a Greek chorus?

Various answers.
(Spectacle, set mood,
sing/dance, pause/pace
action, ...
Round
THREE
Question 21
What stage direction is an actor executing
when they LEAVE the stage?

An exit
Question 22
What is a “cue?”

A signal (physical,
verbal) that indicates
that something is
supposed to happen
Question 23
If a director tells you to “cheat out,”
he/she wants you to turn:

Towards the
audience/downstage
Question 24
An actor facing completely to the left is
standing in THIS body position.

Profile left
Question 25
An actor who is facing completely upstage
is standing in which body position?

Full back
Question 26
Proper audience etiquette includes doing
what at the end of a performance?

Applauding politely
Question 27
What is “improvisation?”

Making things up off
the top of your head;
not scripted
Question 28
Why is GUM prohibited in the theater
and the theater classroom?

Performers don’t have
proper pronunciation
wi...
Question 29
What are two noises/sounds that
audience members are PROHIBITED from
making during a performance?

Talking, co...
Question 30
Name the three main types of stages.

Proscenium, thrust, and
arena.
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Theater I: Semester Exam 2013 Review EDITED

  1. 1. Semester Exam of DOOM 2013
  2. 2. Round onE
  3. 3. Question 1 What is the name of the first passion play ever recorded? The Abydos Passion Play
  4. 4. Question 2 Where did the information we have about early theatre come from? (3 things) Wall paintings, artifacts, and hieroglyphics
  5. 5. Question 3 What types of people performed in the ancient rituals? (3 types) Elders, priests, & shamans
  6. 6. Question 4 Where did the earliest example of ritual evolving into theatre come from? Ancient Egypt
  7. 7. Question 5 Name one reason ancient people TOLD STORIES. Lots of answers… (to make sense of the world, to record history, etc.)
  8. 8. Question 6 Define a ritual. (Hint: There are THREE parts to a ritual.) A repeated action with symbolic significance that’s meant to evoke emotion
  9. 9. Question 7 Name one of the origins of dance. Animal imitation, rhythmic movement, gymnastics, or pantomime
  10. 10. Question 8 Name one of the purposes of improv warm-up games/activities. Various answers. (Thinking on your feet, physical/vocal, imagination, memorization, etc.)
  11. 11. Question 9 Name the Ancient Greek storyteller who is said to have written “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey.” Homer
  12. 12. Question 10 Who is a shaman? A priestly figure who communicates directly with the gods
  13. 13. Round TWO
  14. 14. Question 11 Who was the 6-day arts festival (think Ancient Greece) named after? Dionysus
  15. 15. Question 12 Did men and women perform as equals in Ancient Greek theater? No!
  16. 16. Question 12 Did men and women perform as equals in Ancient Greek theater? No!
  17. 17. Question 13 Name two types of events/performances that occurred during this festival. Poetry, music, dance, theater, etc.
  18. 18. Question 14 What did Greek theater performers wear? (3 things) Robes, platform sandals, masks
  19. 19. Question 14 What did Greek theater performers wear? (3 things) Robes, platform sandals, masks
  20. 20. Question 15 There were 3 main types of Greek theater/plays. Name them. Comedy Tragedy Satyr
  21. 21. Question 16 What is a satyr? Half-man, halfgoat/servant to Dionysus
  22. 22. Question 17 Dionysus was the god of what? Vegetation, fertility, wine, “the fun stuff”
  23. 23. Question 18 Where was ancient GREEK theater performed? (In what type of facility and how was it built?) Outdoor amphitheatres carved into sides of hills
  24. 24. Question 19 What does the word “thespian” mean? Where does it come from? Actor; from the ancient actor, Thespis
  25. 25. Question 20 What is the purpose of a Greek chorus? Various answers. (Spectacle, set mood, sing/dance, pause/pace action, reflect on play, etc.)
  26. 26. Round THREE
  27. 27. Question 21 What stage direction is an actor executing when they LEAVE the stage? An exit
  28. 28. Question 22 What is a “cue?” A signal (physical, verbal) that indicates that something is supposed to happen
  29. 29. Question 23 If a director tells you to “cheat out,” he/she wants you to turn: Towards the audience/downstage
  30. 30. Question 24 An actor facing completely to the left is standing in THIS body position. Profile left
  31. 31. Question 25 An actor who is facing completely upstage is standing in which body position? Full back
  32. 32. Question 26 Proper audience etiquette includes doing what at the end of a performance? Applauding politely
  33. 33. Question 27 What is “improvisation?” Making things up off the top of your head; not scripted
  34. 34. Question 28 Why is GUM prohibited in the theater and the theater classroom? Performers don’t have proper pronunciation with gum in their mouths.
  35. 35. Question 29 What are two noises/sounds that audience members are PROHIBITED from making during a performance? Talking, commenting, whistling, cat calls, etc.
  36. 36. Question 30 Name the three main types of stages. Proscenium, thrust, and arena.

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