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1
Of the character types below, which type is described as being "larger than life"?
A)quintessential or representative
B)stock
C)characters with a dominant trait
D)extraordinary
2
Of the character types below, which type is described as "typical or ordinary"?
A)quintessential or representative
B)stock
C)characters with a dominant trait
D)extraordinary
3
Of the character types below, which type is described as exemplifying "one characteristic to the exclusion of virtually everything else"?
A)quintessential or representative
B)stock
C)characters with a dominant trait
D)extraordinary
4
Of the character types below, which type is described as representing one "humor"?
A)quintessential or representative
B)stock
C)characters with a dominant trait
D)extraordinary
5
Of the following, which best describes the role of minor characters?
A)the lead characters around whom most of the action takes place
B)characters who talk directly to the audience
C)characters who play a small part in the overall action
D)none of these
6
Of the following character types, which type is written specifically to speak directly to the audience?
A)stock
B)characters with a dominant trait
C)extraordinary
D)narrator
7
Menander was known for creating nonhuman characters in ancient Greek drama.
A)true
B)false, it was Aeschylus
C)false, it was Aristophanes
D)false, it was Sophocles
8
The main character in a play and her chief opponent are known as:
A)protagonist and antagonist
B)hero and villain
C)hero and protagonist
D)protagonist and villain
9
Playwrights sometimes introduce a secondary character who may serve as a foil or counterpart to the main character. This best describes which of the following character types?
A)protagonist
B)extraordinary character
C)contrasting character
D)narrator
10
Blanche DuBois is a famous dramatic character is which play?
A)Death of a Salesman
B)A Streetcar Named Desire
C)Angels in America
D)King Lear
11
Some characters fall halfway between major and minor characters. Which of the following Shakespearean character(s) fit(s) this description?
A)Hamlet
B)Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
C)King Lear
D)Romeo
12
In the Italian form Commedia dell'arte, actors were given a scenario for the play, which they performed by improvising or inventing words and actions.
A)True
B)False
13
Nonhuman characters are not restricted to animals; they can also be ideas.
A)True
B)False







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