Drama Unit Pre-Assessment
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by Sarah Smith
| 21 Questions
Note from the author:
Elements of Drama Pre-Assessment
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1. There are FIVE stages of plot. Choose them from the list below:
A Soliliquoy
B Falling Action
C Resolution
D Exposition
E Monologue
F Stage Directions
G Rising Action
H Climax/Turning Point
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2. A kind of literature that is written to be performed by actors for an audience is a...
A novel
B story
C informational text
D drama
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3. In a drama, the plot and characters are developed primarily through...
A cheers from the audience
B text features
C dialogue and action
D unique stanzas
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4. Plot is...
A a series of related events that make up a story.
B a struggle between a character and an opposing force.
C the time and place in which a story occurs.
D a person or an animal in a literary work.
E the words characters speak.
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5. A character is...
A a series of related events that make up a story.
B a struggle between a character and an opposing force.
C the time and place in which a story occurs.
D a person or an animal in a literary work.
E the words characters speak.
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6. Conflict is...
A a series of related events that make up a story.
B a struggle between a character and an opposing force.
C the time and place in which a story occurs.
D a person or an animal in a literary work.
E the words characters speak.
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7. Dialogue is...
A a series of related events that make up a story.
B a struggle between a character and an opposing force.
C the time and place in which a story occurs.
D a person or an animal in a literary work.
E the words characters speak.
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8. Setting is...
A a series of related events that make up a story.
B a struggle between a character and an opposing force.
C the time and place in which a story occurs.
D a person or an animal in a literary work.
E the words characters speak.
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9. The definition of an aside is...
A written instructions about how actors should move and behave.
B a section of a play in which all of the events occur in one place at one time.
C a speech in which a character speaks to a silent or absent listener in a moment of deep emotion.
D a special type of speech when a character is alone on stage and whose words reveal what he or she is thinking.
E a character makes a brief remark to the audience or to another character, that others on the stage do not hear.
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10. The definition of stage directions is...
A written instructions about how actors should move and behave.
B a section of a play in which all of the events occur in one place at one time.
C a speech in which a character speaks to a silent or absent listener in a moment of deep emotion.
D a special type of speech when a character is alone on stage and whose words reveal what he or she is thinking.
E a character makes a brief remark to the audience or to another character, that others on the stage do not hear.
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11. The definition of a monologue is...
A written instructions about how actors should move and behave.
B a section of a play in which all of the events occur in one place at one time.
C a speech in which a character speaks to a silent or absent listener in a moment of deep emotion.
D a special type of speech when a character is alone on stage and whose words reveal what he or she is thinking.
E a character makes a brief remark to the audience or to another character, that others on the stage do not hear.
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12. The definition of a soliliquoy is...
A written instructions about how actors should move and behave.
B a section of a play in which all of the events occur in one place at one time.
C a speech in which a character speaks to a silent or absent listener in a moment of deep emotion.
D a special type of speech when a character is alone on stage and whose words reveal what he or she is thinking.
E a character makes a brief remark to the audience or to another character, that others on the stage do not hear.
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13. The definition of a scene is...
A written instructions about how actors should move and behave.
B a section of a play in which all of the events occur in one place at one time.
C a speech in which a character speaks to a silent or absent listener in a moment of deep emotion.
D a special type of speech when a character is alone on stage and whose words reveal what he or she is thinking.
E a character makes a brief remark to the audience or to another character, that others on the stage do not hear.
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14. How is drama different from other kinds of fiction?
A Drama can have only one setting. Other kinds of fiction can have many settings.
B Drama has a plot. Other kinds of fiction use monologues instead of plots.
C Drama has more characters than other kinds of fiction.
D Drama is written to be performed by actors for an audience.
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15. What is the primary purpose of drama?
A to help readers visualize the text
B to entertain with a compelling story
C to allow actors to perform in front of a live audience
D to tell stories from the past
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16. Which of the following elements are unique to drama?
A characters, stage directions, scenes
B conflict, setting, characters
C stage directions, scenes, monologue
D dialogue, plot, setting
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17. What is the difference between dialogue and monologue?
A Dialogue is conversation between two or more characters. In a monologue, one character speaks alone.
B Monologue is conversation between two characters. Dialogue is conversation between three or more characters.
C Dialogue is conversation between two or more characters. Monologues appear only in novels.
D Dialogue is conversation between only two characters. In a monologue, one character speaks alone.
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18. Why does a playwright include stage directions in a script?
A to provide information about the time period in which a play is set
B to provide information about how the dialogue in a play should be spoken
C to provide information about how the play should look to the audience
D to provide information about the setting, characters, dialogue, and appearance of a play
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