ENGL 102 Test 3

ENGL 102 Test 3 Liberty University

Set 1

  1. Choose one word that best describes how the speaker feels about those of whom he speaks.
  2. Choose one word that best describes how GOD feels about those about whom He speaks.
  3. In context, the excerpt depicts Everyman as __________.
  4. Which of the following best summarizes the image of the world depicted in the excerpt?
  5. In context, the phrase “Everyman … liveth beastly” means that
  6. Jokasta is Teiresias’ sister.
  7. In Greek theater, actors dressed behind a circular curtain.
  8. Sophocles was Rome’s most prolific tragic playwright.
  9. Greek theatrical performances included a replica of Dionysus on stage.
  10. Match the following:
  11. All actors in Greek drama were male.
  12. Antigone and Ismene are Oedipus’ daughter and son, respectively.
  13. Aeschylus and Sophocles used the annual March festival that Pisistratus instituted in 534 B.C. to initiate many contributions to the development of drama.
  14. Miracle plays became obsolete largely from the re-emergence of Roman models of drama.
  15. The character, Othello, only fits two of Aristotle’s three criteria for a tragic hero.
  16. Teiresias tells Oedipus that he (Oedipus) will be “A blind man/a penniless man, who/will go tapping the strange earth with his staff.”
  17. Antiquated drama grew out of the religious ceremonies of the ancient Greeks.
  18. Principal characters can be static, i.e., unchanged by the plot’s events.
  19. Comedy exposes and ridicules human folly. It makes us laugh.
  20. Everyman scourges himself to avoid purgatory.
  21. Everyman states in the play Everyman: “O that is a simple advice indeed! / Gentle fellow, help me in my necessity; / We have loved long, and now I need, / And now, gentle Fellowship, remember me.”
    This excerpt suggests that Everyman and Fellowship have been friends for a long time.  They have “loved long.” Fellowship’s unwillingness to help or tarry with Everyman in his time of need (“necessity”) is unexpected and disappointing.  This is an example of ___________.
  22. Everyman states in the play Everyman: “O that is a simple advice indeed! / Gentle fellow, help me in my necessity; / We have loved long, and now I need, / And now, gentle Fellowship, remember me.”
    Based on the fact that Fellowship is not willing to help or tarry with Everyman in his time of need (“necessity”), one can argue that Fellowship is only interested in _________________.
  23. In the play Oedipus the Chorus say: “Alas the seed of men./…/ That breathe on void and are void / And exist and do not exist?”  In context, what does the second line—“That breathe on void and are void”—literally mean?
  24. The choral division known as strophe functions as echo.
  25. Oedipus tells Kreon to give Jokasta (a)
  26. Ancient Greek drama used the deus ex machina.
  27. Decoration is a possible use for a setting.
  28. The end of a Greek play is called Exodos.
  29. Aristotle, the Greek critic, said that a tragic hero could either be a nobleman or a common man.
  30. Arion added an actor to the chorus’ music and dancing.
  31. In the play Oedipus the Chorus say: “Majestic Oedipus! / No prince in Thebes had ever such renown, / No prince won such grace of power. / And now of all men ever known / Most pitiful is this man’s story: / His fortunes are most changed, his state / Fallen to a low slave’s / Ground under bitter fate.”  In context, what has happened to Oedipus?
  32. In a carefully crafted Greek play, no god ever actively impacts the outcome of a hero’s challenges.
  33. In classical drama, “Orchestra” meant a place of dance.
  34. Tragic plots are less likely than comic plots to exhibit the high degree of organic unity – of logical cause-and-effect progression- that Aristotle required of tragedy.
  35. Aeschylus was a student of Sophocles.
  36. Miracle plays used variety in subject matter and plot.
  37. The play Oedipus opens with the following speech by Oedipus: “… Children,/ I would not have you speak trough messengers, / And therefore I have come myself to hear you- / I, Oedipus, who bear the famous name. / (To a Priest.) You, there, since you are the eldest in the company, / Speak for them all, tell me what preys upon you.”  The “Priest” may be described as
  38. The beggar in “Quem Quoeritis” pleads that he be included in Christ’s resurrection.
  39. Everyman states in the play Everyman: “ O gracious God, in the high seat celestial, / Have mercy on me in this most need; / Shall I have no company from this vale terrestrial / Of mine acquaintance that way to me lead?”
    In this excerpt, Everyman pleads to God for ________.
  40. The Greek chorus was sometimes used to interpret action and intent.
  41. Ancient drama grew out of the religious ceremonies of the ancient Greeks.
  42. Death tells Everyman to take a long journey and to bring with him
  43. Strength speaks in Everyman saying: “You spend your speech and waste your brain.” In context, this means that
  44. Oedipus asks Kreon to kill him, since suicide would be blasphemy against the gods.
  45. Antigone and Ismene are Oedipus’ sons.
  46. The chorus in Greek drama always remains on stage.
  47. Goods says in the play Everyman: “For my love is contrary to the love everlasting. / But if thou had loved moderately during, / As, to the poor give part of me, / Then shouldst thou not in this dolour be, / Nor in this great sorrow care.” What does he mean?
  48. A “tragic flaw” always results in a complete loss.
  49. Morality plays bridged the gap between Medieval drama and _____.
  50. Messenger speaks in Everyman saying: “I pray you all give your audience, / And here [hear] this matter with reverence, / By figure a moral play- / The Summoning of Everyman called it is,”
    In context, the statement that the play is “By figure a moral play” means that

Set 2

  1. Death’s vow to search for “both great and small,” never to relax at any point, means that
  2. Why does Death use the word cruelly?
  3. In context, the excerpt depicts Everyman as __________.
  4. Choose one word that best explains why the people have rejected the “multitude of mercy” offered by the speaker?
  5. According to the excerpt, __________.
  6. The end of a Greek play is called Exodos.
  7. Everyman scourges himself to avoid purgatory.
  8. Phoibus/Apollo is the god of _____.
  9. Sophocles’ Oedipus Rexbegins in medias res, with earlier events told later.
  10. “Quem Quoeritis” includes an exchange between Holy Women and Jesus.
  11. The name “Oedipus” means swollen hand.
  12. A function of the Greek chorus was to reveal the lead character’s thoughts.
  13. Decoration is a possible use for a setting.
  14. In Greek theater, a play’s divisions centered at two points: the entrance and exit of the chorus.
  15. In 1210, Pope Innocent III moved drama from the wagon processionals into the church buildings.
  16. According to the messenger in Everyman, the actual title of the play is:
  17. English drama began as an aid to church liturgy.
  18. The play Everyman opens with a statement by Messenger that the “intent” of the play is “gracious / And sweet to bear away.”  This means the purpose of the play is
  19. Sophocles served Athens as an elected general in the army.
  20. Too much violence is depicted on stage in Oedipus Rex.
  21. Choose the incorrect statement.
  22. According to Aristotle, the tragic hero is good and his fall results from an act of _____
  23. The play Oedipus opens with the following speech by Oedipus: “… Children, / I would not have you speak trough messengers, / And therefore I have come myself to hear you- / I, Oedipus, who bear the famous name.” What is Oedipus’ perception of himself in this speech?
  24. In the play Oedipus the Chorus say: “Alas the seed of men./…/ That breathe on void and are void / And exist and do not exist?”  In context, what does the second line—“That breathe on void and are void”—mean?
  25. Oedipus Rex distinguishes itself from the typical classical plot by presenting a complicated circumstance in order to show that life is complicated.
  26. The Greeks were a war-like culture and enjoyed seeing bloodshed on the stage.
  27. Miracle plays allow for a wider array of characters than do classical dramas.
  28. Greek theatre was limited to three actors, although a dramatist could use as many mute actors as he wished.
  29. Sophocles attempted to individualize (make more human) the heroes of Greek drama.
  30. With the decline and fall of Rome, drama – either as an institution or a literature – ceased to exist.
  31. Ancient drama grew out of the religious ceremonies of the ancient Greeks.
  32. Desdemona is as dishonest as Iago.
  33. Othello’s major tragic flaws are his jealousy and too trusting nature.
  34. In the play Oedipus the Chorus say: “Majestic Oedipus! / No prince in Thebes had ever such renown, / No prince won such grace of power. / And now of all men ever known / Most pitiful is this man’s story: / His fortunes are most changed, his state / Fallen to a low slave’s / Ground under bitter fate.”  In context, what has happened to Oedipus?
  35. In Greek theater, dramatic passages of intense grief or joy were always sung.
  36. Oedipus Rex distinguishes itself from the typical classical plot by indicating what can happen to those who disobey, mock, or disbelieve the gods.
  37. Goods states in the play Everyman: “Who calleth me? Everyman? What hast thou hast! / I lie here in corners, trussed and piled so high, / And in chest I am locked so fast, / Also sacked in bags, thou mayst see with thine eye, / I cannot stir; in packs low I lie. / What would ye have, lightly me say.”
    Words and phrases such as “trussed,” “locked,” “sacked in bags,” and “cannot stir” allude to someone who is
  38. The church was instrumental in breaking up ancient pagan drama.
  39. Morality plays flourished until late in the nineteenth century.
  40. Othello is known to be honest, open, sincere, and overly trusting.
  41. Bolbus and Nerope are the childless couple in Oedipus Rex who adopt a child.
  42. Kreon and Teiresias (in the play Oedipus Rex) are a good example of the use of mute actors in ancient Greek drama.
  43. Aeschylus was a student of Sophocles.
  44. Oedipus killed Jokasta.
  45. Goods says in the play Everyman: “For my love is contrary to the love everlasting. / But if thou had loved moderately during, / As, to the poor give part of me, / Then shouldst thou not in this dolour be, / Nor in this great sorrow care.”  What advice does Goods give Everyman in this passage?
  46. A messenger tells Oedipus that the king’s (Oedipus’s) father, _____, is dead.
  47. The major characters in Shakespeare’s tragedies are influenced by Aristotle’s concept of tragic hero.
  48. Match the following:
  49. Aristotle said that limiting the events of the plot of a play to one revolution of the sun (24 hours) made the play rather unrealistic.
  50. Greek theatrical performances included a replica of Dionysus on stage.
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