ENGL 102 Test 3 Liberty University

  1. According to the excerpt,
  2. Death’s vow to search for “both great and small,” never to relax at any point, means that
  3. In context, the excerpt depicts Everyman as
  4. Why does Death use the word cruelly?
  5. Choose one word that best describes how the speaker feels about those of whom he speaks.
  6. 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.” The excerpt uses __________ as its organizing principle.
  7. Match the following: overstatement, pleasant-sounding, understatement, simile, cacophony
  8. Greek theater embraced a tradition in which a character was to be “a proud bearer of his fate.”
  9. Aeschylus was a student of Sophocles.
  10. “Hamartia” is a criminal act committed in ignorance of some material fact or even for the sake of greater good.
  11. Merope is the wife of Polybos.
  12. Greek theatre invented the drop-curtain device.
  13. “Quem Quoeritis” is the only extant Medieval English morality play.
  14. 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.” This excerpt uses visual imagery to show a pile of material wealth filling every space. By contrast and deductive reasoning, what is lacking?
  15. Othello becomes suspicious of Desdemona, because he is manipulated by Iago and the circumstances Iago creates for him.
  16. Oedipus Rex begins after a plague has begun.
  17. Which convention is a device for rolling out onto the stage evidence of actions which cannot be depicted on stage?
  18. Sophocles did not
  19. In classical drama, “Orchestra” meant a place of dance.
  20. Kreon and Teiresias (in the play Oedipus Rex) are a good example of the use of mute actors in ancient Greek drama.
  21. The area for acting in the Greek theater was a_______________ behind the orchestra circle.
  22. The doctor (teacher) in Everyman says that _____ will forsake you.
  23. Goods speaks in the play Everyman saying: “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.” An inanimate object, Goods, speaks in this excerpt.  This technique is called
  24. Episodic Bible stories were the sources of miracle plays.
  25. Decoration is a possible use for a setting.
  26. Morality plays bridged the gap between Medieval drama and
  27. Oedipus speaks of _____ as seer and student of mysteries.
  28. 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—“Thatbreathe on void and are void”—mean?
  29. Othello has a jealous nature.
  30. The name of the blind seer in Oedipus is Kreon.
  31. 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
  32. Elizabethan drama held to the single day theory of Classical drama.
  33. Functions of the Greek chorus do not
  34. Sophocles’ Oedipus Rexbegins in medias res, with earlier events told later.
  35. 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.
  36. Oedipus asks Kreon to kill him, since suicide would be blasphemy against the gods.
  37. “Quem Quoeritis” means “Whom Do You Seek.”
  38. Antigone and Ismene are Oedipus’ sons.
  39. Oedipus declares that he is no murderer.
  40. Arion added an actor to the chorus’ music and dancing.
  41. Oedipus Rex distinguishes itself from the typical classical plot by showing how a man might react in the worst of circumstances.
  42. The Lesson Outline indicates that there are three types of plot: the non-plot, theseries plot, and the climactic plot.
  43. According to Aristotle, the tragic hero is good and his fall results from an act of
  44. Thespis is the first poet known to insert choral works between verses.
  45. The chorus in Greek drama always remains on stage.
  46. Miracle plays became obsolete largely from the re-emergence of Roman models of drama.
  47. Desdemona is as dishonest as Iago.
  48. In the play Oedipus the Chorus make this remark about Oedipus: “Your splendor is all fallen / O naked brow of wrath and tears,/ O change of Oedipus!” In context, what has happened to Oedipus?
  49. Five Wits affirms the doctrine of transubstantiation.
  50. Oedipus’ daughters (in the play Oedipus Rex) are a good example of the use of mute actors in ancient Greek drama.

Set 2

  1. Which of the following best summarizes God’s admonition?
  2. In context, the excerpt depicts Everyman as
  3. Choose one word that best describes how the speaker feels about those of whom he speaks.
  4. In context, the phrase “Everyman … liveth beastly” means that
  5. Choose one word that best explains why the people have rejected the “multitude of mercy” offered by the speaker?
  6. Decoration is a possible use for a setting.
  7. Greek theater embraced a tradition in which a character was to be “a proud bearer of his fate.”
  8. Functions of the Greek chorus do not
  9. All actors in Greek drama were male.
  10. Aeschylus and Sophocles used the annual March festival that Pisistratus instituted in 534 B.C. to initiate many contributions to the development of drama.
  11. Sophocles was Rome’s most prolific tragic playwright.
  12. Phoibus/Apollo is the god of
  13. Oedipus Rex distinguishes itself from the typical classical plot by indicating what can happen to those who disobey, mock, or disbelieve the gods.
  14. The chorus in Greek drama always remains on stage.
  15. Foreshadowing is clues communicated by the playwright to indicate how the action of a play is going to develop.
  16. Aristotle, the Greek critic, said that a tragic hero should be a nobleman.
  17. In 1210, Pope Innocent III moved drama from the wagon processionals into the church buildings.
  18. The Greek scene (skene) building had no drop curtain.
  19. The turning point of Shakespeare’s plays usually occur in scene three or four in the third act.
  20. Knowledge warns Everyman of the sinfulness of many of the priests.
  21. Which character speaks last in Everyman?
  22. Choose the incorrect statement.
  23. 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.” The excerpt uses __________ as its organizing principle.
  24. The Greek stage was limited in the use of props and scenery.
  25. In Greek theater, dramatic passages of intense grief or joy were always sung.
  26. Oedipus’ daughters (in the play Oedipus Rex) are a good example of the use of mute actors in ancient Greek drama.
  27. “Quem Quoeritis” concerns the resurrection of Christ.
  28. According to the messenger in Everyman, the actual title of the play is:
  29. 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?
  30. Oedipus killed Jokasta.
  31. The area for acting in the Greek theater was a_______________ behind the orchestra circle.
  32. Sophocles did not
  33. In Everyman, Discretion is much like Faithful in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress.
  34. Arion added an actor to the chorus’ music and dancing.
  35. A “tragic flaw” always results in a complete loss.
  36. Everyman states in the play Everyman: “Alas, shall I have no longer respite? / I may say Death giveth no warning: / To think on thee, it maketh my heart sick, / For all unready is my book of reckoning.” Who or what is the speaker’s main problem?
  37. Antiquated drama grew out of the religious ceremonies of the ancient Greeks.
  38. 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
  39. Morality plays bridged the gap between Medieval drama and _____.
  40. “Quem Quoeritis” is the only extant Medieval English morality play.
  41. Greek theatre was limited to three actors, although a dramatist could use as many mute actors as he wished.
  42. Too much violence is depicted on stage in Oedipus Rex. Selected Answer: False
  43. Sophocles’ heroes develop into _____ bearers of their fate.
  44. With the decline and fall of Rome, drama – either as an institution or a literature – ceased to exist.
  45. The major characters in Shakespeare’s tragedies are influenced by Aristotle’s concept of tragic hero.
  46. A major purpose of Greek theatre was to beautify religious worship with art: singing, poetry, dancing, and acting.
  47. Principal characters can be static, i.e., unchanged by the plot’s events.
  48. Episodic Bible stories were the sources of miracle plays.
  49. Othello’s treatment of a character is more mature than merely having Othello be what circumstances direct.
  50. The play Oedipus closes with the following statement: “Let every man in mankind’s frailty / Consider his last day; and let none / Presume on his good fortune until he find / Life, at his death, a memory without pain.” Choose the best summary of this statement from the following choices: