Praxis II Theatre (5641) Test Questions

1. What is the theatrical term for the placement and movements of the actors on stage?

  1. Blocking
  2. Tracking
  3. Spacing
  4. Slotting

2. Molière is considered one of the chief dramatists of the _____ period in theatre.

  1. Romantic
  2. Greek
  3. Neoclassical
  4. Realist


3. In a theatre, who is responsible for the ushers?

  1. Artistic director
  2. Floor director
  3. House manager
  4. Stage manager

4. What is the name of the large curtain behind the stage that hides the backstage and stage sides?

  1. Cyclorama
  2. Proscenium
  3. Stage door
  4. Precipice

5. What form of theatre is characterized by simplicity and the use of different masks to display emotion?

  1. Farce
  2. Noh
  3. Commedia dell’arte
  4. Kabuki

6. Aesthetic perception is:

  1. Ability to appreciate creativity
  2. Understanding expressions of beauty
  3. Interpreted using touch
  4. All of the above

7. List some characteristics of creative expression.

  1. Instinctive
  2. Imaginative
  3. Powerful
  4. Humorous

8. The themes used in all fine art are:

  1. Universal
  2. Uniform
  3. Interpretive
  4. Indescribable

9. Why are themes in art important?

  1. Present a coherent idea
  2. Disconnect people
  3. To change the past
  4. Discourage organization

10. Theater includes:

  1. Modern and Baroque
  2. Orchestra
  3. Actors impersonating characters
  4. All of the above

11. Historically early theater included:

  1. Comedies
  2. Dinner theater
  3. Mythological creatures
  4. Science fiction

12. Which of the following is not part of Chinese theater?

  1. Pear Garden
  2. No Drama
  3. Zaju
  4. Beijing Opera

13. Which terms describe the physical appearance of the stage?

  1. Scenic picture
  2. Stage fashion
  3. Set design
  4. Production quality

14. Costume design includes:

  1. Clothing
  2. Props
  3. Lighting
  4. Make-up

15. Lighting design enhances the production by:

  1. Changing direction
  2. Altering perception
  3. Setting the mood
  4. Describing an event

Praxis II Theatre Test Answer Key