MCQs on Drama and Theater - 12

1. The famous American Play “The Adding Machine” is written by

(A) Arthur Miller
(B) Edward Albee
(C) Elmer Rice
(D) Eugene O’Neill



2. Assertion (A): The encounter with the tradition has given rise to new contemporary Indian Theatre.
Reason (R): The directors were prompted by quest for identity and search for roots.

Codes:

(A) Both (A) and (R) are false.
(B) (A) is true, (R) is false.
(C) (R) is true, (A) is false.
(D) Both (A) and (R) are true.



3. Match items in List – I with List – II

List – I
List – II

a. Theatre and its Double
i. Antoine Andre
b. Theatre Libre
ii. Herold Pinter
c. Theatre within Theatre
iii. Artaud Antonin
d. Theatre of the Absurd
iv. Pirandello Luigi

Codes:

       a b c d
(A) iv i ii iii
(B) i ii iii iv
(C) iii i iv ii
(D) ii iii i iv



4. Which is the correct sequence?

(A) Creating a Role, the Empty Space, Theatre of the Oppressed, the Floating Islands
(B) The Floating Islands, the Empty Space, Creating a Role, Theatre of the Oppressed
(C) Theatre of the Oppressed, Creating A Role, the Floating Islands, the Empty Space
(D) The Empty Space, The Floating Islands, Creating a Role, Theatre of the oppressed



5. Parsi Theatre’s famous Urdu Play ‘Bazm-e-Fani’ (The Transitory Assembly) was a reworking of Shakespeare’s

(A) Hamlet
(B) Midsummer Night’s Dream
(C) Merchant of Venice
(D) Romeo and Juliet



6. Put in correct chronology in the context of their Geographical aspect from North to South:

(A) Kutiyattam, Nautanki, Bhand Jashna, Yakshagana, Maach
(B) Bhand Jashna, Maach, Nautanki, Yakshagana, Kutiyattam
(C) Nautanki, Yakshagana, Kutiyattam, Maach, Bhand Jashna
(D) Bhand Jashna, Nautanki, Maach, Yakshagana, Kutiyattam



7. The two materials with which the Director works to express the play are

(A) Lines and Colours
(B) Sound and Sight
(C) Actor and Stage
(D) Voice and Speech



8. Which is the correct sequence of the following equipments on the stage?

(A) Grand Drapery, Act Curtain, Tormentors, Teaser
(B) Act Curtain, Tormentors, Teaser, Grand Drapery
(C) Tormentors, Grand Drapery, Act Curtain, Teaser
(D) Teaser, Tormentors, Grand Drapery, Act Curtain



9. Match the items in List – I with the items in List – II:

List – I
List – II

a. Traditions of Indian Theatre
i. Balwant Gargi
b. Performance Tradition in India
ii. Farley Richmond
c. Folk Theatre of India
iii. Suresh Awasthi
d. Indian Theatre
iv. M.L. Varadapande

Codes:

       a b c d
(A) iii iv ii i
(B) ii i iii iv
(C) iv iii i ii
(D) i ii iv iii



10. Assertion (A): Theatre director should have knowledge on Art and Craft.
Reason (R): Because he has to coordinate the technical and artistic elements during the production process.

Codes:

(A) (A) is true (R) is false
(B) (A) is false (R) is true
(C) (A) is true (R) is true
(D) (A) is false and (R) is false



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