A drama is different from a short story because it has
| A.||major and minor characters.|
| B.||acts and stage directions.|
| C.||plot and dialogue.|
| D.||setting and mood.|
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is considered a tragedy because it involves
| A.||a great love or a major war.|
| B.||a fool who provides comic relief.|
| C.||a main character who suffers a downfall.|
| D.||numerous characters who are humiliated or destroyed.|
Click on the letter of the word that means about the same as the underlined word.
The victims of the recent hurricane remained hopeful despite their adversity.
In Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio provides a strong contrast to Romeo. In dramatic terms, Mercutio’s character is known as
| A.||a tragic hero.|
| B.||a protagonist.|
| C.||an antagonist.|
| D.||a foil.|
When Romeo and Juliet meet on her balcony in Act 2, Scene 2 of Shakespeare’s play, Juliet declares,
My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee.
These lines contain a figure of speech known as
In Act 4 of Romeo and Juliet, Juliet is alone in her bedroom, deciding whether or not to take the potion that Friar Laurence has given her. She delivers a long speech that begins “Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again. . .” This type of dramatic device is called a soliloquy.
At the conclusion of Romeo and Juliet, the Prince states,
See what a scourge is laid upon your hate,
That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love.
Based on this passage, you could infer that one theme of the play is
| A.||true love can overcome all obstacles.|
| B.||misfortune can strike at any time.|
| C.||hatred can lead to death.|
| D.||enemies can become friends.|
When the reader or audience of a play knows something that the characters do not, it is called verbal irony.
Anton Chekhov’s The Bear is considered a farce because it features all of the following EXCEPT
| A.||a light or amusing subject.|
| B.||realistic characters and events.|
| C.||physical humor.|
| D.||exaggerated language and responses.|
Analyzing cause-and-effect relationships within a play means
| A.||examining how an event leads to other events in a play.|
| B.||identifying the order of events within a play.|
| C.||linking the characters and events of a play to your own experiences.|
| D.||making educated guesses about the play’s characters.|