CLEP Humanities : Identifying Titles, Authors, or Schools of Nineteenth-Century Drama

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Example Question #1 : Identifying Titles, Authors, Or Schools Of Nineteenth Century Drama

Gilbert and Sullivan were known for writing what kind of works?

Possible Answers:

Comic operas

Novels

Epic poems

Tragedies

Histories

Correct answer:

Comic operas

Explanation:

W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan were a librettist and composer, respectively, who began teaming up in the 1870s to write comic operas. Throughout the next few decades, Gilbert and Sullivan wrote some of the most well known works of theater, including The Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S. Pinafore, and The Mikado. Gilbert and Sullivan's work highly influenced the development of musical theater in the twentieth century.

Example Question #1 : Identifying Titles, Authors, Or Schools Of Nineteenth Century Drama

Who wrote A Doll's House and Ghosts?

Possible Answers:

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Henrik Ibsen

Nora Helmer

Henry James

Helene Alving

Correct answer:

Henrik Ibsen

Explanation:

Henrik Ibsen wrote both of the plays Ghosts and A Doll's House. He was a 19th century Norwegian playwright. He is sometimes called the "father of realism."

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