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1.     Oral interpretation is used to communicate _______________________, _____________________, and the ____________________________ of a piece of literature.
     ideas/ feelings/ mood
2.     The oral interpreter acts as a(n) ______________________________.
3.     What can be used to make a performance "spring to life"?
     gestures/ facial expressions/ accents/ dialects/ voice inflections
4.     Oral interpreters usually wear a costume of some sort. True or false?
5.     Why is the manuscript usually enclosed in a solid black binder?
     In this way, attention will not be drawn away from the interpreter.
6.     Interpreting literature can help a student to discover both the intellectual and ___________________ meanings of a particular work.
7.     What are some common forms of oral interpretation?
     dramatic presentations/ humorous interpretations/ reader's theater performances
8.     In prose interpretation, there is a recitation from what?
     a novel, a novella, a short story, or an essay
9.     The interpreter may extract portions of the presentation from different parts of a novel, and piece them together. True or false?
10.     The entire interpretive presentation must come from one source. True or false?
11.     Poetry is never suitable for oral interpretation. True or false?
12.     What are the three stages involved in preparing and delivering an oral interpretation?
     selection of material/ rehearsal process/ performance
13.     What's an "anthology"?
     a collection of works of literature
14.     Your performance should appear natural and ___________________________.
15.     What are the four phases of the rehearsal process?
     analysis/ introduction/ memorization/ choreography
16.     While you are analyzing your piece, what are some questions that you should ask yourself?
     What is the purpose of the material?/ Why did the author write it?/ What sort of characters are involved?/ How are the characters related to one another?/ What is the mood of the material?/ What type of language is used?
17.     Your introduction should be ___________________________________________________ ___________________ and ___________________________________.
     a brief statement designed to grab the audience's attention, set the proper mood, and provide an idea of what to expect
18.     How long should the introduction last?
     between 30 seconds and one minute
19.     To what does "choreography" refer?
     to specific vocal qualities, facial expressions, and gestures
20.     One hand must hold the ______________________.
21.     What are the seven elements of the performance?
     volume/ rate of speech/ pronunciation/ voice quality/ physical expressions/ eye contact/ appearance
22.     "Volume" is the ____________________ or _______________________ of your voice.
     loudness/ softness
23.     Why is it important to pronounce words correctly?
     Mispronounced words detract from the performance by distracting the audience.
24.     Mistakes lessen __________________________________.
25.     Reinforce the expression in your voice with _____________________________________.
     physical expressions
26.     Eye contact makes the audience feel ______________________________________________.
     connected to the material
27.     What kind of clothing should you wear during your performance?
     conservative clothing that will not distract the audience
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