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Clifford Odets: Quiz


Question 1: that utilized a new acting technique, closely associated with the thinking of the Russian master ________.
Method actingMy Life in ArtAnton ChekhovConstantin Stanislavski

Question 2: At the urging of Group co-founder ________, he wrote Awake and Sing! in 1935.
Lee StrasbergStella AdlerYiddish theatreHarold Clurman

Question 3: He was a close friend of ________, who was also working in Hollywood during the 1940s.
Jean RenoirGrand Illusion (film)La BĂȘte Humaine (film)Partie de campagne

Question 4: In 1952, Odets was called before the ________ (HUAC).
House Un-American Activities CommitteeHarry S. TrumanCommunist Party USAYouth International Party

Question 5: Odets would soon move to ________ to begin writing for the screen as well as the stage.
New EnglandHollywood, Los Angeles, CaliforniaWestern United StatesUnited States

Question 6: Mainly due to the misgivings of Group leader ________, Awake and Sing! was not produced right away.
Elia KazanAl PacinoLee StrasbergActors Studio

Question 7: His first wife was Academy-Award winning actress Luise Rainer; his second wife was actress Bette Grayson, and he also had a relationship with actress ________.
Frances FarmerKim StanleyJessica LangeSeattle

Question 8: He disavowed his communist affiliations and cooperated by "naming names"; as a result, he did not share the fate of many of his colleagues who were ________.
Dalton TrumboBlacklistPhysicianHollywood blacklist

Question 9: (1957) ________ (screenplay)
Sweet Smell of SuccessWhisky Galore! (film)Don't Make WavesAlexander Mackendrick

Question 10: These plays, along with Odets's other major Group Theatre plays of the 1930s, are harsh criticisms of profiteers and exploitative economic systems during the ________.
Republican Party (United States)Great DepressionFederal Reserve SystemUnited States


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