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Question 1: ________ and political satire use ironic comedy to portray persons or social institutions as ridiculous or corrupt, thus alienating their audience from the object of humor.
Play (theatre)PoetryNovelSatire

Question 2: Commedia dell'arte, as practiced in the twentieth-century by ________, Vsevolod Meyerhold and Jacques Copeau
Giulietto ChiesaFrancesco CossigaDario FoJesse Ventura

Question 3: Comedy of intrigue, as practiced by Niccolò Machiavelli and ________
SpainFrancisco de QuevedoLope de VegaLuis de Góngora

Question 4: Farce, from Georges Feydeau to Joe Orton and ________
Way UpstreamAlan AyckbournBy JeevesThe Revengers' Comedies

Question 5: ________, as practiced by Aristophanes and Menander
TragedyAncient Greek comedyDramaDionysia

Question 6: [4] ________, in his Poetics, states that comedy originated in Phallic songs and the light treatment of the otherwise base and ugly.
Bertrand RussellEmpiricismAristotlePlato

Question 7: Comedy is one of the original four genres of literature as defined by the philosopher ________ in his work called Poetics.
AristotleEmpiricismBertrand RussellPlato

Question 8: It has also been held that the feeling of superiority is an essential, if not the essential, factor: thus ________ speaks of laughter as a "sudden glory".
PlatoGottfried LeibnizThomas HobbesImmanuel Kant

Question 9: Citizen comedy, as practiced by Thomas Dekker, Thomas Middleton and ________
William ShakespeareBen Jonson foliosBen JonsonEnglish Renaissance theatre

Question 10: ________, from Music hall and Vaudeville to Performance art
BurlesqueEnglandBurlesque (genre)United Kingdom

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