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Deus ex machina: Quiz


Question 1: Poetics with Tractatus Coislinianus, Reconstruction of Poetics II and the Fragments of the On Poets. By ________.
AristotleBertrand RussellPlatoEmpiricism

Question 2: But this is less of a modern example since The Threepenny Opera is based on The Beggar's Opera written in 1728 by ________.
Ambrose PhilipsJohn GayRobert WalpoleAlexander Pope

Question 3: Similarly, in the movie ________, the driads of the woods come alive to save the day at Aslan's roar.
The Horse and His BoyThe Silver ChairPrince CaspianThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Question 4: [3] The deus ex machina as Nietzsche saw it was symptomatic of ________ culture that valued knowledge over Dionysiac music and ultimately caused the death of tragedy:[4]

Question 5: Following Aristotle, Renaissance critics continued to view the deus ex machina as an inept plot device, although it continued to be employed by Renaissance dramatists; Shakespeare used the device in ________ and The Winter's Tale.

Question 6: In the novel ________, the boys are saved by the timely arrival of the navy captain, an example of a good use for the plot device.
Lord of the FliesWilliam GoldingThe SpireThe Double Tongue

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