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Drama Movies Quiz

Tests comprehension and vocabulary from EnglishClub's Drama Movies History and Vocabulary page. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.

1. Drama movies are often about a central _______ that's solved before the movie ends.

a) solution b) character c) mystery

2. What do we call the mix of anxiety and excitement we feel when we don't know what will happen next?

a) suspense b) suspicion c) excitation

3. The Godfather and Goodfellas are famous examples of which drama movie sub-genre?

the murder mystery
the gangster movie
the family drama
a) the murder mystery b) the gangster movie c) the family drama

4. A movie that tells the story of someone's trial before a judge or jury is called

a prison drama
a courtroom drama
a police drama
a) a prison drama b) a courtroom drama c) a police drama

5. Dramas made for pure entertainment _______ touch on serious issues like corruption, racism or domestic violence.

a) always b) often c) rarely

6. Mainstream cinemas didn't show _______ until 2005 when Brokeback Mountain was released.

same-sex romances
teen romances
Western romances
a) same-sex romances b) teen romances c) Western romances

7. Which term can refer to one of several stories told in the same movie?

plot line
action line
thematic line
a) plot line b) action line c) thematic line

8. Which can mean a sad story or a story with an unhappy ending?

a) romance b) tragedy c) misery

9. A movie that tells a "coming-of-age" story is usually about

young children
old people
a) young children b) old people c) teenagers

10. Which is based on the life story of a real person?

a documentary
a docudrama
a biopic
a) a documentary b) a docudrama c) a biopic

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.