The distinction between sociodramatic play and creative dramatics is that: (Points : 2) Sociodramatic play involves pretend activities;

The distinction between sociodramatic play and creative dramatics is that: (Points : 2)       Sociodramatic play involves pretend activities; creative dramatics involves real life events

Sociodramatic play involves fantasy; creative dramatics involves a script

Sociodramatic play involves pretend activities; creative dramatics is a more complex activity

Sociodramatic play is more structured than creative dramatics

2. The dramatic arts involve three of Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences. (Points : 2)

Kinesthetic, spatial and linguistic

Logical, naturalistic and dramatic

Existential, modernistic and artistic

Intrapersonal, extra personal and interpersonal

3. One of the strengths of creative drama is the opportunity for small group work. In drama, children can: (Points : 2)

Plan ahead so they will not need to learn to think on their feet

Interact and communicate to create a community of ideas, images, and actions

Focus on developing a monologue so they will not have to adjust to others

Prepare a speech to present before an audience

4. The long term benefits of creative drama include: (Points : 2)

Independent thinking, problem-solving, collaboration skills

Empathy for others, development of imagination, expanding oral language

developing values, understanding of self, learning to make decisions

All of the above


5. A simple way to involve children in nonthreatening drama experiences is to use participation stories. These are stories that have: (Points : 2)

chants, sound effect, and repeated phrases

Have lines for children to memorize

Invite children to participate

A and C


6. Geraldine Siks, a leading authority on children’s drama, believes that young children up to the age eleven should: (Points : 2)

Participate only in informal drama

Learn to perform a play perfectly for parents to enjoy

Learn to recite memorized lines

Understand complex plots and character development

7. According to your text, storytelling provides: (Points : 2)

An opportunity for children to visualize characters

An opportunity for children to visualize events

An opportunity to listen to stories without the use of written text

All of the above


8. Research has identified specific benefits of storytelling to young children. (Points : 2)

When children listen to stories told, it increases their comprehension of the story

When children listen to stories told, they identify more elements of the sequence

When children listen to stories told, they are more fluent in their retellings

All of the above

9. Reader’s Theater, a relatively new concept in the creative arts, is appropriate for: (Points : 2)


Older children who are able to read fluently



10. All members of the drama community should: (Points : 2)

be respected and listen carefully to others

Be able to contribute ideas and solve problems collaboratively

Operate by democratic values and care about the feelings of others

All of the above

11. Creative dramatics provides the bridge that Vygotsky believed was necessary for learning and included: (Points : 2)

Internalization of knowledge.

Communication that did not occur.

Social interaction and feedback.

Both A and C.

All of the above.

12. Children with special needs can enjoy participating in creative drama in the early childhood classroom because: (Points : 2)

It is process focused, involves improvisation, and is guided by the leader.

There are few opportunities to work together with classmates.

It is not necessary for them to speak for the characters.

It discourages movement and actions.

All of the above.

13. When young children are working together on a drama they are involved in: (Points : 2)

Finding a time and place for the drama to happen.

Creating the exact words of the characters.

The production rather than the process.

Creating a storyline, events, and conclusion.

All of the above.


14. The research of Dorothy and Jerome Singer and others has found that children who are involved in creative dramatics are: (Points : 2)

Advanced in their oral language and better able to communicate their ideas verbally.

More skilled in oral language but less able to listen to the ideas of others.

Similar to the children who have not had experiences with drama.

Less interested in language and literacy experiences.

All of the above.

15. Attending a live theater performance can be appropriate for young children if: (Points : 2)

The story is meaningful for the children.

It does not include music and dance.

The production is filled with action.

Both A and C.

None of the above.

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