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Read the questions below, and use the drop-down to choose the best answer for each question. When you have finished making your choices, click the SUBMIT button at the very bottom of the page to see your results.

The questions below are chosen randomly from the Book Lab, the Lyric Lab, and the Music Lab; simply to give you an idea of how the interactive test works in all of the labs.


The primary purpose of an outline is:

      A. to be well written and compelling.
      B. to help you interest collaborators in your idea.
      C. to tell us the action of the story by telling us what happens in every scene.
      D. to help you interest a producer in your show.
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Which line has prosody issues, if set to strict and absolutely regular music?

      A. The other night, from cares exempt,
      B. I slept. And what d'you think I dreamt?
      C. I dreamt that I had come
      D. To dwell in Topsy-Turveydom!
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The basic principals of storytelling:

      A. are different for plays and musicals.
      B. do not apply to musicals.
      C. are the same for plays and musicals.
      D. change every twenty years.
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What kind of motion makes up an authentic cadence?

      A. Subdominant to Tonic
      B. Tonic to Subdominant
      C. Dominant to Tonic
      D. Tonic to Dominant
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In She is a candle in the wind, what is being compared to what?

      A. She is being compared to a candle.
      B. The wind is being compared to a candle.
      C. This isn't a simile, and nothing is being compared to anything.
      D. A candle is being compared to the wind.
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The basic difference between Stranger and Neighbor exposition is:

      A. stranger exposition should be avoided in favor of neighbor exposition.
      B. stranger exposition refers to information shared between people who do not know each other, whereas neighbor exposition refers to information shared between people who do know each other
      C. stranger exposition is awkward and neighbor exposition is elegant.
      D. stranger exposition happens in Act One, and neighbor exposition happens in Act Two.
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What is an enharmonic equivalent?

      A. Two chords that sound alike
      B. Two names for the same chord
      C. Two names for the same note
      D. Two harmonies that sound alike
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