Canadian Playwrights MCQs with Answer

Who wrote the iconic Canadian play “Anne of Green Gables: The Musical”?
a) Lorraine Hansberry
b) Margaret Atwood
c) Lucy Maud Montgomery
d) Judith Thompson
Answer: c) Lucy Maud Montgomery

Which Canadian playwright penned the play “The Drawer Boy,” a work that blends fiction and reality?
a) Michel Tremblay
b) Daniel MacIvor
c) Tomson Highway
d) Michael Healey
Answer: d) Michael Healey

Who wrote the play “The Monument,” which explores the complexities of forgiveness and justice?
a) David French
b) Morris Panych
c) Colleen Wagner
d) Judith Thompson
Answer: c) Colleen Wagner

Which Canadian playwright is known for the tragicomic play “The Shape of a Girl”?
a) Hannah Moscovitch
b) Joan MacLeod
c) Judith Thompson
d) Marie Clements
Answer: b) Joan MacLeod

Who wrote the play “Leaving,” which explores themes of family dynamics and aging?
a) Morris Panych
b) Sharon Pollock
c) Daniel MacIvor
d) Judith Thompson
Answer: c) Daniel MacIvor

“Where the Blood Mixes” is a play written by which Indigenous Canadian playwright?
a) Tomson Highway
b) Marie Clements
c) Drew Hayden Taylor
d) Michael Healey
Answer: b) Marie Clements

Who is known for the play “The Crackwalker,” which portrays the lives of marginalized individuals?
a) Sharon Pollock
b) Joan MacLeod
c) Judith Thompson
d) Judith Thompson
Answer: c) Judith Thompson

“The Drowning Girls” is a play co-created by three Canadian playwrights: Beth Graham, Daniela Vlaskalic, and who else?
a) Judith Thompson
b) Daniel MacIvor
c) Joan MacLeod
d) Charlie Tomlinson
Answer: a) Judith Thompson

Which Canadian playwright is known for “The Rez Sisters,” a play that explores Indigenous experiences?
a) Tomson Highway
b) David French
c) Michel Tremblay
d) Morris Panych
Answer: a) Tomson Highway

Who wrote the play “Billy Bishop Goes to War,” a Canadian classic that tells the story of a World War I pilot?
a) Michael Healey
b) John Gray
c) David French
d) John Murrell
Answer: b) John Gray

“The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum” is a play by which Canadian playwright?
a) Daniel MacIvor
b) David French
c) Joan MacLeod
d) Wendy Lill
Answer: b) David French

Who is known for the play “Half Life,” which explores themes of nuclear disaster and personal relationships?
a) Morris Panych
b) David French
c) John Murrell
d) John Mighton
Answer: c) John Murrell

Which Canadian playwright wrote “The Forbidden Phoenix,” a play that blends historical events and fantasy?
a) Michel Tremblay
b) Colleen Wagner
c) Tomson Highway
d) Marty Chan
Answer: d) Marty Chan

Who wrote the play “The Drawer Boy,” which draws inspiration from the lives of real farmers?
a) David French
b) Michael Healey
c) Morris Panych
d) Tomson Highway
Answer: b) Michael Healey

“Fireweed” is a play written by which Canadian playwright?
a) Maria Campbell
b) Sharon Pollock
c) Wendy Lill
d) David French
Answer: c) Wendy Lill

Who is known for the play “Innocence Lost: A Play about Steven Truscott,” which explores a Canadian legal case?
a) Judith Thompson
b) David French
c) Morris Panych
d) Marie Clements
Answer: a) Judith Thompson

“The Crackwalker” is a play by which Canadian playwright?
a) Sharon Pollock
b) Michel Tremblay
c) Judith Thompson
d) R. Murray Schafer
Answer: c) Judith Thompson

Who wrote “Gas Girls,” a play that tells the stories of women working in a World War I munitions factory?
a) Maria Campbell
b) Wendy Lill
c) Colleen Wagner
d) David French
Answer: b) Wendy Lill

Which Canadian playwright wrote “Paper Wheat,” a play that highlights the challenges faced by Ukrainian immigrants?
a) Sharon Pollock
b) David French
c) Maria Campbell
d) Victor Davies
Answer: a) Sharon Pollock

Who is known for the play “Lysistrata,” a modern adaptation of the classic Greek comedy?
a) Colleen Wagner
b) Ann-Marie MacDonald
c) Wendy Lill
d) Michel Tremblay
Answer: b) Ann-Marie MacDonald

“I Am For You” is a play by which Canadian playwright?
a) Michel Tremblay
b) David French
c) Hannah Moscovitch
d) George F. Walker
Answer: c) Hannah Moscovitch

Who wrote “Einstein’s Gift,” a play that explores the lives of physicists during World War II?
a) George F. Walker
b) Vern Thiessen
c) Sharon Pollock
d) Colleen Wagner
Answer: b) Vern Thiessen

Which Canadian playwright is known for the play “Nothing Sacred,” which delves into the world of televangelism?
a) George F. Walker
b) Michel Tremblay
c) Ann-Marie MacDonald
d) Morris Panych
Answer: a) George F. Walker

Who wrote “Naked At School,” a play that explores teenage sexuality and identity?
a) Morris Panych
b) John Mighton
c) Michel Tremblay
d) Ann-Marie MacDonald
Answer: d) Ann-Marie MacDonald

“Hosanna” is a play written by which Québécois playwright?
a) Michel Tremblay
b) Sharon Pollock
c) Colleen Wagner
d) Tomson Highway
Answer: a) Michel Tremblay

Who wrote the play “Oedipus Rex,” a modern adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy?
a) Sharon Pollock
b) Tomson Highway
c) Michel Tremblay
d) Colleen Wagner
Answer: a) Sharon Pollock

“The Waiting Room” is a play by which Canadian playwright?
a) Michel Tremblay
b) Morris Panych
c) Colleen Wagner
d) Tomson Highway
Answer: b) Morris Panych

Who wrote “Mama’s Slippers,” a play that offers a glimpse into the lives of Caribbean immigrants?
a) Morris Panych
b) Sharon Pollock
c) Michael Healey
d) Shyam Selvadurai
Answer: d) Shyam Selvadurai

Which Canadian playwright is known for “The Clean House,” a play that explores themes of love and loss?
a) Michel Tremblay
b) Colleen Wagner
c) Sarah Ruhl
d) Tomson Highway
Answer: c) Sarah Ruhl

“Lion in the Streets” is a play by which Canadian playwright?
a) Tomson Highway
b) Michel Tremblay
c) Sharon Pollock
d) Judith Thompson
Answer: d) Judith Thompson

Who is known for the play “Problem Child,” which explores themes of identity and self-discovery?
a) Tomson Highway
b) George F. Walker
c) Colleen Wagner
d) Hannah Moscovitch
Answer: b) George F. Walker

“Scorched” is a play by which Québécois playwright?
a) Michel Tremblay
b) Wajdi Mouawad
c) Sharon Pollock
d) Tomson Highway
Answer: b) Wajdi Mouawad

Who wrote the play “Governor General’s Award,” a satirical take on Canada’s highest literary honor?
a) David French
b) George F. Walker
c) Sharon Pollock
d) Colleen Wagner
Answer: b) George F. Walker

Which Canadian playwright is known for “Possible Worlds,” a play that delves into themes of parallel universes?
a) Tomson Highway
b) Michael Healey
c) John Mighton
d) John Mighton
Answer: c) John Mighton

Who wrote “Rice Boy,” a play that explores themes of racism and cultural identity?
a) Michel Tremblay
b) Tomson Highway
c) Sunil Kuruvilla
d) Sharon Pollock
Answer: c) Sunil Kuruvilla

“In on It” is a play written by which Canadian playwright?
a) Colleen Wagner
b) Daniel MacIvor
c) Michael Healey
d) David French
Answer: b) Daniel MacIvor

Who is known for the play “Cruel Tears,” which explores themes of addiction and recovery?
a) David French
b) George F. Walker
c) Tomson Highway
d) Colleen Wagner
Answer: b) George F. Walker

“Bannock Republic” is a play by which Canadian playwright?
a) Tomson Highway
b) Drew Hayden Taylor
c) Sharon Pollock
d) Hannah Moscovitch
Answer: b) Drew Hayden Taylor

Who wrote “What Lies Before Us,” a play that intertwines personal stories with historical events?
a) Sharon Pollock
b) George F. Walker
c) Morris Panych
d) John Murrell
Answer: d) John Murrell

Which Canadian playwright is known for “Criminal Genius,” a comedy centered around a bank robbery?
a) Michael Healey
b) George F. Walker
c) Tomson Highway
d) David French
Answer: b) George F. Walker

“The Middle Place” is a play by which Canadian playwright?
a) Colleen Wagner
b) David French
c) Andrew Moodie
d) Morris Panych
Answer: c) Andrew Moodie

Who wrote the play “The Ecstasy of Rita Joe,” which addresses issues faced by Indigenous peoples in Canada?
a) George F. Walker
b) Tomson Highway
c) Michel Tremblay
d) George Ryga
Answer: d) George Ryga

Which Canadian playwright is known for “Zastrozzi: The Master of Discipline,” a play inspired by Gothic literature?
a) Tomson Highway
b) George F. Walker
c) Colleen Wagner
d) George F. Walker
Answer: d) George F. Walker

Who wrote the play “Cakewalk,” which deals with issues of racism and cultural identity?
a) Colleen Wagner
b) Tomson Highway
c) Sharon Pollock
d) Michael Healey
Answer: b) Tomson Highway

“Body Politic” is a play by which Canadian playwright?
a) George F. Walker
b) Sharon Pollock
c) Tomson Highway
d) Michel Tremblay
Answer: b) Sharon Pollock

Who is known for the play “Problem Child,” which explores themes of identity and self-discovery?
a) Tomson Highway
b) George F. Walker
c) Colleen Wagner
d) Hannah Moscovitch
Answer: b) George F. Walker

“Scorched” is a play by which Québécois playwright?
a) Michel Tremblay
b) Wajdi Mouawad
c) Sharon Pollock
d) Tomson Highway
Answer: b) Wajdi Mouawad

Who wrote the play “Governor General’s Award,” a satirical take on Canada’s highest literary honor?
a) David French
b) George F. Walker
c) Sharon Pollock
d) Colleen Wagner
Answer: b) George F. Walker

Which Canadian playwright is known for “Possible Worlds,” a play that delves into themes of parallel universes?
a) Tomson Highway
b) Michael Healey
c) John Mighton
d) John Mighton
Answer: c) John Mighton

Who wrote “Rice Boy,” a play that explores themes of racism and cultural identity?
a) Michel Tremblay
b) Tomson Highway
c) Sunil Kuruvilla
d) Sharon Pollock
Answer: c) Sunil Kuruvilla

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