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Q. Who was outstanding among the
playwrights of what was called the ‘New Drama’?
Ans. Harold Pinter
Q. The label ‘comedy of menace’ has been used to categorize?
Ans. Harold Pinter’s work
Q. Harold Pinter is indebted to __ for limiting the number of characters on stage?
Ans. Samuel Beckett
Q. In their dialogues, the plays of Harold Pinter show an influence of?
Ans. T S Eliot

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Q. A recurring theme in Harold Pinter’s plays is an inability to communicate in?
Ans. Relationships
Q. Who called Harold Pinter’s early plays “comedies of menace”?
Ans. The critic Irving Wardle
Q. Throughout his life, Harold Pinter wrote?
Ans. 29 plays and 15 dramatic sketches
Q. Who wrote The Birthday Party?
Ans. Harold Pinter

Q. The Birthday Party was published in?
Ans. 1958
Q. The character Stanley figures in?
Ans. The Birthday Party

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Q. Who said, “I think that NATO is itself a war criminal?”
Ans. Harold Pinter
Q. The most significant of the new voices in the theatre of the late 1950s turned out to be that of?
Ans. Harold Pinter
Q. Harold Pinter was an exponent of?
Ans. The Theatre of the Absurd
Q. Who wrote The Dumb Waiter?
Ans. Harold Pinter
Q. The Dumb Waiter is a?
Ans. One-act play
Q. The Dumb Waiter was published in?
Ans. 1960

Q. Harold Pinter’s work presents a different aspect of The Theatre of the Absurd?
Ans. True
Q. Harold Pinter links absurd plays with seemingly realistic social comedy?
Ans. True
Q. The main feature of Harold Pinter’s plays is?
Ans. Menace

Q. Who wrote The Room?
Ans. Harold Pinter

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Q. The Room is a…………play?
Ans. One-act
Q. In The Room action is set in a?
Ans. Solitary room

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Q. When does terror mount in The Room?
Ans. As the stranger arrives
Q. Who shared with Arnold Wesker his Jewish background?
Ans. Harold Pinter

Q. Harold Pinter was an………..by profession?
Ans. Actor
Q. The plays of Harold Pinter show an influence of?
Ans. Samuel Beckett and Kafka
Q. Who wrote The Homecoming?
Ans. Harold Pinter
Q. In which play a couple visits the husband’s family and by the end of the story the wife decides to remain on adopting the role of a whore?
Ans. The Homecoming
Q. Who wrote, “Good writing excites me, and makes life worth living?”
Ans. Harold Pinter

Q. Harold Pinter was the son of a?
Ans. Tailor

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Q. Who remains an unsurpassed craftsman of spoken dialogue?
Ans. Harold Pinter
Q. Who wrote The Caretaker?
Ans. Harold Pinter

Q. The Caretaker was published in?
Ans. 1959
Q. Harold Pinter’s plays have many superficial resemblances to?
Ans. Samuel Beckett’s drama
Q. The term Pinteresque is officially in the dictionary?
Ans. True
Q. Harold Pinter was awarded Nobel Prize for literature in?
Ans. 2005
Q. Who wrote the play Mountain Language?
Ans. Harold Pinter
Q. One of the most political of Harold Pinter’s plays is?
Ans. Mountain Language
Q. What does The Mountain Language mean?
Ans. The language of common people
Q. Harold Pinter was married to actor?
Ans. Vivien Merchant

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Q. In 1980, he married the author and historian?
Ans. Lady Antonia Fraser

Q. That he occupies a position as a modern classic is illustrated by his name entering the language as an adjective……….?
Ans. “Pinteresque”
Q. In which play two hired assassins are waiting for a sign to kill the third person?
Ans. The Dumb Waiter
Q. Like The Birthday Party, verbal and physical violence is depicted in?
Ans. The Caretaker
Q. Who wrote Old Times?
Ans. Harold Pinter
Q. What was Harold Pinter’s stage name when he was acting as an actor?
Ans. David Baron
Q. Harold Pinter was awarded the David Cohen Literature Prize in?
Ans. 1995
Q. Harold Pinter was a British playwright, poet, screenwriter, director and?
Ans. Actor

Q. Who wrote the stage play Betrayal?
Ans. Harold Pinter
Q. Which play deals with the story of an adultery told backwards?
Ans. Betrayal

Q. Harold Pinter produced three plays in the same year. Which year?
Ans. 1957
Q. What three plays did Harold Pinter produce in 1957?
Ans. The Room, The Birthday Party and The Dumb Waiter
Q. Harold Pinter was?
Ans. Jewish
Q. Harold Pinter was born in?
Ans. Hackney, London
Q. Harold Pinter died of?
Ans. Cancer
Q. Who wrote Moonlight?
Ans. Harold Pinter

Q. Latest play of Harold Pinter is?
Ans. Celebration
Q. Harold Pinter performed The Homecoming at?
Ans. The Royal Shakespeare Company

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Q. Harold Pinter died at the age of?
Ans. 78

Q. Harold Pinter was a fierce critic of the 2003 invasion of Iraq by Britain and the United States?
Ans. True

Q. Harold Pinter was much influenced by his English teacher?
Ans. Joseph Brearley
Q. Who wrote, “Iraq is just a symbol of the attitude of western democracies to the rest of the world?”
Ans. Harold Pinter
Q. Who wrote Silence?
Ans. Harold Pinter
Q. Harold Pinter’s most fully realised and innovative work is?
Ans. Silence

Q. Silence was staged together with his very first play The Room?
Ans. True
Q. The Birthday Party was initially?
Ans. A flop
Q. Harold Pinter was born in?
Ans. 1930
Q. Harold Pinter died in?
Ans. 2008
Q. In 1966, Harold Pinter was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)?
Ans. True
Q. Harold Pinter wrote an autobiographical novel on the life of his old neighbourhood Hackney. What is the name of that novel?
Ans. The Dwarf

Q. Who wrote One for the Road?
Ans. Harold Pinter
Q. The Dumb Waiter is a?
Ans. Two-character play

Q. Harold Pinter’s first full-length play which established his trademark “comedy of menace” is?
Ans. The Dumb Waiter
Q. Harold Pinter had received around……….. national and international awards and prizes as well as honorary degrees from many established universities from across the world?
Ans. 50
Q. Harold Pinter studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art also known as?
Ans. RADA

Q. In 2007 Pinter was named a chevalier of the?
Ans. French Legion of Honour
Q. Who wrote the play Tea Party?
Ans. Harold Pinter
Q. Harold Pinter’s career as a playwright began with a production of?
Ans. The Room in 1957
Q. The Birthday Party, closed after eight performances, but was enthusiastically reviewed by critic?
Ans. Harold Hobson
Q. Later plays of Harold Pinter such as No Man’s Land and Betrayal became known as?
Ans. “Memory plays”

Q. Harold Pinter had a writing career that spanned more than?
Ans. 50 years
Q. For his early poems, Harold Pinter used the pseudonym?
Ans. Harold Pinta
Q. Who was the biographer of Harold Pinter?
Ans. Michael Billington
Q. Harold Pinter was?
Ans. An atheist

Q. Who wrote the stage play No Man’s Land?
Ans. Harold Pinter
Q. The action of this play occurs in the flat of two brothers Aston and Mick. Which play?
Ans. The Caretaker
Q. Harold Pinter was awarded Tony Award for Best Play for?
Ans. The Homecoming
Q. In 1975, Pinter and Antonia Fraser met. They became romantically involved and that meeting initiated their five-year extramarital love affair?
Ans. True

Q. Harold Pinter married Antonia Fraser in?
Ans. 1980
Q. Harold Pinter was an officer in International PEN, travelled with American playwright………..to Turkey in 1985 on a mission?
Ans. Arthur Miller

Q. Who wrote the play The Basement?
Ans. Harold Pinter
Q. Mountain Language is about the Turkish suppression of the?
Ans. Kurdish language
Q. Who wrote the poems “Death” and “The Disappeared”?
Ans. Harold Pinter

Q. As a director, Harold Pinter directed almost……….of his own and others’ plays for stage, film, and television?
Ans. 50 productions
Q. What is Comedy of Menace?
Ans. Such plays begin with an apparently innocent situation that becomes both threatening and absurd
Q. Harold Pinter was the only child of his parents?
Ans. True

Q. What is the occupation of Max’s son, Lenny, in Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming?
Ans. Pimp
Q. What game do the characters play in Act ll of Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party?
Ans. Blind Man’s Buff
Q. Who wrote the poem Don’t Look?
Ans. Harold Pinter
Q. In 1940, Harold Pinter’s family is forced to leave London because………attacked London?
Ans. Germans

Q. All events during……….haunted him for the rest of Harold Pinter’s life?
Ans. World War ll
Q. Harold Pinter was strongly against the idea of war?
Ans. Very true
Q. The character Mr. Kidd figures in?
Ans. The Room
Q. This play is about Stanley Webber, an erstwhile piano player who lives in a rundown boarding house?
Ans. The Birthday Party

Q. “Small but perfectly formed,…………..might be considered the best of Harold Pinter’s early plays, more consistent than The Birthday Party and sharper than The Caretaker?
Ans. The Dumb Waiter

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Q. A Slight Ache is a tragicomic play written by?
Ans. Harold Pinter

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Q. Harold Pinter studied the works of famous writers like Kafka, T S Eliot, D H Lawrence, Virginia Woolf and?
Ans. Ernest Hemingway

Q. Harold Pinter’s plays can be divided into three categories namely comedy of menace, memory plays and?
Ans. Political plays
Q. Harold Pinter was awarded Companion Of Honour award in?
Ans. 2002
Q. Who wrote the screenplay for the film version of John Fowles’s novel The French Lieutenant’s Woman?
Ans. Harold Pinter

Q. Who wrote the poem God Bless America?
Ans. Harold Pinter
Q. In which film did Harold Pinter appear as an actor?
Ans. Mansfield Park

Q. In which play do we find the protagonist awakening from a 29-year sleeping sickness?
Ans. A Kind of Alaska
Q. Harold Pinter was educated at?
Ans. Hackney Downs School
Q. What is Pinter’s Pauses?
Ans. It is a radical device used by Harold Pinter in his works
Q. There are…………types of silences in Harold Pinter’s works?
Ans. Three
Q. What are the three types of silences in Harold Pinter’s works?
Ans. Ellipsis, pause, silence
Q. The Hothouse is a full-length……….. written by Harold Pinter?
Ans. Tragicomedy
Q. Aston has invited Davies, a homeless man, into his flat after rescuing him from a bar fight. Name the play?
Ans. The Caretaker
Q. Albert Stokes, a loner in his late twenties lives with his emotionally suffocating mother and works in an office. Name the play?
Ans. A Night Out by Harold Pinter

Q. Harold Pinter once admitted that he became aware of the dramatic power of the pause from seeing a popular American comedian. Which one?
Ans. Jack Benny

Q. Harold Pinter is known as?
Ans. Angry Old Man
Q. Critics labeled Harold Pinter’s character as?
Ans. “Sinister and Malevolent”
Q. Aston is a character in Harold Pinter’s?
Ans. The Caretaker
Q. In Harold Pinter’s Birthday Party, Stanley is given a birthday gift. What is it?
Ans. A drum
Q. The tramp in Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker often travels under an assumed name. What name?
Ans. Bernard Jenkins
Q. Who is known as champion of oppressed?
Ans. Harold Pinter
Q. Which writer is known as a master of menace who invested his plays with an atmosphere of horror, fear and mystery?
Ans. Harold Pinter

Q. Harold Pinter was awarded the French Légion d’honneur in?
Ans. 2007
Q. Who said, “I have never been able to write a happy play, but I have been able to enjoy a happy life?”
Ans. Harold Pinter

Q. The plot of this play focuses on a man returning home from prison to find his room being rented out to a tenant. Name the play?
Ans. Night School by Harold Pinter
Q. This play shows the difficulties of communication between two people in a marriage. Name the play?
Ans. Landscape by Harold Pinter
Q. Ellen, Rumsey and Bates are the characters of the play?
Ans. Silence

Q. Where do Harold Pinter’s plays generally take place?
Ans. A single room
Q. In which sport did Harold Pinter break the Hackney Downs record?
Ans. Sprinting
Q. Which novel did Harold Pinter once borrow from library but never returned?
Ans. Samuel Beckett’s Murphy

Q. A large room in a house in North West London” on a summer night and the following morning. It is the setting of?
Ans. No Man’s Land by Harold Pinter
Q. What is the subject of the play Betrayal?
Ans. Extramarital affair
Q. Family Voices is a………….by Harold Pinter?
Ans. Radio play
Q. What type of roles did Harold Pinter perform while acting?
Ans. Villains

Q. Who was a mentor to Harold Pinter?
Ans. Samuel Beckett
Q. What are the themes of Harold Pinter’s plays?
Ans. Isolation, power relations, problem of identity, people’s inability to communicate
Q. Who wrote the play A Kind of Alaska?
Ans. Harold Pinter
Q. An overtly-political one-act play by Harold Pinter is?
Ans. One for the Road

Q. The plot of this play revolves around three couples dining in the most expensive restaurant in town?
Ans. Celebration by Harold Pinter
Q. Harold Pinter liked………..the most?
Ans. Cricket
Q. Harold Pinter was awarded David Cohen Prize?
Ans. 1995
Q. The Birthday Party, The Caretaker and The Dumb Waiter focus on?
Ans. Triangular characters
Q. Who stole the glasses in the play The Birthday Party?
Ans. Maccan
Q. How does the play The Room end?
Ans. It ends on a violent note


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