Test Your Ventril-Ability No. 1
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This test is found in Lesson Two of the
Maher Course Of Ventriloquism - Detweiler Version.

It is a "self-check" test for your benefit.

  • 1

    Ventriloquist dialogues are most commonly written as a conversation between the "straight man" and the "comedian," with the ventriloquist actually playing both roles.

  • 2

    True.

  • 3

    Near and Distant are the two most common types of ventriloquism. Most ventriloquists use near ventriloquism as their primary usage of the art.

  • 4

    A puppet or ventriloquist figure is used for the presentation of near ventriloquism with the ventriloquist voice made to sound as if it originates from a nearby source. But, the ventriloquist voice is produced to sound as though it is coming from a far away source for distant ventriloquism.

  • 5

    ( B ) Ventriloquism is a vocal illusion, fooling the listener (ear) as to the true source of the sound.

  • 6

    Magic is an illusion to the eye; ventriloquism is an illusion to the ear. (Although the ventriloquist lets the listener's eyes trick their ears!)

  • 7

    False. No special voice or vocal cords are required for ventriloquism. Any person with a normal speaking voice could master the art.

  • 8

    Practice and Determination are the two most important requirements for ventriloquist success once a person understands the required technique.

  • 9

    The best way to refer to your ventriloquist figures or puppets is simply to refer to them by name.

  • 10

    Contrast between the ventriloquist voice and the normal voice may be achieved in a variety of ways (or combination of techniques) such as: Tone, Dialect, Inflection, Vocabulary, Tempo, Resonance, etc. Plus the obvious - there will be no lip movement on the face of the ventriloquist when ventriloquist speech is being produced.


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