Antigone Background Test Quiz

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Antigone Quizzes & Trivia

Greek tragedy was a popular and influential form of drama performed in theatres across ancient Greece from the late 6th century BCE. The works of many of famous playwrights of the genre were still performed centuries after their initial premiere. The quiz below will test how much you know about the tragic play of Antigone. Give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who wrote the Greek drama Antigone?
  • 2. 
    Name one other classical Greek dramatist. Spelling counts.
  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the three types of Greek drama?
    • A. 

      Comedy

    • B. 

      History

    • C. 

      Tragedy

    • D. 

      Satyr

  • 4. 
    In which Greek god's honor were theatrical competitions held? Spelling counts.
  • 5. 
    What are the defining features of a tragic hero? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Born of noble birth

    • B. 

      Is characterized by a physical deformity

    • C. 

      Endures a series of unfortunate events

    • D. 

      Suffers a downfall

  • 6. 
    Who led the chorus in Greek drama?
  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements are TRUE about the chorus in Greek drama? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      It served as the "mouthpiece" of society.

    • B. 

      It consisted of twelve to fifteen men and women.

    • C. 

      They would sing songs that explained what was happening in the play.

    • D. 

      They wore masks.

  • 8. 
    The term "Deus ex machina" translates to:
  • 9. 
    The function of "deus ex machina" is to:
    • A. 

      Serve as the mouthpiece for the gods

    • B. 

      To help create a resolution in the play

    • C. 

      To provide additional information to the audience

    • D. 

      To clarify information for the chorus

  • 10. 
    Name the three main areas of the Greek theater.
    • A. 

      Altar

    • B. 

      Skene

    • C. 

      Orchestra

    • D. 

      Theatron