What Do You Know About Drama And Athenian Theatre? Quiz

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Persians & Lysistrata


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Athenian theatre was preformed? 

    • A.

      In a roofed theatre

    • B.

      In the agora

    • C.

      On a hillside outdoors

    • D.

      Where ever there was room

    Correct Answer
    C. On a hillside outdoors
    Explanation
    Athenian theatre was performed on a hillside outdoors because it was an open-air form of entertainment. The ancient Greeks believed that performances should be held in harmony with nature, and the hillside provided a natural amphitheater-like setting for the audience to watch the plays. Additionally, performing outdoors allowed for larger audiences to attend the shows, as there was no limitation on space. The hillside location also provided good acoustics, allowing the actors' voices to carry throughout the space.

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  • 2. 

    Dionysus estimated capacity  was? 

    • A.

      10-20,000

    • B.

      6000

    • C.

      5-10,000

    • D.

      1600

    Correct Answer
    A. 10-20,000
    Explanation
    Dionysus estimated capacity was between 10,000 and 20,000.

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  • 3. 

    Parados is ?the song sung by the chorus as they enter the performance space

    • A.

      The commissioner

    • B.

      Direct address by the chorus to the audience

    • C.

      An actor

    • D.

      The song sung by the chorus as they enter the performance space

    Correct Answer
    D. The song sung by the chorus as they enter the performance space
    Explanation
    Parados refers to the song sung by the chorus as they enter the performance space. It is a traditional element in Greek drama where the chorus would sing and dance into the theater at the beginning of the play. This song would often set the mood, introduce the main themes, and provide background information for the audience.

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  • 4. 

    Stasimon is ?

    • A.

      Slang for a lose woman

    • B.

      A choral song sung during the play

    • C.

      A theatre

    • D.

      Direct address by the chorus to the audience

    Correct Answer
    B. A choral song sung during the play
    Explanation
    Stasimon refers to a choral song sung during a play. In Greek drama, the chorus would often perform these songs, which were typically reflective in nature and provided commentary on the events of the play. These songs were an integral part of ancient Greek theatre and served to enhance the overall theatrical experience for the audience.

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  • 5. 

    Persians was first  preformed in ?

    • A.

      472 BCE

    • B.

      101 BCE

    • C.

      800 BCE

    • D.

      567 BCE

    Correct Answer
    A. 472 BCE
    Explanation
    Persians was first performed in 472 BCE.

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  • 6. 

    The choregos of Persians was ?

    • A.

      Augustus

    • B.

      Achilles

    • C.

      Pericles

    • D.

      Xerxes

    Correct Answer
    C. Pericles
    Explanation
    The choregos of Persians was Pericles. Pericles was an influential statesman and general of Athens during the Golden Age of Athens. He played a significant role in the development of Athenian democracy and was known for his leadership and oratory skills. As a choregos, Pericles would have been responsible for organizing and financing the production of theatrical performances, including the play Persians by Aeschylus.

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  • 7. 

    Who is the current  King of the Persians ?

    • A.

      Xerxes

    • B.

      Atossa

    • C.

      Darius

    • D.

      Nestor

    Correct Answer
    A. Xerxes
    Explanation
    Xerxes is the correct answer because he was a Persian king who ruled from 486 to 465 BC. He is known for his military campaigns, including the invasion of Greece, and his construction projects, such as the famous Xerxes Canal. Xerxes is an important figure in Persian history and is often associated with the height of the Persian Empire.

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  • 8. 

    Who wrote Lysistrata? 

    • A.

      Homer

    • B.

      No one knows for sure

    • C.

      Aristophanes

    • D.

      Aeschylus

    Correct Answer
    C. Aristophanes
    Explanation
    Aristophanes is the correct answer because he is known as the author of the ancient Greek comedy play called "Lysistrata." This play, written in 411 BC, tells the story of a woman named Lysistrata who persuades the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers in order to end the Peloponnesian War. Aristophanes was a renowned playwright in ancient Greece, known for his satirical and comedic works that often commented on political and social issues of the time.

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  • 9. 

    Lysistrata is a? 

    • A.

      Priestess

    • B.

      Slave

    • C.

      Housewife

    • D.

      Concubine

    Correct Answer
    C. Housewife
    Explanation
    Lysistrata is a housewife because in the play "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes, she is portrayed as a married woman who takes charge of the women's movement to end the Peloponnesian War by withholding sex from their husbands. As a housewife, she represents the typical role of women in ancient Greek society, responsible for managing the household and raising children.

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  • 10. 

    Lysistrata was (probably)  first preformed at ?

    • A.

      Festival Lenaea

    • B.

      City Dionysia

    • C.

      Pericles' funeral

    • D.

      Pericles' inauguration

    Correct Answer
    A. Festival Lenaea
    Explanation
    Lysistrata was most likely first performed at the Festival Lenaea. This festival was one of the major Athenian festivals dedicated to the god Dionysus, the god of wine and theater. It was held annually in Athens and featured dramatic competitions, including the performance of comedies. Lysistrata, being a comedy play written by Aristophanes, would have been a suitable choice for this festival. The City Dionysia was another major festival in Athens, but it was primarily focused on tragedy rather than comedy. Pericles' funeral and inauguration are unrelated events and not relevant to the first performance of Lysistrata.

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