Greek Theatre Trivia! Knowledge Test! Quiz

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Greek Theatre Trivia! Knowledge Test! Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Name the Tragedy playwrights
    • A. 

      Aristophanes

    • B. 

      Aeschylus

    • C. 

      Euripides

    • D. 

      Sophocles

  • 2. 
    The heroes of these plays focused on the individual, whose tragic ends were beyond their own control. Oedipus Rex and Antigone are among his plays that are still performed today. ​​
    • A. 

      Mendander

    • B. 

      Euripides

    • C. 

      Aristophanes

    • D. 

      Sophocles

  • 3. 
    List the Structure of play from first to last.  Prologos Parodos Episode IV Stasimon IV Episode II Episode III Stasimon I Exodus stasimon II Episode I Stasimon III
    • A. 

      Parodos, Prologos, Stasimons, episodes, exodus

    • B. 

      Prologos, stasimons, exodus, parodos, episodes

    • C. 

      Episodes, stasimons, parodos, exodus, prologos

    • D. 

      Prologos, parados, episodes, stasimons, exodus

  • 4. 
    The first speech of the chorus, usually to explain their purpose in being there, or to explain the overall purpose and meaning of the play.
    • A. 

      Prologos

    • B. 

      Episodes

    • C. 

      Exodus

    • D. 

      Parados

  • 5. 
    Songs of the chorus addressing an abstract theme of the play, or focusing upon the central theme of the play.
    • A. 

      Episodes

    • B. 

      Exodus

    • C. 

      Parados

    • D. 

      Stasimas.

  • 6. 
    The first spoke of an actor usually sets up the plot and explains what has happened prior to the play's beginning.
    • A. 

      Parados

    • B. 

      Prologos

    • C. 

      Stasimons

    • D. 

      Episodes

  • 7. 
    His wit and satire supposedly sparked many debates and angered many people. Lysistrata is often still performed.
    • A. 

      Sophocles

    • B. 

      Aeschylus

    • C. 

      Menander

    • D. 

      Aristophanes

  • 8. 
    Wrote Medea and Trojan women. his plays challenged religious beliefs in a controversial manner for the time.
    • A. 

      Sophocles

    • B. 

      Euripides

    • C. 

      Aristophanes

    • D. 

      Menander

  • 9. 
    Chanting rhythmically with songs celebrating Dionysus for his gifts of wine, happiness, life after death and a host of other extravagant gifts. 
    • A. 

      Hoola hoola

    • B. 

      Mackantosh

    • C. 

      Talalaral

    • D. 

      Dithyrambs

  • 10. 
    Wrote the Oresteia trilogy about the Trojan wars.
    • A. 

      Euripides

    • B. 

      Aeschylus

    • C. 

      Menander

    • D. 

      Sophocles

  • 11. 
    Who is considered the first actor?
    • A. 

      Thespis

    • B. 

      Cralogs

    • C. 

      Meithen

    • D. 

      Zeus

  • 12. 
    He is said to have written more than 100 plays, but only one survives, Dyscolus, which wasn't printed as a modern text until 1958.
    • A. 

      Sophocles

    • B. 

      Aeschylus

    • C. 

      Menander

    • D. 

      Euripides

  • 13. 
    Name the comedy playwrights.
    • A. 

      Aristophanes

    • B. 

      Aeschylus

    • C. 

      Euripides

    • D. 

      Menander