Greek Theatre Trivia! Knowledge Test! Quiz

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Greek Theatre Trivia! Knowledge Test! Quiz

Greek theater is an amphitheater located in Griffith Park, Los Angles, California. The city of Los Angeles owns it, and ASM Global operates it. It was modeled after a Greek temple. It was used for concerts, stage shows, and graduation ceremonies. Complete this quiz and see how much you know about the Greek Theater.


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

      Aristophanes

    • B. 

      Aeschylus

    • C. 

      Euripides

    • D. 

      Menander

  • 2. 
    Name the Tragedy playwrights
    • A. 

      Aristophanes

    • B. 

      Aeschylus

    • C. 

      Euripides

    • D. 

      Sophocles

  • 3. 
    Wrote the Oresteia trilogy about the Trojan wars.
    • A. 

      Euripides

    • B. 

      Aeschylus

    • C. 

      Menander

    • D. 

      Sophocles

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    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

  • 11. 
    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.

  • 12. 
    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

  • 13. 
    Who is considered the first actor?
    • A. 

      Thespis

    • B. 

      Cralogs

    • C. 

      Meithen

    • D. 

      Zeus

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