Clas 360 Final

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  • 1. 
    Dramatic persona typically sharing Aristophanes' moral sympathies:
    • A. 

      Soldier

    • B. 

      Sophist

    • C. 

      Poet

    • D. 

      Farmer

  • 2. 
    Political climate of Aristophanic comedy
    • A. 

      Democratic polis

    • B. 

      Monarchy

    • C. 

      Anarchy

    • D. 

      Tyranny

  • 3. 
    The most important public issue of the time of Aristophanes: 
    • A. 

      Persian War

    • B. 

      Peloponnesian War

    • C. 

      Macdonian conquest

    • D. 

      Women's rights

    • E. 

      Abolition of slavery

  • 4. 
    In his comedies Aristophanes consistently and urgently advocates
    • A. 

      War against Sparta

    • B. 

      Peace with Sparta

    • C. 

      Redistribution of private property

    • D. 

      Educational Reform

  • 5. 
    As compared to Aristophanes, Menander’s comedy is
    • A. 

      More realistic

    • B. 

      Less political

    • C. 

      More personal

    • D. 

      Less ritualistic

    • E. 

      All the the above

  • 6. 
    A drastic innovation of Menander’s comedy
    • A. 

      Female roles

    • B. 

      Metric dialogue

    • C. 

      Dramatic intrigue

    • D. 

      Scenic machinery

  • 7. 
    The favorite device of a Plautine plot
    • A. 

      Divine intervention

    • B. 

      Emotional transformation

    • C. 

      Intellectual dilemma

    • D. 

      Confusion of the twins

  • 8. 
    What is the main feature distinguishing Plautus’ dramas from that of Menander and Terence? (Mark all that apply): 
    • A. 

      Psychological charaterization

    • B. 

      The elements of burlesque

    • C. 

      Variety of meters and musical parts

    • D. 

      Elegance of diction

  • 9. 
    Terence came to Rome as a slave from
    • A. 

      Africa

    • B. 

      Asia Minor

    • C. 

      Gaul

    • D. 

      Greece

  • 10. 
    Terence’s innovation
    • A. 

      The character of a remorseful father

    • B. 

      Cantica

    • C. 

      Use of Punic language on stage

    • D. 

      Prologue with a literary polemics

  • 11. 
    The highest distinction of Terence is
    • A. 

      Hilarity of plots

    • B. 

      Variety of meters

    • C. 

      Meticulous composition and the elegance of language

    • D. 

      The depth of psychological analysis

  • 12. 
    As compared to Plautus, Terence appears
    • A. 

      More entertaining

    • B. 

      More aphoristic

    • C. 

      More prolific

    • D. 

      More rhythmic and musical

  • 13. 
    Terence’s characteristic technique is
    • A. 

      A conflict between father and son

    • B. 

      The use of the twin-motif (optical illusion)

    • C. 

      Intellectual guessing-game by the characters (communication problems)

    • D. 

      The use of deception

  • 14. 
    In which of Terence’s comedies: The parasite appears in an unusual function as a lawyer, acting in selfless loyalty
    • A. 

      Adelphi (The brothers)

    • B. 

      Andria (The Girl from Andros)

    • C. 

      The Eunuch

    • D. 

      Hekyra (Her Husband's Mother)

    • E. 

      Phormio

  • 15. 
    The origins of comic genre take root in
    • A. 

      Court procedures

    • B. 

      Ritual laments for the dead

    • C. 

      Fertility rites

    • D. 

      War dances

  • 16. 
    The genre of European literary comedy originated in
    • A. 

      Classical Greece

    • B. 

      Classical Rome

    • C. 

      Alexandria

    • D. 

      British Isles

  • 17. 
    Greek comos (from which comedy is derived) means
    • A. 

      Communion

    • B. 

      Commiseration

    • C. 

      Country procession

    • D. 

      Combustible substance

  • 18. 
    Theatrical performances in classical Athens celebrated the worship of
    • A. 

      Athena

    • B. 

      Apollo

    • C. 

      Artemis

    • D. 

      Dionysus

  • 19. 
    Open personal invective and on-stage political debates are characteristic of the
    • A. 

      Old Comedy

    • B. 

      New Comedy

    • C. 

      Satyr play

    • D. 

      Tragedy

  • 20. 
    Animal Chorus can appear in
    • A. 

      Atellana

    • B. 

      New Comedy

    • C. 

      Old Comedy

    • D. 

      Tragedy

  • 21. 
    Historical persons are likely to appear in
    • A. 

      Atellana

    • B. 

      Hilarotragoedia

    • C. 

      New Comedy

    • D. 

      Old Comedy

  • 22. 
    The comedy of manners approximates the genre of
    • A. 

      Old Comedy

    • B. 

      New Comedy

    • C. 

      Hilarotragoedia

    • D. 

      Mime

  • 23. 
    Which of the following comedy is typical for Political debate.
    • A. 

      Old Comedy

    • B. 

      New Comedy

  • 24. 
    A motif in common between the Old and the New Comedy
    • A. 

      Fantastic element

    • B. 

      Historical authenticity

    • C. 

      Individual Love

    • D. 

      Marriage (hierogamy)

  • 25. 
    Women were allowed to perform in the genre of
    • A. 

      Comedy

    • B. 

      Hilarotragoedia

    • C. 

      Mime

    • D. 

      Satyr play

    • E. 

      Tragedy

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