Survey Of Theater Exam 1 -walsh Tcu

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  • 1. 

    According to aristotle, the most important element of dramatic action is plot followed by thought

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Aristotle believed that the most important element of dramatic action is plot, followed by character and then thought. Therefore, the given statement is false as it incorrectly states that thought is the second most important element. According to Aristotle, plot is the primary driving force of a play, while thought refers to the intellectual content and ideas portrayed in the work.

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  • 2. 

    Aristotle was a trained biologist

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Aristotle was indeed a trained biologist. He was a Greek philosopher and scientist who made significant contributions to the field of biology. He studied and classified various plants and animals, and his work formed the foundation of biological studies for centuries to come. Aristotle's observations and writings on topics such as embryology, zoology, and anatomy greatly influenced the development of the biological sciences.

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  • 3. 

    From information gathered by historians, most feel ancient greek music for theater was simplistic and uninspiring

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Based on the information gathered by historians, it is believed that ancient Greek music for theater was not simplistic and uninspiring. Therefore, the statement that ancient Greek music for theater was simplistic and uninspiring is false.

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  • 4. 

    According to aristotle, in comedy, a deviation from normality must not pose a serious threat

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to Aristotle, comedy involves a deviation from normality, but this deviation should not pose a serious threat. In other words, comedy should not involve situations or events that have severe consequences or harm. Instead, comedy is meant to provide amusement and entertainment by highlighting the absurdities and follies of human behavior in a lighthearted and non-threatening way.

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  • 5. 

    The 2 pure forms of theater are tragedy and drama

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Tragedy and drama are indeed two pure forms of theater. Tragedy typically involves a protagonist who faces a series of unfortunate events and ultimately meets a tragic downfall. It often explores themes of fate, suffering, and the human condition. On the other hand, drama encompasses a wider range of narratives and can include various genres, such as comedy or romance. Both tragedy and drama have been prominent forms of theatrical expression throughout history, showcasing different aspects of the human experience and evoking powerful emotions in audiences.

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  • 6. 

    The classic tragic hero is flawed

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the answer "True" is that the classic tragic hero is indeed flawed. In Greek tragedies, the tragic hero is a character who possesses admirable qualities but also has a tragic flaw or a fatal error in judgment. This flaw ultimately leads to their downfall or destruction. The presence of flaws in the character of a tragic hero adds complexity and depth to their portrayal, making them relatable and engaging to the audience.

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  • 7. 

    Melodrama or drama can have elements of both tragedy and comedy - usually with a happy ending

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Melodrama or drama can indeed have elements of both tragedy and comedy, often resulting in a happy ending. This means that these genres can include moments of intense sadness and seriousness (tragedy) as well as moments of humor and light-heartedness (comedy). Despite the potential for tragic events or conflicts, melodramas and dramas typically aim to provide a sense of resolution and satisfaction to the audience by concluding with a positive outcome or a happy ending. Therefore, the statement "True" accurately reflects the nature of melodramas and dramas.

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  • 8. 

    According to aristotle, greek drama developed out of early hunting rituals

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    According to Aristotle, Greek drama did not develop out of early hunting rituals.

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  • 9. 

    Aristotle and sophocles were alive during the same period

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Aristotle and Sophocles were not alive during the same period. Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, lived from 384 to 322 BC, while Sophocles, the Greek playwright, lived from 496 to 406 BC. Therefore, they lived in different time periods and were not contemporaries.

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  • 10. 

    The inciting incident in a story happens after the crisis

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The inciting incident in a story typically occurs before the crisis. The inciting incident is an event or decision that sets the story in motion and introduces the main conflict, while the crisis is the turning point or climax of the story where the conflict reaches its peak. Therefore, it is incorrect to say that the inciting incident happens after the crisis.

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  • 11. 

    Western audiences, to a great degree, have been brought up without aristotillian story telling

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the answer being False is that western audiences have indeed been exposed to Aristotelian storytelling to a great degree. Aristotelian storytelling refers to the principles of storytelling outlined by the Greek philosopher Aristotle, which have had a significant influence on Western literature and theater. These principles include concepts such as plot structure, character development, and dramatic tension, which are commonly found in Western storytelling traditions. Therefore, it can be concluded that Western audiences have been brought up with Aristotelian storytelling to a great extent, making the statement false.

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  • 12. 

    In finding neverland, kate winslet's character is dying

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In the movie "Finding Neverland," Kate Winslet's character is indeed dying. This is a significant plot point as it drives the emotional journey of the main character, J.M. Barrie, played by Johnny Depp. The illness and eventual death of Winslet's character, Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, inspire Barrie to create the magical world of Neverland as a means of escape and comfort for her children during this difficult time.

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  • 13. 

    A play can be centered around a central character

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A play can be centered around a central character because the central character is often the main focus of the story and their actions and decisions drive the plot forward. The other characters and events in the play may revolve around the central character, providing support, conflict, or contrast to their journey. This central character is usually well-developed and undergoes some form of transformation or growth throughout the play. Their motivations, desires, and conflicts are explored in depth, making them the heart of the story.

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  • 14. 

    According to aristotle, both comedy and tragedy raise questions about the meaning os human kind's existence

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Aristotle believed that tragedy raises questions about the meaning of human existence, but he did not believe that comedy does the same. While tragedy explores serious and profound themes, comedy is more lighthearted and aims to entertain rather than provoke existential reflection. Therefore, the statement that both comedy and tragedy raise questions about the meaning of human existence is false.

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  • 15. 

    Generally, the major dramatic question in a play is answered in the CLIMAX AND RESOLUTION

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The major dramatic question in a play is typically answered in the climax and resolution. The climax is the turning point of the story where the conflict reaches its peak, and the resolution is where the loose ends are tied up and the outcome of the story is revealed. These two elements of a play are crucial in providing closure and satisfying the audience's curiosity. Therefore, it is true that the major dramatic question is answered in the climax and resolution.

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  • 16. 

    According to aristotle, character is revelaed by what the character does.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Aristotle believed that a person's character is revealed through their actions. This means that one's true nature and moral qualities can be understood by observing how they behave and the choices they make. Aristotle emphasized the importance of virtuous actions in shaping a person's character and believed that these actions were a reflection of their inner virtues. Therefore, it can be concluded that the statement "According to Aristotle, character is revealed by what the character does" is true.

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  • 17. 

    The THOUGHT or IDEA in aristotle's model can include themes, arguments and overall meanings of the action

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In Aristotle's model, the thought or idea refers to the underlying themes, arguments, and overall meanings of the action. This means that the thought or idea encompasses the deeper concepts and messages that are conveyed through the action. Therefore, it is true that the thought or idea in Aristotle's model can include themes, arguments, and overall meanings of the action.

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  • 18. 

    There are 3 and only 3 elements of Dramatic action in Aristotle's theory

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Aristotle's theory of dramatic action consists of six elements, not three. These six elements include plot, character, thought, diction, melody, and spectacle. Each of these elements plays a crucial role in creating a successful dramatic action according to Aristotle's theory.

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  • 19. 

    In the legend of bagger vance, they talk about the field, it is the equivalent of THE ZONE

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In the legend of Bagger Vance, the concept of "the field" is discussed, which is said to be equivalent to "the zone." This suggests that in the story, the field represents a state of heightened focus and performance, where athletes or individuals are completely immersed in their task and perform at their best. Therefore, the statement "True" is correct as it accurately reflects the connection between the field and the zone in the legend of Bagger Vance.

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  • 20. 

    The POINT OF ATTACK is the turning point of a play

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement that the POINT OF ATTACK is the turning point of a play is false. The point of attack refers to the moment in a play where the conflict or main action begins. It is not necessarily the turning point, which is the moment of greatest tension or change in the story. The turning point can occur at any point after the point of attack and is usually a significant event or revelation that alters the course of the narrative.

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  • 21. 

    The RURAL DIONYSIAN FESTIVAL was developed for tragedies

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the Rural Dionysian Festival was actually developed for comedies, not tragedies. This festival was an ancient Greek festival dedicated to the god Dionysus, where theatrical performances were held. These performances were mainly comedic in nature, providing entertainment and laughter to the audience. Therefore, the correct answer is false as the festival was not developed for tragedies.

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  • 22. 

    Feminist scholars embrace the aristotelliam model of storytelling

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Feminist scholars do not embrace the Aristotelian model of storytelling. The Aristotelian model is based on the principles of unity, coherence, and completeness, which have been criticized by feminist scholars for perpetuating patriarchal norms and excluding marginalized voices. Feminist scholars often advocate for alternative storytelling models that challenge traditional power structures and highlight diverse perspectives. Therefore, the answer is False.

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  • 23. 

    Aeschylus won the first playwriting contest

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Aeschylus did not win the first playwriting contest. The first recorded winner of the playwriting contest in ancient Greece was Thespis, who won in 534 BC. Aeschylus, a renowned Greek playwright, did not participate in the first contest and did not win it either.

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  • 24. 

    Aeschylus introduced a 2nd actor to the competition

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Aeschylus introduced a second actor to the competition. This means that before Aeschylus, there was only one actor performing in Greek theater. Aeschylus's innovation of adding a second actor allowed for more complex and dynamic interactions between characters on stage, enhancing the dramatic potential of Greek theater. This change revolutionized the art form and had a lasting impact on the development of theater.

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  • 25. 

    Greeks were the fist to celebrate and hold holy the sabath

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false. The Greeks were not the first to celebrate and hold holy the Sabbath. The concept of the Sabbath originated in ancient Jewish culture and is a holy day of rest and worship that is observed from Friday evening to Saturday evening. The Greeks had their own religious practices and did not observe the Sabbath in the same way as the Jewish people.

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  • 26. 

    Aeschylus introduced the 3rd actory to the competition

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Aeschylus did not introduce the 3rd actory to the competition. This statement is false.

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  • 27. 

    The satyr play was only performed in festival honoring godess athena

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the satyr play was not exclusively performed in festivals honoring the goddess Athena. Satyr plays were a part of the ancient Greek theatrical tradition and were performed in various festivals and celebrations, not limited to those dedicated to Athena.

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  • 28. 

    The theater of dionysus that exists today is mostly ruins of a roman renovation

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because the theater of Dionysus that exists today is indeed mostly ruins of a Roman renovation. The original theater was built in the 5th century BC in Athens, Greece, but it underwent several renovations and modifications over the centuries. The Roman Empire, in particular, made significant changes to the theater during their rule, which resulted in the ruins that can be seen today. These ruins are a testament to the historical significance of the theater and its importance in ancient Greek and Roman culture.

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  • 29. 

    The skene is a machine that lowers the Gods at the end on a play

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The skene is not a machine, but rather a building or structure in ancient Greek theater. It served as a backdrop for the stage and provided a space for actors to change costumes or take refuge during a performance. It did not have any mechanism or function to lower the Gods at the end of a play. Therefore, the statement that the skene is a machine that lowers the Gods at the end of a play is false.

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  • 30. 

    Ancient greece was all lined marble building, white marble sculptures and people with long, white chitons.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because ancient Greece was not entirely composed of lined marble buildings, white marble sculptures, and people wearing long, white chitons. While marble was indeed used in the construction of buildings and sculptures, it was not the only material used. Additionally, not all buildings were made of marble, and not all sculptures were white. Furthermore, the clothing worn by people in ancient Greece varied, and not everyone wore long, white chitons.

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  • 31. 

    Greek comedy was culturally more important than greek tragedy

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Greek tragedy was culturally more important than Greek comedy. Tragedy was a significant part of ancient Greek culture and was often performed during religious festivals. Tragic plays explored complex themes, emotions, and moral dilemmas, and were seen as a way to educate and provoke thought in the audience. Tragedy also had a more profound impact on later literary traditions, influencing the development of drama in Western literature. While Greek comedy was also popular and entertaining, it did not hold the same level of cultural significance as tragedy.

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  • 32. 

    According to aristotle, comedy requires an audience to view the situation objectively

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to Aristotle, comedy requires an audience to view the situation objectively. This means that in order for comedy to be successful, the audience must be able to detach themselves from personal biases and judgments and see the situation from a neutral perspective. This objectivity allows for the comedic elements to be appreciated and understood, as the audience is able to recognize the humor and irony in the situation. Therefore, the statement that comedy requires an audience to view the situation objectively is true.

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  • 33. 

    Playwrights, actors and produces were chosed and paired by lot.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that in the context of the play, the selection process for playwrights, actors, and producers was done randomly by drawing lots. This implies that there was no bias or preference involved in the selection, and the individuals were chosen purely by chance. Therefore, the correct answer is "True."

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  • 34. 

    The theater on dionysus in athens sat between 1,500 and 3,000 people

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The theater on Dionysus in Athens did not sit between 1,500 and 3,000 people. The theater, which was dedicated to the Greek god Dionysus, was actually capable of seating around 17,000 people. It was one of the largest theaters in ancient Greece and was used for performances of plays and festivals.

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  • 35. 

    Greek new comedy deals primarily with kings and the higher born

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Greek New Comedy does not primarily deal with kings and the higher born. Instead, it focuses on everyday life and ordinary people, often portraying the middle class and their interactions with each other. This genre of comedy was known for its relatable characters and situations, providing social commentary and satire.

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  • 36. 

    Menander's new comedy was critical of the athenian's government role in the pelopenisian wae

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Menander's new comedy was not critical of the Athenian government's role in the Peloponnesian War. Menander was a Greek playwright who primarily focused on social and domestic themes in his comedies, rather than political criticism. His plays typically explored the complexities of human relationships and everyday life, rather than commenting on historical events or political matters. Therefore, it can be concluded that the statement is false.

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  • 37. 

    Lysistrata-depicts women of athens and sparta going on a sex strike - written by menander

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. "Lysistrata" is a play written by Aristophanes, not Menander. It depicts women from Athens and Sparta coming together to withhold sex from their husbands in order to end the Peloponnesian War. Menander was a playwright from Ancient Greece, but he did not write "Lysistrata."

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  • 38. 

    Greeks felt music in drama should have an ethical content

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Greeks believed that music in drama should have an ethical content. This means that they believed music should convey moral values and teach lessons to the audience. They saw music as a powerful tool for shaping the character and behavior of individuals, so it was important for them to incorporate ethical messages into their dramatic performances. This belief reflects the emphasis the Greeks placed on the moral and educational aspects of their art and culture.

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  • 39. 

    Very tight, too short chiton was worn over flesh colored tights for human characters in greek old comedy

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In Greek old comedy, human characters would wear a very tight and short chiton over flesh-colored tights. This combination of clothing was used to depict the appearance of the characters on stage. Therefore, the statement that this was true is correct.

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  • 40. 

    The theater of dionysus was situated in the slope of the parthenon in athens

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the theater of Dionysus was not situated on the slope of the Parthenon in Athens. The theater of Dionysus was actually located on the southern slope of the Acropolis, which is a different hill in Athens.

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  • 41. 

    The choregoi were wealthy greek citizens who were chosen to fund and produce the plays

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The choregoi were wealthy Greek citizens who were selected to financially support and organize the production of plays. They would provide the necessary funds for costumes, props, and the hiring of actors. This system allowed for the staging of elaborate and high-quality theatrical performances in ancient Greece.

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  • 42. 

    Unity of grek old comedy is in THE HAPPY IDEA

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The unity of Greek old comedy lies in "The Happy Idea." This means that the central theme or concept of the comedy is focused on the idea of happiness. The various elements of the play, such as the plot, characters, and dialogue, revolve around this idea and contribute to its exploration. The unity in this context refers to the coherence and consistency of the play's content, ensuring that all aspects work together to convey the central theme effectively.

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  • 43. 

    Greek comedies could have up to five actors in a single play

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Greek comedies could have up to five actors in a single play. This was because the ancient Greek theater had a limited number of actors available, and each actor would often play multiple roles in a play. By limiting the number of actors to five, the playwrights were able to create complex and entertaining productions while working within the constraints of the available resources. Additionally, having fewer actors allowed for more focus on the dialogue and interactions between the characters, which were key elements of Greek comedy.

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  • 44. 

    In greek comedy, both male and female characters wore phalluses

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In Greek comedy, it is not true that both male and female characters wore phalluses. In fact, only male characters wore phalluses as a part of their costume. This was done to exaggerate their masculinity and add comedic effect to the performance. Female characters, on the other hand, did not wear phalluses as it would have been considered inappropriate and against the social norms of the time.

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  • 45. 

    Theater of dionysus was buolt during the roman occupation of athens.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the Theater of Dionysus was not built during the Roman occupation of Athens. It was actually built in the 5th century BCE during the Golden Age of Athens, when Athens was under the control of the Athenian Empire. The theater was dedicated to Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and theater, and it served as a venue for various dramatic performances and festivals.

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  • 46. 

    In what century did sophocles live?

    • A.

      4 BC

    • B.

      3 BC

    • C.

      4 AD

    • D.

      5 BC

    • E.

      1 BC

    Correct Answer
    D. 5 BC
    Explanation
    Sophocles lived in the 5th century BC. This is evident from the fact that all the given options are in BC (Before Christ) and the closest option to the 5th century is 5 BC. Sophocles was a Greek playwright who lived from 496 BC to 406 BC, making the 5th century BC the correct time period for his life.

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  • 47. 

    In what century did aristotle live?

    • A.

      4 BC

    • B.

      3 BC

    • C.

      4 AD

    • D.

      5 BC

    • E.

      1 BC

    Correct Answer
    A. 4 BC
    Explanation
    Aristotle lived in the 4th century BC. This is because the BC (Before Christ) dating system counts backwards from the birth of Jesus Christ, with 1 BC being the year immediately before 1 AD. Since Aristotle lived before the birth of Christ, he must have lived in a year that is denoted as BC. Among the given options, 4 BC is the closest to the time period in which Aristotle lived.

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  • 48. 

    First person who is creditted to become and actor and win the fist dramatic contests was

    • A.

      Aeschylus

    • B.

      Sophocles

    • C.

      Bacchus

    • D.

      Thespis

    Correct Answer
    D. Thespis
    Explanation
    Thespis is credited as the first person to become an actor and win the first dramatic contests. He is known for introducing the concept of an individual actor who would perform separate roles in a play, rather than having a chorus perform all the roles. Thespis' innovative approach laid the foundation for the development of theater as we know it today.

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  • 49. 

    In whose theory is "action serious and posseses magnitude"?

    • A.

      Horace

    • B.

      Hrosvitha

    • C.

      Aristophanes

    • D.

      Aristotle

    • E.

      Lysistrata

    Correct Answer
    D. Aristotle
    Explanation
    Aristotle's theory states that action is serious and possesses magnitude. This is in line with his belief that action is a fundamental aspect of human life and that it has significance and impact. Aristotle's philosophy emphasizes the importance of action in shaping one's character and achieving moral excellence. He argues that actions are not mere isolated events, but rather they have consequences and contribute to the overall development of an individual's character. Therefore, Aristotle's theory aligns with the statement that action is serious and possesses magnitude.

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  • 50. 

    As discussed in class, who wrote descriptive criticism?

    • A.

      Aristotle

    • B.

      Horace

    • C.

      Aristophanes

    • D.

      Plato

    • E.

      Sophocles

    Correct Answer
    A. Aristotle
    Explanation
    Aristotle wrote descriptive criticism.

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