Tcu Theater Walsh Exam 2

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  • 1. 

    In what century did sophocles live?

    • A.

      4th BC

    • B.

      3rd BC

    • C.

      4th AD

    • D.

      5th BC

    • E.

      1st BC

    Correct Answer
    D. 5th BC
    Explanation
    Sophocles lived in the 5th century BC. This can be inferred from the fact that the options given are all in reference to the BC (Before Christ) era. Since Sophocles lived before the 1st BC, the only logical option is the 5th BC.

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  • 2. 

    What was the name of shakespeare's company whenhe first joined?

    • A.

      The king's men

    • B.

      The admiral's men

    • C.

      The Lord Chamberlains men

    • D.

      The queens men

    Correct Answer
    C. The Lord Chamberlains men
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Lord Chamberlains men. This was the name of the company that Shakespeare first joined when he began his career as a playwright and actor. The Lord Chamberlain's Men was one of the most prominent acting companies in London during the Elizabethan era, and Shakespeare was a key member of the troupe. They later became known as The King's Men after King James I ascended to the throne.

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  • 3. 

    In what century did aristotle live?

    • A.

      4th BC

    • B.

      3rd BC

    • C.

      4th AD

    • D.

      5th BC

    • E.

      1st BC

    Correct Answer
    A. 4th BC
    Explanation
    Aristotle lived in the 4th century BC. This is because he was a student of Plato and a teacher of Alexander the Great, both of whom lived in the 4th century BC. Aristotle's works on philosophy and science had a significant influence on Western thought and continue to be studied and debated to this day.

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  • 4. 

    Who performed the plays once the dramas were moved outside churches during the middle ages?

    • A.

      Clergy

    • B.

      Guilds

    • C.

      Royalty

    • D.

      Nuns

    • E.

      Soldiers

    Correct Answer
    B. Guilds
    Explanation
    During the Middle Ages, once the dramas were moved outside churches, the plays were performed by guilds. Guilds were associations of craftsmen and tradespeople who had specialized skills in various professions. They played a significant role in organizing and performing the plays as a form of entertainment for the community. Guild members would often take on different roles, such as actors, stagehands, or even musicians, to bring the plays to life outside the church setting. This allowed the guilds to showcase their talents and entertain the public while also serving as a means of promoting their professions.

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  • 5. 

    Hrosvitha was:

    • A.

      Roman critic and scholar

    • B.

      A german nun who read and adapted the plays of the roman playwright Terence

    • C.

      A member of the wakefield troupe

    • D.

      A member of charlemange's council recommending building of cathedrals to christ

    • E.

      Eastern philosopher who saves plato's work

    Correct Answer
    B. A german nun who read and adapted the plays of the roman playwright Terence
    Explanation
    Hrosvitha was a German nun who read and adapted the plays of the Roman playwright Terence. This means that she was a nun from Germany who was familiar with the works of Terence and adapted them in some way, possibly for performance or study. This suggests that she had a deep knowledge of Roman literature and was actively engaged in the cultural exchange between Germany and Rome during her time.

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  • 6. 

    The first person who is credited with stepping out of the chorus to become an actor and winning the first dramatic contest in Athens was:

    • A.

      Aeschylus

    • B.

      Sophocles

    • C.

      Bacchus

    • D.

      Thespis

    Correct Answer
    D. Thespis
    Explanation
    Thespis is credited with being the first person to step out of the chorus and become an actor, as well as winning the first dramatic contest in Athens. This marked the beginning of the art of acting as we know it today. Aeschylus and Sophocles were also famous Greek playwrights, but they came after Thespis and built upon his innovations. Bacchus, on the other hand, was a Greek god associated with wine and fertility, and not known for his contributions to theater.

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  • 7. 

    Plays done inside the church during the middle ages telling the christ story were knwon as:

    • A.

      Liturgical plays

    • B.

      New Comedy

    • C.

      Station plays

    • D.

      Pageant plays

    • E.

      Easter plays

    Correct Answer
    A. Liturgical plays
    Explanation
    During the Middle Ages, plays performed inside the church that depicted the story of Christ were known as liturgical plays. These plays were an important part of religious ceremonies and were performed by clergy members or members of the church community. They were typically performed during specific religious festivals or events, such as Easter. Liturgical plays served as a way to educate and engage the congregation in the teachings of the Bible and the life of Christ. They were performed in a sacred space and often included music, costumes, and elaborate staging.

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  • 8. 

    What is the "platea" in the medieval theater?

    • A.

      A costume

    • B.

      The director

    • C.

      An actor

    • D.

      The stage area

    • E.

      A cycle

    Correct Answer
    D. The stage area
    Explanation
    In medieval theater, the "platea" refers to the stage area. This is the space where the actors perform and where most of the action takes place. It is the central area of the theater where the audience's attention is focused. The stage area is an essential component of any theatrical production, providing a platform for the actors to bring the story to life and engage with the audience.

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  • 9. 

    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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  • 10. 

    Who assumed the costs for producing the plays during the medieval period once they moved outside of the church?

    • A.

      The church

    • B.

      The traveling players

    • C.

      The guilds

    • D.

      The convents

    Correct Answer
    C. The guilds
    Explanation
    During the medieval period, the guilds assumed the costs for producing the plays once they moved outside of the church. Guilds were associations of craftsmen and merchants who had the financial means to support the production of plays. They provided the necessary funds for costumes, props, and other expenses related to staging the plays. This support from the guilds allowed the plays to continue outside of the church and reach a wider audience.

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  • 11. 

    Who wrote LYSISTRATA?

    • A.

      Aristotle

    • B.

      Horace

    • C.

      Aristophanes

    • D.

      Plato

    • E.

      Sophocles

    Correct Answer
    C. Aristophanes
    Explanation
    Aristophanes is the correct answer because he is the known author of the play Lysistrata. Aristophanes was a Greek playwright who wrote comedies during the 5th century BCE. Lysistrata is one of his most famous works, a comedic play that explores themes of gender and war. It tells the story of a group of women who go on a sex strike to end the Peloponnesian War. Aristophanes' wit and satire are characteristic of his writing style, making him a prominent figure in ancient Greek literature.

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  • 12. 

    What was the medieval festival at which plays were performed?

    • A.

      The chorpus christi festival

    • B.

      The all saints festival

    • C.

      The easter festival

    • D.

      The dionysian festival

    • E.

      Homecoming

    Correct Answer
    A. The chorpus christi festival
    Explanation
    The Corpus Christi festival was a medieval festival at which plays were performed. This festival was celebrated in honor of the Eucharist, and it involved the performance of mystery plays that depicted biblical stories. These plays were performed by guilds and were an important part of the religious and cultural life of medieval Europe. The Corpus Christi festival was particularly popular in England, where it became a major event in many towns and cities.

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  • 13. 

    The 'poetics', the first significant work of dramatic criticism, was written by:

    • A.

      Socrates

    • B.

      Aristotle

    • C.

      Sophocles

    • D.

      Aristophanes

    Correct Answer
    B. Aristotle
    Explanation
    Aristotle wrote the 'Poetics', which is considered the first significant work of dramatic criticism. In this work, Aristotle discusses various aspects of drama, including plot, character, and spectacle. He analyzes the elements that make a play successful and provides insights into the nature and purpose of tragedy. Aristotle's 'Poetics' has had a profound influence on the theory and practice of drama, and it continues to be studied and referenced by scholars and practitioners to this day.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following is not on the list of aristole's six elements of dramatic action?

    • A.

      Music

    • B.

      Spectacle

    • C.

      Ritual

    • D.

      Character

    • E.

      Plot

    Correct Answer
    C. Ritual
    Explanation
    Aristotle's six elements of dramatic action, as outlined in his work "Poetics," include plot, character, thought, diction, spectacle, and music. However, ritual is not included in his list. Ritual refers to ceremonial actions or religious practices, which are not specifically mentioned by Aristotle as a key element in dramatic action.

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  • 15. 

    Pageant wagons were used in:

    • A.

      In France and Germany

    • B.

      In France

    • C.

      In England

    • D.

      In Germany and England

    • E.

      In Fort Worth and Dallas

    Correct Answer
    C. In England
    Explanation
    Pageant wagons were used in England. This is evident from the given options where it is mentioned that they were used in France, Germany, and England. The options that include France and Germany or Fort Worth and Dallas are incorrect as they do not solely mention England as one of the locations where pageant wagons were used. Therefore, the correct answer is England.

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  • 16. 

    Who said good plays were complete and self contained?

    • A.

      Sophocles

    • B.

      Euripides

    • C.

      Horace

    • D.

      Aristotle

    • E.

      Socrates

    Correct Answer
    D. Aristotle
    Explanation
    Aristotle said that good plays were not complete and self-contained. In his book "Poetics," he argued that a good play should have a beginning, middle, and end, and that it should follow the principles of unity of action, time, and place. He believed that a play should imitate life and evoke emotions in the audience, and that it should have a clear structure and purpose. This is in contrast to the other options listed, as they were not known for their theories on drama and plays.

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  • 17. 

    Dramatic action as discussed in class is:

    • A.

      What events happen and particularly how and why those events happen in a play

    • B.

      Sword fights and violent events

    • C.

      Language and text

    • D.

      Exclusively the crisis event in a play

    • E.

      Early action in the play giving information about the characters and setting

    Correct Answer
    A. What events happen and particularly how and why those events happen in a play
    Explanation
    Dramatic action refers to the events that occur in a play and the reasons behind them. It encompasses not only the actions themselves but also the motivations and intentions behind those actions. This includes the development of the plot, the conflicts between characters, and the overall progression of the story. Dramatic action is crucial in understanding the dynamics of a play and how it unfolds.

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  • 18. 

    At the end of his life shakespeare was:

    • A.

      Poor and destitute

    • B.

      Part of the landed gentry in stratford

    • C.

      The owner of the globe and living in london

    • D.

      The kings biographer

    Correct Answer
    B. Part of the landed gentry in stratford
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "part of the landed gentry in Stratford." This means that at the end of his life, Shakespeare was a member of the wealthy and privileged class in his hometown of Stratford. This is supported by historical records that show Shakespeare had acquired substantial wealth and property during his career as a playwright and actor.

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  • 19. 

    What was the name of the play that influenced the athenian city fathers to put socrates on trial for corrupting the youth of athens after the peloponnesian war?

    • A.

      Lysistrata

    • B.

      The grouch

    • C.

      Medea

    • D.

      The frogs

    • E.

      The clouds

    Correct Answer
    E. The clouds
    Explanation
    "The Clouds" is the correct answer because this play by Aristophanes satirically portrayed Socrates as a sophist who taught young men to question authority and traditional values. The play was performed in Athens during a time of political and social unrest after the Peloponnesian War, and it is believed to have influenced the city fathers to put Socrates on trial for his perceived influence on corrupting the youth of Athens.

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  • 20. 

    The "master of the revels" in elizabethan england was:

    • A.

      A grek citizen who paid for the majority of production costs

    • B.

      The medieval official in charge of the chorpus christi festival

    • C.

      An appointed official in elizabethan england in charge of licensing and censoring theater

    • D.

      The person in charge of an elizabethan acting company

    Correct Answer
    C. An appointed official in elizabethan england in charge of licensing and censoring theater
    Explanation
    The "master of the revels" in Elizabethan England was an appointed official in charge of licensing and censoring theater. This individual had the authority to grant licenses for theatrical performances and also had the power to censor plays, ensuring that they complied with the moral and political standards of the time. This position was crucial in controlling and regulating the theater industry during the Elizabethan era.

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  • 21. 

    As discussedin class, Eodipus tragic flaw was:

    • A.

      Hubris

    • B.

      Anger

    • C.

      Blindness

    • D.

      Misguided love

    Correct Answer
    A. Hubris
    Explanation
    In Greek tragedy, hubris refers to excessive pride or arrogance. In the case of Oedipus, his tragic flaw was his hubris, as he believed himself to be above the gods and thought he could outsmart fate. This arrogance led him to unknowingly fulfill the prophecy of killing his father and marrying his mother, causing his downfall. Oedipus' hubris blinds him to the truth and prevents him from seeing the consequences of his actions, ultimately leading to his tragic fate.

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  • 22. 

    What was shakespeare's acxting company name changed after queen elizabeth dies?

    • A.

      The kings men

    • B.

      The admiral's men

    • C.

      The lord chamberlain's men

    • D.

      The queen's men

    Correct Answer
    A. The kings men
    Explanation
    After Queen Elizabeth died, Shakespeare's acting company changed their name to "The King's Men." This change was made because the new monarch, King James I, became their patron and supporter. The name change reflected their new allegiance and the royal favor they received.

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  • 23. 

    Richard Burbage was:

    • A.

      The master of the revels

    • B.

      The lord chamberlain

    • C.

      The leader of the lod chamberlain's men

    • D.

      Shakespeare's arch rival

    Correct Answer
    C. The leader of the lod chamberlain's men
    Explanation
    Richard Burbage was the leader of the Lord Chamberlain's Men, which was the acting company that William Shakespeare was a member of. Burbage was a renowned actor and a close collaborator of Shakespeare, often playing the lead roles in many of his plays. He was known for his exceptional talent and is considered one of the greatest actors of his time.

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  • 24. 

    According to aristotle, all good plays have:

    • A.

      5 acts, no more, no less

    • B.

      A good beginning, middle and end

    • C.

      Mansion and platea

    • D.

      Great women actresses

    Correct Answer
    B. A good beginning, middle and end
    Explanation
    According to Aristotle, all good plays should have a good beginning, middle, and end. This means that a play should have a well-structured plot with a clear exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. This ensures that the play engages the audience from the start, develops the story effectively, and provides a satisfying conclusion. By following this structure, a play can effectively convey its themes, create tension and emotional impact, and leave a lasting impression on the audience.

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  • 25. 

    In the aritotelian model, "exposition" comes toward the:

    • A.

      Middle part of the play

    • B.

      Beginning of the play

    • C.

      At the climax of the play

    • D.

      During the resolution of the play

    Correct Answer
    B. Beginning of the play
    Explanation
    In the Aristotelian model, "exposition" refers to the beginning of the play. This is the part where the audience is introduced to the characters, setting, and background information necessary to understand the story. It sets the stage for the events that will unfold throughout the play.

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  • 26. 

    Of aristotle's six elements of dramatic action, which does aristotle list as the first and most important element?

    • A.

      Ideas/thought/theme

    • B.

      Plot

    • C.

      Characters

    • D.

      Music

    • E.

      Spectacle

    Correct Answer
    B. Plot
    Explanation
    Aristotle lists plot as the first and most important element of dramatic action. This is because the plot is the structure and arrangement of events in a play, which drives the story forward and creates tension and suspense. It is through the plot that the audience becomes engaged and invested in the narrative, as they follow the development and resolution of conflicts. The plot determines the overall structure and coherence of the play, making it a crucial element for creating a compelling and impactful dramatic experience.

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  • 27. 

    Shakespeare's leading actor who played the leading roles of Hamlet, Macbeth, etc. was:

    • A.

      James Burbage

    • B.

      Kit Marlowe

    • C.

      Richard Burbage

    • D.

      Ned Allen

    • E.

      Ben Jonson

    Correct Answer
    C. Richard Burbage
    Explanation
    Richard Burbage is the correct answer because he was a renowned English actor in the 16th century and a member of the Lord Chamberlain's Men, the acting company for which Shakespeare wrote his plays. Burbage is known for his iconic performances in leading roles such as Hamlet, Macbeth, and King Lear. He was highly regarded for his ability to bring Shakespeare's characters to life and was considered one of the greatest actors of his time.

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  • 28. 

    Of Aristotle's six elements of dramatic action, which came as the sixth most important element?

    • A.

      Ideas/thought/theme

    • B.

      Plot

    • C.

      Characters

    • D.

      Spectacle

    • E.

      Music

    Correct Answer
    D. Spectacle
    Explanation
    The sixth most important element of Aristotle's six elements of dramatic action is spectacle. Spectacle refers to the visual aspects of a performance, such as costumes, set design, and special effects. While all elements are important in creating a successful dramatic action, spectacle adds an additional layer of visual appeal and can enhance the overall experience for the audience.

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  • 29. 

    Foe several centuries, greek drama was presented exclusively at festival honoring:

    • A.

      Hubris

    • B.

      Zeus

    • C.

      Athena

    • D.

      Apollo

    • E.

      Dionysus

    Correct Answer
    E. Dionysus
    Explanation
    Greek drama was presented exclusively at festivals honoring Dionysus. Dionysus was the Greek god of wine, fertility, and theater. The festivals, known as the Dionysia, were held in Athens and other Greek cities and were dedicated to celebrating and worshiping Dionysus. The performances of Greek drama, including tragedies and comedies, were an important part of these festivals and were considered a form of religious worship. Therefore, it can be concluded that Greek drama was presented exclusively at festivals honoring Dionysus.

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  • 30. 

    What is a "dythramb"?

    • A.

      The rich greek citizen who gave money toward the production of the play

    • B.

      The playwright

    • C.

      An ecstatic hymn sung during greek dance competitions

    • D.

      The last play in the cycle - the last judgement play

    • E.

      The "oracle"

    Correct Answer
    C. An ecstatic hymn sung during greek dance competitions
    Explanation
    A "dythramb" is an ecstatic hymn that is sung during Greek dance competitions. This type of hymn is characterized by its lively and rhythmic nature, often accompanied by dancing and celebrating. It was an important part of ancient Greek culture and was performed during religious festivals and competitions, honoring the god Dionysus. The word "dythramb" comes from the Greek word "dithurambein," which means to celebrate or praise.

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  • 31. 

    Shakespeare retires because:

    • A.

      He is ill

    • B.

      He wants to cash in on his shares and retire as a country gentleman

    • C.

      His wife dies

    • D.

      His son dies

    Correct Answer
    B. He wants to cash in on his shares and retire as a country gentleman
    Explanation
    Shakespeare retires because he wants to cash in on his shares and retire as a country gentleman. This suggests that Shakespeare is looking to secure his financial future and live a more relaxed and comfortable lifestyle. By cashing in on his shares, he can ensure a steady income and enjoy the benefits of being a country gentleman. This decision is driven by his desire for financial stability and a change in lifestyle rather than any health-related or personal reasons.

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  • 32. 

    The 10 judges from the dionysian festival in acient Athens came from:

    • A.

      Neutral cities/stages outside of greece

    • B.

      One judge from each athenian tribe

    • C.

      Male volunteer citizens from sparta

    • D.

      Male volunteers from corinth

    • E.

      The city fathers of athens

    Correct Answer
    B. One judge from each athenian tribe
    Explanation
    The correct answer is one judge from each Athenian tribe. In the ancient Athenian festival of Dionysia, there were 10 judges who were chosen from each of the 10 Athenian tribes. These judges were responsible for evaluating and awarding prizes to the performances and plays that were presented during the festival. Each tribe had its own judge, ensuring a fair representation and evaluation of the performances.

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  • 33. 

    Which festival in ancient Athens was primarily for comedies?

    • A.

      Homecoming

    • B.

      The City

    • C.

      The Skene

    • D.

      The Lenaia

    • E.

      The Theatron

    Correct Answer
    D. The Lenaia
    Explanation
    The Lenaia festival in ancient Athens was primarily for comedies. This festival was held in honor of Dionysus, the god of wine and theater. During the Lenaia, playwrights would compete against each other by presenting their comedic plays to the audience. This festival was an important event in the theatrical calendar of ancient Athens and provided a platform for the performance and appreciation of comedic plays.

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  • 34. 

    As discussedin class: "deus ex machina' nowadays means:

    • A.

      Happy ending of the play

    • B.

      A contrived ending (badly written)

    • C.

      Holy sabath

    • D.

      Pageant wagon

    • E.

      Days of the machines

    Correct Answer
    B. A contrived ending (badly written)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a contrived ending (badly written)". "Deus ex machina" is a literary term that originated from ancient Greek theater, where it referred to a plot device in which a god was introduced into the story to resolve a seemingly unsolvable problem. In modern usage, it has come to mean an ending that feels forced or artificial, often resulting from poor writing or lack of creativity.

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  • 35. 

    Greek plays that dealt exclusively with domestic situations and the trials and tribulations of romance were called:

    • A.

      Old Comedy

    • B.

      New Comedy

    • C.

      Tragedy

    • D.

      Cycle comedies

    • E.

      Comedy of manners

    Correct Answer
    B. New Comedy
    Explanation
    New Comedy refers to a genre of Greek plays that focused on domestic situations and the challenges of romantic relationships. These plays typically featured relatable characters and everyday situations, often incorporating elements of humor and satire. Unlike Old Comedy, which was more political and satirical in nature, New Comedy focused on the personal lives and relationships of its characters. This genre became popular in ancient Greece during the 4th and 3rd centuries BCE, and its influence can still be seen in modern comedy today.

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  • 36. 

    How many ballots were counted to determine the winner for the best play in the dionysian festival?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      All

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      10

    • E.

      30,000

    Correct Answer
    C. 5
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 5. This suggests that there were a total of 5 ballots that were counted to determine the winner for the best play in the Dionysian festival.

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  • 37. 

    Who was the producer of "money guy" for the plays of classic greece?

    • A.

      The choregus

    • B.

      The chorus

    • C.

      The aeschylus

    • D.

      The etruscan

    • E.

      The chiton

    Correct Answer
    A. The choregus
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The choregus." In ancient Greece, the choregus was responsible for financing and organizing the production of plays. They would select and pay the playwright, actors, and chorus, as well as provide costumes and other necessary resources. The choregus played a crucial role in ensuring the success of the theatrical performances in classic Greece.

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  • 38. 

    What is the date of the first dramatic contest in which a prize was given for best tragedy?

    • A.

      544 BC

    • B.

      354 BC

    • C.

      21 AD

    • D.

      534 BC

    • E.

      33 AD

    Correct Answer
    D. 534 BC
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 534 BC. This date represents the first dramatic contest where a prize was given for the best tragedy. This event marked an important milestone in the history of theater and the recognition of excellence in dramatic performances.

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  • 39. 

    In 5th century BC greece, how many tragedies were witten by a single author for presentation at the main festival in athens?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    B. 3
    Explanation
    In 5th century BC Greece, it was common for a single author to write and present three tragedies at the main festival in Athens. This was part of the Athenian dramatic competition known as the "trilogy", where three tragedies were performed in succession, followed by a satyr play. The three tragedies were usually thematically connected and formed a cohesive narrative. This practice was popularized by playwrights like Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, who each wrote trilogies for the festival. Therefore, the correct answer is 3.

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  • 40. 

    The central playing area in greek theatre is called the:

    • A.

      Orchestra

    • B.

      Skene

    • C.

      Periaktoi

    • D.

      Theatron

    • E.

      Parados

    Correct Answer
    A. Orchestra
    Explanation
    The correct answer is orchestra. In Greek theatre, the orchestra refers to the central playing area where the chorus would perform and interact with the actors. It was typically a circular or semi-circular space located in front of the stage. The term "orchestra" literally means "dancing place" in Greek, highlighting its importance as a space for musical and choreographic performances. The orchestra was an integral part of the theatrical experience in ancient Greece, serving as a focal point for the audience's attention and engagement with the performance.

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  • 41. 

    Priaktoi in greek theatre were:

    • A.

      Chief magistrates

    • B.

      Leading actors

    • C.

      The producers

    • D.

      Scenic devices

    • E.

      The altars

    Correct Answer
    D. Scenic devices
    Explanation
    Priaktoi in Greek theatre were scenic devices. These were tall, triangular structures with three sides that could be rotated to show different scenes or settings. They were used to create a sense of depth and perspective on stage, allowing for quick scene changes and enhancing the visual appeal of the performances. The actors would perform in front of these scenic devices, which would be decorated to represent different locations or environments.

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  • 42. 

    How many tragic playwrights were selected to present plays at the festival at the great/city dionysia?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      11

    Correct Answer
    A. 3
  • 43. 

    The golden age of greece occured in the:

    • A.

      First century BC

    • B.

      Second century BC

    • C.

      Third century BC

    • D.

      Fourth century BC

    • E.

      Fifth century BC

    Correct Answer
    E. Fifth century BC
    Explanation
    The golden age of Greece occurred in the fifth century BC because during this time, Athens experienced a period of great cultural, intellectual, and artistic achievements. This was known as the Classical period and was characterized by the flourishing of democracy, philosophy (with notable figures like Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle), literature (including the works of playwrights like Sophocles and Euripides), and architecture (such as the construction of the Parthenon). Additionally, this period saw the Persian Wars, where the Greek city-states successfully defended their independence against the Persian Empire, further solidifying their cultural and political influence.

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  • 44. 

    In THE ELEpHANT MAN, what scenic elements moved up and down throughout the play to help set the scene?

    • A.

      The bed

    • B.

      The door

    • C.

      The windows

    • D.

      The periaktoi

    • E.

      The chiton

    Correct Answer
    C. The windows
    Explanation
    In THE ELEPHANT MAN, the scenic elements that moved up and down throughout the play to help set the scene were the windows. This suggests that the windows were an important part of the set design, possibly used to represent different locations or to create a sense of movement and change within the play.

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  • 45. 

    What is the theater depicted in this drawing?

    • A.

      The globe

    • B.

      The swan

    • C.

      The curtain

    • D.

      The rose

    • E.

      The theater

    Correct Answer
    B. The swan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the swan." This can be inferred from the question which asks about the theater depicted in the drawing. Among the options provided, "the swan" is the only one that refers to a theater. The other options, such as "the globe," "the curtain," "the rose," and "the theater," do not specifically indicate a theater. Therefore, "the swan" is the most appropriate answer.

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  • 46. 

    The illistration above is known as the:

    • A.

      First folio

    • B.

      DeWitt Drawing

    • C.

      The kid drawing

    • D.

      The lilly drwaing

    Correct Answer
    B. DeWitt Drawing
  • 47. 

    this image was drawn by a visitor to Elizabethan England from:

    • A.

      Ireland

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      The Netherlands

    • E.

      Austria

    Correct Answer
    D. The Netherlands
    Explanation
    The image was most likely drawn by a visitor from The Netherlands because during the Elizabethan era, The Netherlands had a thriving artistic community and was known for its skilled artists. Additionally, the artistic style and techniques used in the image may be consistent with those commonly seen in Dutch artwork from that time period.

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  • 48. 

    Aristotle was a trained Biologist

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Aristotle was indeed a trained biologist. He is often referred to as the father of biology as he made significant contributions to the field. Aristotle conducted extensive research on animals, studying their anatomy, behavior, and classification. He also wrote a book called "Historia Animalium" which provided detailed observations on various species. His work in biology laid the foundation for future scientific studies in this field.

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  • 49. 

    Plays performed inside the church during the middle ages were performed in Latin

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Plays performed inside the church during the middle ages were performed in Latin because Latin was the language of the Catholic Church and was widely used in religious ceremonies and texts. Latin was considered the language of the educated and clergy, and it was believed that using Latin in religious performances would enhance the spiritual experience and maintain the solemnity of the occasion. Additionally, Latin was seen as a universal language that could be understood by people from different regions. Therefore, it was common for plays performed inside the church during the middle ages to be in Latin.

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  • 50. 

    The largest fine for misconduct in an elizabethanacting company was for missing a performance.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the largest fine for misconduct in an Elizabethan acting company was not for missing a performance. The largest fine was actually for using inappropriate language or engaging in physical violence on stage. This was because the Elizabethan era had strict moral codes and any behavior that deviated from these codes was heavily penalized.

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