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Greek Theater, Sophocles, and Antigone Test

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  • Q1
    Author of Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone.
    Socrates
    Sophocles
    Jocasta
    Aeschylus
    30s
  • Q2
    How many actors did Sophocles have in the cast and why was it significant?
    3 because it was a new religious tradition
    3 because it allowed for characters to have a variety of interactions.
    2 because it was a tradition of Greek plays
    3 or more because of the chorus
    30s
  • Q3
    How many of Sophocles' plays still exist today?
    28
    100
    7
    3
    30s
  • Q4
    What is the nickname of the time period when Sophocles wrote his plays?
    The "Golden Age"
    Hypocrite
    Catharsis
    Hamartia
    30s
  • Q5
    How old was Sophocles when he won his first drama competition?
    90
    28
    85
    27
    30s
  • Q6
    Who were the Greeks?
    Barbarians and murderers
    Actors and singers
    A culture obsessed with tradition
    Civilization made tragedy into a form of art
    30s
  • Q7
    What is a typical ending for a hero in a Greek tragedy?
    Riches and jewels
    Downfall, usually ending with destruction or death
    Marriage
    Crowned King
    30s
  • Q8
    What emotions are aroused by tragedy?
    Fear, wonder, anger, and awe
    Awe, wonder, pity and anger
    Wonder, awe, anger, and fear
    Pity, fear, wonder, and awe
    30s
  • Q9
    What is the single flaw in a hero often leading to their downfall called?
    hamartia
    hypocrite
    catharsis
    tragedy
    30s
  • Q10
    Horrible truth that leads to release
    hypocrite
    catharsis
    hamartia
    irony
    30s
  • Q11
    Where tragedies were produced as part of a religious festival.
    Athens
    Rome
    Berlin
    London
    30s
  • Q12
    A group of actors that moved and sang together, acting as one character
    Troupe
    Stage crew
    Players
    Choral Ode
    30s
  • Q13
    The Greek word for actor
    hamartia
    thespian
    hypocrite
    catharsis
    30s
  • Q14
    Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus
    The other playwrights in the Golden Age
    The other two plays in the series with Antigone
    Titles of songs in Antigone
    Names of plays by Aeschylus
    30s
  • Q15
    What did actors in Greek tragedies wear?
    Masks with built in megaphones and platform shoes
    Sack cloth and ornaments
    Antlers and makeup
    Drapes and robes
    30s

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