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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Why Oedipus leave Corinth
  2. Chorus roll in comedies
  3. playwright
  4. How did the size of the chorus change over time?
  5. What does the old blind seer tell Oedipus?
  1. a An oracle told him he would kill his father and marry his mother
  2. b A link between the actors and the audience, not necessarily people. They could be animals or even clouds
  3. c The seer tells Oedipus he is the murderer of the previous Theban king
  4. d a person who writes plays
  5. e Started as 50, shrank to 12 with Aeschylus then back up to 15 with Sophocles

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 13
  2. Hung herself
  3. He defeated the Sphinx (answered the riddle correctly)
  4. 70
  5. Blinds himself

5 True/False questions

  1. Who is the only comedy playwright whose work survived intact?Euripides' Cyclops


  2. The play Aristotle chose as an ideal example of Greek TragedySophocles' Oedipus the King


  3. Three things that Sophocles is responsible for1. introduced third actor, 2. increased chorus from 12 to 15 people, 3. introduced scene painting


  4. The 3 tragedies Aeschylus wrote in 458 BC are known in total as what?Oresteia


  5. What are Aeschylus' plays filled with?spectacular effects, serious dancing and exciting descriptions of battles


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