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5 Matching Questions

  1. Great Dionysian Festival
  2. Catharsis
  3. Tragic Hero
  4. Greek Actor's Mask
  5. dramatic irony
  1. a Most important part of the actor's costume. They were simple and personalized to the character. They were also used as amplifyers
  2. b A religious feast in the spring, main attraction was theater, included exultation of the soul, dancing and screaming
  3. c A fundamentally decent guy who undergoes a change of fortune due to one flaw
  4. d By raising the emotions of the audience, tragedy purges the audience of negative emotions. This is what the resulting "purification" is known as.
  5. e Sophocles built Oedipus on this, it is when the audience knows something that the character doesn't.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Wealthy patrons who supervised and financed the plays. Tragedies were usually more expensive for these people.
  2. ruin, delusion. The reckless behavior that causes the hero's death or downfall
  3. Where Oedipus grew up, where he thought he was born. It is about 50 miles west of Athens.
  4. First to use these was Thespis and later Sophecles. Only men.
  5. Patron of song, poetry, and drama. God of fertility. Cults dedicated to him performed activities such as going on hysterical rampages, ritual sacrifice, having orgies, and getting drunk. Greek Drama began as a religious observance in honor of him.

5 True/False Questions

  1. ParadosOde of entry, first scene, chorus performs


  2. Thebes"Inventor of tragedy" created actors and dialogue, invented masks and costumes. He was a poet, playwright, and chorus leader.


  3. Oracle of DelphiSpoken by chorus, setting up the scene/words of wisdom used for introduction


  4. Tragic Flaw (Hamartia)The reason a tragic hero falls, it is some weakness of character, some moral blindness, or some error.


  5. AretéA hero's pursuit of excellence


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