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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. epilogue
  2. Thebes
  3. choregos
  4. prologue
  5. tragic hero cycle
  1. a wealthy patrons who supervised and financed the plays; one of the public services required of the the wealthy; no control over which writer's play they would finance
  2. b this was a dialogue spoken by one or some of the characters giving necessary background information about the play
  3. c this was a dialogue spoken by one or some of the characters that was used to bring the play to a close
  4. d located northwest of Athens; largest city in the region; named for its mythical founder Cadmus; this is where most of the Oedipus trilogy takes place
  5. e arete, hubris, ate, and sometimes apotheosis

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. this was the first movement of the chorus in an ode
  2. ancient city in Greece; Oedipus' home and supposed birthplace; powerful naval force; located approximately 50 miles west of modern Athens, on the Isthmus of Corinth
  3. this word, also known as "recognition," is the change from ignorance to awareness in the tragic hero; he/she usually recognizes some horrible event/secret and then achieves a revelation about something like human fate, destiny, and/or the will of the gods
  4. this person is basically a good person (not a villain or a hero) who has some tragic flaw (harmartia) that results in his downfall
  5. this was the first scene of the play (after the prologue), and it was used to provide important and relevant information regarding the play

5 True/False questions

  1. skenethis was the "tent"; it was the backdrop for the orchestra (it was scenery); it was a room for changing and hiding props

          

  2. pathosthis was the first scene of the play (after the prologue), and it was used to provide important and relevant information regarding the play

          

  3. orchestrapursuit of excellence (a part of the tragic hero cycle)

          

  4. apotheosisknown as the "inventor of tragedy"; in modern times actors are sometimes referred to as this-person's-name-ians; created the independent actor and dialogue; was a poet, playwright, and chorus leader himself; first person to create an acting troupe

          

  5. chorusthis consisted of Athenian men and women; 12-15 singers and dancers who represented "the community"; they normally sang with an orchestra; Sophocles increased the size of this and made it less important than it originally was; very important part of the play; this would narrate and reflect back on the play; gives off a "unified feeling"

          

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