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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. orchestra
  2. prologue
  3. ate
  4. antistrophe
  5. tragic hero
  1. a ruin/delusion (a part of the tragic hero cycle)
  2. b this person is basically a good person (not a villain or a hero) who has some tragic flaw (harmartia) that results in his downfall
  3. c this was a dialogue spoken by one or some of the characters giving necessary background information about the play
  4. d this was the "dancing space"; it was the performing area (circular shaped) and it was surrounded by the theater and in front of the skene; there was an altar to Dionysus at the center
  5. e this was the second movement of the chorus in an ode (it was a response to the strophe)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. this is a contrasting relationship between a character's understanding of his/her situation and what the audience actually understands that character's situation to be; in short, the audience knows something that the character doesn't; Sophocles used lots of this; an effective technique in Oedipus that is used to add to the suspense
  2. known 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
  3. 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
  4. excessive pride (a part of the tragic hero cycle)
  5. the first person to use these (who were only male) was Thespis, and then Aeschylus and Sophocles used these as well; men who hadn't hit puberty would be the women in the plays

5 True/False questions

  1. Corinthancient city in Greece; Oedipus' home and supposed birthplace; powerful naval force; located approximately 50 miles west of modern Athens, on the Isthmus of Corinth

          

  2. tragic hero cyclethis person is basically a good person (not a villain or a hero) who has some tragic flaw (harmartia) that results in his downfall

          

  3. masksthese were the most essential part of a Greek actor's costume and they were simple, yet personalized to each character

          

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

          

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

          

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