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5 Matching questions

  1. Skene
  2. Orchestra
  3. Hubris
  4. Tragic Flaw (Hamartia)
  5. Great Dionysian Festival
  1. a "dancing space," performance area, alter for Dionysus.
  2. b A religious feast in the spring, main attraction was theater, included exultation of the soul, dancing and screaming
  3. c Excessive pride/arrogance
  4. d "tent" backdrop for orchestra, scenery, raised 2-3 steps above orchestra, a room for hiding props and changing. 1-3 doors/exits
  5. e The reason a tragic hero falls, it is some weakness of character, some moral blindness, or some error.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The town Oedipus was king of, the town he was actually born in. Northwest of Athens, largest city of the region
  2. 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.
  3. A hero's pursuit of excellence
  4. Areté-Hubris-Até-Apotheosis-
  5. The two parts of a choral ode in classical greek drama, sung while movement is executed, chorus sings while moving east to west deciding on two sides of an issue.

5 True/False questions

  1. CatharsisBy raising the emotions of the audience, tragedy purges the audience of negative emotions. This is what the resulting "purification" is known as.


  2. EpilogueSpoken by chorus, setting up the scene/words of wisdom used for introduction


  3. Greek Actor's MaskMost important part of the actor's costume. They were simple and personalized to the character. They were also used as amplifyers


  4. Oracle of DelphiA fundamentally decent guy who undergoes a change of fortune due to one flaw


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