Greek Tragedy Quiz

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  1. Tragedies were produced anually as part of what type of festival?
    Religious Festivals
  2. The Chorus
    A group of actors who moved and sang together. Act as one character and speak in unision during Choral Odes.
  3. Purpose of Chorus
    • Set the mood.
    • Summarize the action.
    • Represent a point of view.
    • Side with various characters.
    • Warn of disaster.
  4. The legend of the Phoenix.
    Strength and life arise from destruction.
  5. Cartharsis
    Horrible truth that leads to release.
  6. The three great Greek tragic playwrights.
    Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles.
  7. How long did Sophocles live?
    90 years.
  8. Sophocles's city.
  9. At what age did Sophocles win his first contest?
  10. How many times was Sophocles awarded first prize?
    20 times.
  11. What are the other two plays in the cycle of Antigone?
    Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus.
  12. What was the beginning of the curse on the Cadmus family?
    A prophecy to King Laius and Queen Jocasta of Thebes that their son, Oedipus, will kill his father and marry his own mother.
  13. To avoid fulfillment of the prophecy, where was Oedipus left as a baby?
    In the mountains to die of exposure.
  14. Who found and raised Oedipus?
    The king and queen of Corinth.
  15. What are the names of Oedipus and Queen Jacosta's children?
    Antigone, Ismene, Eteocles, and Polyneices.
  16. Who was the first of Oedipus's sons to rule?
  17. What city were tragedies produced as a part of a religious festival?
  18. Tragic hero.
    Man or woman capable of great suffering.
  19. Hamartia
    A single flaw in character.
  20. How many characters did Sophocles have in his plays?
    Three and the chorus.
  21. The golden age of Greece.
    500-300 BC
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Greek Tragedy Quiz
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