Review Quiz #1 for Chapter 13

Review Quiz #1 for Chapter 13

1. Early Greek Tragedies were _______years later than the early Greek epics which provided much of the mythology for these late works. a. 300
b. two
c. 20
d. 19
e. 1500

2. Early Greek Tragedies reworked ancient myths to... a. include local aristocratic families
b. highlight current concerns
c. compete in the City of Dionysus
d. reinterpret the significance of the old myths
e. all of the above

3. One of the over-riding themes of these tragedies was... a. the joy of mortality
b. civilized cultures repelling attacks from barbary
c. lawful order versus obligations to blood
d. creating shrines for the worship of Gods and Goddesses
e. creating a link with the Underworld

4. One of the elements of early Dionysian rituals that continues in the later Greek tragedies is the dithyramb, which means... a. a slow rhythmic religious chant
b. the precipice of a Greek temple
c. a banner which is blazoned wi th the phallic symbols of the God Dionysus
d. a virgin priest
e. an ecstatic choral song

5. The Phallic symbols represent the ____________ in Dionysian rituals. a. procreativity
b. the commitment of the God Dionysus to his promises
c. the irresistible natural forces
d. sensuality
e. all of the above

6. What is NOT included in the myths of the God Dionysus... a. drunken behavior
b. mercilessness
c. sacrificial scapegoat figures
d. human sacrifice
e. moral restraint

7. Tragedy is said to rely on a sense of catharsis for... a. enlightenment
b. social order
c. release of intense emotion
d. contact with the Gods and Goddesses
e. inspiration

8. Satyrs are... a. mythical creatures with horns on their heads
b. mythical creatures with horses' ears
c. mythical creatures with lascivious natures
d. mythical creatures with large penises
e. all of the above

9. The satyr play was NOT seen as... a. obscene
b. reconciling conflicts
c. exploiting human sexual behavior
d. poking fun at the sexuality of the Gods and Goddesses
e. allowing the hero to ascend into heaven

10. The chorus of the Satyr play was usually comprised of... a. virgins
b. priests
c. satyrs
d. the Gods and Goddesses
e. all of the above

11. Greek comedies developed out of... a. ribald exchanges during the Dionysian procession
b. the trickster Prometheus' exploits
c. awareness of one's own limitations
d. inverting the social order
e. women's rights

12. A comedy's happy ending serves to... a. validate sacrifice
b. reintegrate disparate elements
c. confer immortality on the lovers
d. explore the mysteries of life
e. all of the above

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