Review Quiz #3 for Chapter 13

Review Quiz #3 for Chapter 13

1. The emphasis on suffering in Greek tragedy was due to the belief that... a. to be wise one must suffer
b. suffering as the sacrifice required by the Gods and Goddesses
c. only Heroes suffered
d. only women's suffering could be ignored
e. suffering was the mark of the Goddess

2. Though the Tragic concept of the universe was that it was governed by the Gods and Goddesses, the universe is really... a. anima-centered
b. soul-centered
c. human-centered
d. Goddess-centered
e. dream-centered

3. In the Tragic concept of the universe, the Gods and Goddesses most often communicate with humans... a. by hieroglyph
b. by storms at sea
c. by sacred dances
d. in riddles
e. in offerings

4. The "mystery" of the Tragic universe refers to... a. women
b. birth of the Gods and Goddesses
c. a universe spinning toward Hades
d. a universe that is not morally neat
e. extinctions of previous cultures

5. The "divine law" that the Gods and Goddesses are supposed to enforce... a. punishes Goddess worshippers
b. punishes the weak
c. rewards the strong
d. rewards the good
e. requires human sacrifice

6. The Tragic Hero quests to find... a. a perfect mate
b. Nirvana
c. rational people
d. enough clarity to understand the divine
e. enough strength to be alone

7. The Tragic Hero's quest... a. is always rewarded with immortality
b. always punished for hubris
c. invariable fails
d. invariably proves fatal
e. ends in the Hero becoming impotent

8. The term "peripetia" means... a. sudden death
b. study of asteroids
c. walking stories
d. sudden joy
e. sudden reversals

9. The term "anagorisis" means... a. excessive emotions
b. castration of Gods
c. purging of religious fervor
d. powerful sexuality
e. powerful recognition

10. In the Greek tragedy, moral freedom refers to the belief that... a. one is responsible for one's actions
b. one is responsible for one's own fate
c. that despite any intervention of the Gods and Goddesses one must take responsibility for one's own fate
d. one must reject the role of victim
e. all of the above

11. When the Tragic Hero achieves moral transcendence, the audience... a. received redemption
b. was reassured of the value of the struggle
c. received immortality
d. was sexually liberated
e. offered sacrifices to redeem him

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