Poetics Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section III.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When one character realizes that another character has fewer morals than he once thought, what does Aristotle say is happening?
(a) Opportunity.
(b) Bad judgment.
(c) Growth.
(d) Recognition.

2. To Aristotle, what type of recognition is considered superior to any other kind?
(a) Recognition through the use of a sign.
(b) Recognition based on rumors.
(c) Recognition through reasoning.
(d) Recognition through a holy experience.

3. In the abstract of "Poetics", what exists when one set of things has the same relationship to one another as a second set of things has to each other?
(a) A metaphor.
(b) Chemistry.
(c) Coincidence.
(d) An analogy.

4. What does Aristotle believe to be the goal of tragedy?
(a) To inspire fear and pity.
(b) To inspire fear.
(c) To inspire pity.
(d) To inspire anger.

5. Artistically, what type of recognition does Aristotle consider to be a serious flaw?
(a) Recognition through divine intervention.
(b) Recognition that occurs suddenly.
(c) Recognition that is not connected with the flow of the plot.
(d) A recurring recognition.

Short Answer Questions

1. In how many ways does Aristotle say the method of imitation can differ?

2. What is the purpose of the conclusion according to Aristotle?

3. Aristotle explains that often poets will use words with more than one what?

4. What does Aristotle say was the purpose of Homer's specifying the number of deeds Odysseus accomplished?

5. In addition to a sign, what is the second kind of recognition as identified by Aristotle?

(see the answer key)

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