The Greek Way Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12, Aeschylus: The First Dramatist.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who wrote the first Greek tragedy?
(a) Pericles
(b) Aeschylus
(c) Sophocles
(d) Euripides

2. According to Pericles, _________________________.
(a) words are to be used sparingly
(b) repetition is good
(c) the longer a passage is, the better it is
(d) writing should be ornate

3. Herodotus is classified as a writer of ____________________.
(a) tragedy
(b) history of the fight with Persia
(c) comedy
(d) religion

4. Aeschylus felt that the cause of misery was _____________.
(a) power
(b) wealth
(c) prosperity
(d) sin

5. The Greek acceptance of reality, as given in an oration by Pericles, makes them ___________________________.
(a) warm
(b) exaggerated
(c) seem cold and unemotional
(d) interested in humanity

Short Answer Questions

1. Which Pharaoh opposed the priests?

2. How many actors were in a play written by Aristophanes?

3. Compared to Greek writing, English poetry is ____________________.

4. Thucydides wrote a history of the war between ______________________.

5. What was characteristic of Greek art?

(see the answer key)

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