Poetics Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

Why does Aristotle say that Homer's "Iliad" is not a tragedy? (from Section II)

2.

Based on Aristotle's teachings, if the main character of a tragedy is totally without fault, his fall would not be due to his own fault, but rather what? (from Section II)

3.

Based on Aristotle's "Poetics", what does tragedy effectively achieve? (from Section III)

4.

Aristotle warns that a tragedy poet should be careful with what? (from Section II)

5.

When a poet does not understand that which he is attempting to depict, Aristotle considers this what type of error? (from Section III)

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