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History of Theater (Grade 9)

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History of Theater

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1. 
This is the only playwright that we know wrote during the new comedy period of ancient Greece
  1. Madeline
  2. Medea
  3. Marsailles
  4. Menander
 
2. 
Aristotle wrote this book that outlined the essential elements of drama
  1. The Poetics
  2. The Odyssey
  3. The Illiad
  4. The Origin of Species
3. 
Literally translated as "god out of the machine," this Latin phrase now refers to a contrived ending
  1. tempis fugit
  2. deus ex machina
  3. puella est poeta
  4. anno domini
 
4. 
This scenic element allowed the Greeks to show different scenes on two or three-sided flats
  1. skene
  2. periactoid
  3. cavea
  4. theatron
5. 
Sophocles wrote which of the following plays
  1. Medea
  2. Agamemnon
  3. Lysistrata
  4. Oedipus
 
6. 
The Greeks valued this genre of theatre above all others
  1. comedy
  2. satire
  3. tragedy
  4. history
7. 
Greek theatres . . .
  1. were rooged
  2. had proscenium arches
  3. had box offices
  4. were all outdoors
 
8. 
The city that is most associated with Greek theatre is
  1. Carthage
  2. Athens
  3. Rome
  4. Sparta
9. 
About how long ago did Greek theatre begin?
  1. 200 years ago
  2. 2,500 years ago
  3. 20 years ago
  4. 500 years ago
 
10. 
An Elizabethan actor had to be and expert in which of the following?
  1. Fencing and Tumbling
  2. Dancing and Elocution
  3. Acting & Music
  4. All of the above
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