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Ancient Greek Literature (Grade 9)

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Ancient Greek Literature

1. 
The earliest Ancient Greek literature was passed on orally.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
Most of the legends about the Trojan War come from the Iliad and the Odyssey which were written by                .
  1. Homer
  2. Pericles
  3. Sophocles
  4. Xenophon
3. 
Homer's poems were a type known as                 .
4. 
Epic poems are traditionally long and deal with mythological characters.
  1. True
  2. False
5. 
Who wrote Works and Days, Theogony, and Shield of Heracles?
  1. Hesiod
  2. Homer
  3. Xenophon
  4. Aristophanes
6. 
Most genres of literature developed during which historic period?
  1. Preclassicical
  2. Classical
  3. Postclassical
  4. Hellenistic
7. 
What were the forms of Ancient Greek drama?



8. 
Which playwright is known as the "father of tragedy"?
  1. Sophocles
  2. Euripides
  3. Oresteia
  4. Aeschylus
9. 
More plays by Euripides survived than any other Greek playwright.
  1. True
  2. False
10. 
Antigone is one of the famous plays by Sophocles.
  1. True
  2. False
11. 
Ancient Greek Comedies were usually dedicated to which god?
  1. Zeus
  2. Apollo
  3. Demeter
  4. Dionysus
12. 
Aristophanes usually wrote comedies about the citizens of which city-state?
  1. Sparta
  2. Megara
  3. Athens
  4. Corinth
13. 
Sometimes called the "father of history," who is often credited with writing the first history book?
  1. Plato
  2. Herodotus
  3. Xenophon
  4. Thucydides
14. 
How did Thucydides methods differ from Herodotus?





15. 
Plato's most famous work is the                       .
16. 
Lyric poetry was originally sung while playing a lyre.
  1. True
  2. False
17. 
All Classical Greek drama that survives comes from Sparta.
  1. True
  2. False
18. 
What is known about Plato comes from the writing of Socrates because Plato did not write himself.
  1. True
  2. False
19. 
Who wrote Metaphysics?
  1. Plato
  2. Socrates
  3. Aristotole
  4. Anaximander
20. 
Which city was famous for its library during the Hellenistic Period?
  1. Thebes
  2. Athens
  3. Knossos
  4. Alexanderia
21. 
Though not many survive the ancient Greeks did write novels in prose.
  1. True
  2. False

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