Classics 222 Quiz 4 Name: ____________________ 1. Greek tragedy is most concerned with: Making the play believable. Representing issues in the democracy. Heroes? glory and tim?. The births of the gods. 2. A good tragedy, according to Aristotle (and lecture): A. incites pity and fear and leads to katharsis (cleansing). B. makes the audience believe that they are there. C. has a happy resolution. D. encourages laughter and reduces menis (wrath). 3. The plot of Aeschylus? Agamemnon is: Agamemnon comes home after 10 years to find his faithful wife waiting for him. Agamemnon comes home, replaces his wife with his captive, Cassandra, and founds a "new Troy." Agamemnon comes home, goes inside, and is killed by Clytemnestra. Agamemnon comes home, finds his son has taken over the city, and must fight a civil war. 4. Clytemnestra is characterizes as being: A. like a pregnant hare. B. like a man. C. like a goddess. D. like a war captive. 5. The chorus of old men and the watchman, all, A. spread rumors about the Fall of Troy and Agamemnon's return. B. hope that Clytemnestra will remain in power. C. tell Agamemnon about Clytemnestra's treachery - but he won't believe them. D. make references to, but ultimately keep silent about the problems in the palace. 6. What does Pylades (Orestes' companion) do in the Libation Bearers? A. He places a lock of his own hair on the grave of Agamemnon. B. He marries Orestes' sister Electra, instead of Iphigenia. C. He rescues Cassandra. D. He encourages Orestes to murder Clytemnestra. 7. What great crime did Tantalus commit? A. He fed a hostage to Zeus. B. He slept with his brother's wife. C. He killed his wife's father. D. He sacrificed his daughter. 8. Who DIDN'T have an adulterous affair? A. Thyestes. B. Clytemnestra. C. Aigisthos. D. Agamemnon. 9. Chthonic v. Olympian is most similar to: A. Female v. Male. B. Mortal v. Immortal. C. Son v. Father. D. Greece v. Persia. 10. Apollo's purification of Orestes: A. is unsuccessful at appeasing the Furies. B. pleases the ghosts of both Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. C. is against the will of Zeus. D. allows Orestes to immediately return home.
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