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Ancient Greek Comedy

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Ancient Greek Comedy game quiz
"What do you know about this genre of ancient drama?"

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1. What does the word 'hipokrites' mean in Greek drama?
    Actors
    Dancers
    Poets
    Audience


2. What were the shoes with elevated soles that were worn by the actors of the comedy called?
    Chiton
    Himations
    Chalmys
    Cothurnus


3. In order to create a female appearance, the actors wore paddings. What was the one over the chest called?
    Progastrida
    Stithosacos
    Propectoron
    Prosternida


4. The Greek Comedy had three stages: Old, Middle and New Comedy. Who represents the New Comedy?
    Menander
    Cratinus
    Aristophanes
    Eupolis


5. During which period was the Old Comedy performed?
    450-380 B.C.
    320-190 B.C.
    620-510 B.C.
    540-460 B.C.


6. The word comedy derives from the Greek 'komodia'. What does this Greek word mean?
    The wine of laughter
    The act of laughter
    The song of the komos
    Odes to joy


7. The imitation penis that was often worn in comedies was called what?
    Answer: (One Word)


8. How many members did the chorus have in a comedy play?
    12
    There was no chorus
    18
    24


9. In which comedy does the hero become a bird and later founds a city in the sky, the 'Cloudcuckooland'?
    Ornithes
    Acharnians
    Nepheles
    Eirini


10. The long choral passage both recited and sung, that was a direct address to the audience was called what?
    Debate
    Anaphora
    Logos
    Parabasis


11. What was the festival at which the comic playwrights produced their works in January called?
    City Dionysia
    Lenaea
    Bacchalia
    Panathenea


12. Women were not allowed to watch a comedy. True or False?
    Answer: (One Word(true or false))


13. What was the front seating privilege called?
    Prohedria
    Aristocratia
    Proskinion
    Euseveis


14. Which of the following, about the actors, is true?
    Amateurs
    Slaves
    Professionals
    Priests


15. Which one of the following is not a comedy by Aristophanes?
    Wealth
    Flies
    Wasps
    Frogs


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Compiled Jun 28 12