Greek Quiz

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Greek Quiz

  1. 1. Who were the first people to use theatre as a religious ritual? <ul><li>The Romans </li></ul><ul><li>The Greeks </li></ul><ul><li>The Americans </li></ul><ul><li>The Chinese </li></ul>
  2. 2. No. Choose another answer. HINT: Theatre as we know it began with an ancient civilization. go back to question
  3. 3. Yes! You’re a genius, and your teacher is awesome. We owe a lot to the ancient Greeks. go on to the next question
  4. 4. Who was the object of worship in ancient theatre? <ul><li>Zeus </li></ul><ul><li>Athena </li></ul><ul><li>Thespis </li></ul><ul><li>Dionysus </li></ul>
  5. 5. No. Choose another answer. HINT: People liked to party at the theatre. go back to question
  6. 6. Yes! You’re a genius, and your teacher is awesome. Dionysus was the god of wine and fertility. You would not be allowed to attend one of his festivals today. go on to the next question
  7. 7. Who revolutionized theatre by stepping away from the chorus and speaking on his own? <ul><li>Thespis </li></ul><ul><li>Aristotle </li></ul><ul><li>Sophocles </li></ul><ul><li>Aristophanes </li></ul>
  8. 8. No. Choose another answer. HINT: Sometimes actors are called ____, a variation on his name. go back to question
  9. 9. Yes! You’re a genius, and your teacher is awesome. Actors are often called thespians, not to be confused with lesbians, which are very different things. go on to the next question
  10. 10. What happened in the orchestra? <ul><li>Instrumental music </li></ul><ul><li>The main action of the play </li></ul><ul><li>Songs and dances </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing </li></ul>
  11. 11. No. Choose another answer. HINT: The Chorus stayed in the orchestra. go back to question
  12. 12. Yes! You’re a genius, and your teacher is awesome. The orchestra is right in front of the stage. They’re the best seats in the house! That’s the end of the quiz.

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