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Mythology Study Guide: Greek Tragedy Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Who starts the family curse in The Oresteia?

Question 2 2. What group of people did he consistently portray as sympathetic?

Question 3 3. What is the answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx?

Question 4 4. How does Antigone practice civil disobedience?

Question 5 5. What does Oedipus do when he is told his fate?

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Question 6 6. Euripides was considered an influential writer of Greek tragedy because he _____.

Question 7 7. Why did Octavian want Virgil to write 'The Aeneid'?

Question 8 8. Aeschylus founded the genre of tragedy in what ancient Greek city?

Question 9 9. What event ends the family curse in The Oresteia?

Question 10 10. Where do Antigone and Creon conflict?

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Question 11 11. Which comedian ridiculed him the most during his lifetime?

Question 12 12. Who is the brother that is supposed to go unburied?

Question 13 13. Which of the following was NOT one of Sophocles's contributions to the tragedy?

Question 14 14. Who kills Agamemnon in The Oresteia?

Question 15 15. Which classic literary text is the second half of 'The Aeneid' modeled upon?

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Question 16 16. How is Aeneas different from Odysseus?

Question 17 17. Which god convinces Orestes that it is his duty to kill his mother Clytemnestra in The Oresteia?

Question 18 18. Why was Aeschylus considered an influential writer of Greek tragedy?

Question 19 19. How does the play end tragically?

Question 20 20. The majority of ancient tragedies take their plots from what source?

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Question 21 21. Antigone was written during the Peloponnesian Wars. Would Antigone represent Athens or Sparta?

Question 22 22. Which of these is NOT a tragic trilogy by Aeschylus?

Question 23 23. What themes are at work in Oedipus Rex?

Question 24 24. What does Oedipus' father do when he hears Oedipus' fate?

Question 25 25. Aeschylean and many other ancient tragedies were most often part of a tetralogy, or a collection of how many individual works with a central plotline?

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Question 26 26. In what period did Euripides live?

Question 27 27. In what way is 'The Aeneid' similar to Christianity?

Question 28 28. In what way did he treat his heroes differently than other playwrights?

Question 29 29. After his second marriage, where did Euripides live?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is TRUE about the great Greek playwrights?

Mythology Study Guide: Greek Tragedy Chapter Exam Instructions

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