Greek Theatre: Tragedy and Comedy


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Which of the following lists the Athenian tragedians in chronological order?

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1. Which of the following was NOT a type of Greek theatre?

2. The TV show South Park and Greek comedy share which of the following characteristics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Theatre has been one of ancient Greece's most enduring inventions, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of its history. You will be assessed on your ability to identify and define different types of theatre.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Chronological order of the Athenian tragedians
  • Types of Greek theatre
  • Shared characteristic(s) of ancient Greek and modern comedies
  • Role of the tragedian in Athenian religion
  • Examples of a tragic moral

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Western civilization lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Greek theatre
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the era in which Greek tragedy reached its pinnacle in Athens

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Greek Theatre: Tragedy and Comedy. The lesson meets these learning objectives:

  • Identify the ancient Greek concept of hubris
  • Recognize the concept of 'reducto ad absurdum'
  • Define the style and purpose of satyr plays
  • Examine the plays Antigone, The Bacchae, and The Oresteia
  • Define the term lampoon