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Question 1 

  1. Choose one word that best explains      why the people have rejected the “multitude of mercy” offered by the      speaker?

 

Humanism

 

Pleasure

 

Materialism

 

Science

1.6 points

Question 2 

  1. Choose one word that best      describes how the speaker feels about those of whom he speaks.

 

Indifferent

 

Disappointed

 

Shame

 

Apathetic

1.6 points

Question 3 

  1. Death’s vow to search for “both      great and small,” never to relax at any point, means that

 

Death is universal   and inescapable.

 

Humanity is at war   with death.

 

Cruelty is all   Death knows.

 

Death is cruel to   both great and small.

1.6 points

Question 4 

  1. The speaker characterizes the      “creatures” about whom he speaks as __________.

 

physically blind

 

spiritually poor   and lost

 

successful

 

deists

1.6 points

Question 5 

  1. According to the excerpt,      __________.

 

evil is popular and   well-spoken of.

 

pride goeth before   the fall.

 

people acknowledge   God.

 

people pray to God   for deliverance from evil.

1.6 points

Question 6 

  1. Episodic Bible      stories were the sources of miracle plays.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 7 

  1. Which character in Everyman says      to Everyman: “Fear not; I will speak for thee.”

 

Good Deeds

 

Goods

 

Knowledge

 

Beauty

1.6 points

Question 8 

  1. Confession gives Everyman a

 

vow

 

scourge

 

petition

 

voucher

1.6 points

Question 9 

  1. The name “Oedipus” means      swollen hand.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 10 

  1. In the play Oedipus the Chorus      say: “Majestic Oedipus! / No prince in Thebes had ever such renown, / No      prince won such grace of power. / And now of all men ever known / Most      pitiful is this man’s story: / His fortunes are most changed, his state /      Fallen to a low slave’s / Ground under bitter fate.”  The excerpt      uses __________ as its organizing principle.

 

Opposites

 

Cause and effect   argument

 

Verisimilitude

 

Analogy

1.6 points

Question 11 

  1. “Quem Quoeritis” means      “Whom Do You Seek.”

True

False

1.6 points

Question 12 

  1. Greek tragedy encouraged the use      of comedy and tragedy in the same play to show the duality of human      nature.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 13 

  1. Greek actors used giant masks to      indicate their character types or emotions.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 14 

  1. In Everyman, who does not speak?

 

God

 

Everyman

 

Faith

 

Death

1.6 points

Question 15 

  1. Which convention is a device for      rolling out onto the stage evidence of actions which cannot be depicted on      stage?

 

antigone

 

strophe

 

parados

 

parados

1.6 points

Question 16 

  1. Miracle plays became obsolete      largely from the re-emergence of Roman models of drama.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 17 

  1. Strength speaks in Everyman      saying: “You spend your speech and waste your brain.” In context, this      means that

 

One is entitled to   free speech.

 

Time has passed for   action.

 

Strength does not   care. Effort is useless.

 

Idleness is the   result.

1.6 points

Question 18 

  1. The Greek scene (skene) building      had no drop curtain.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 19 

  1. Greek audiences had a knowledge of      Homer’s works.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 20 

  1. Goods states in the play Everyman:      “Who calleth me? Everyman? What hast thou hast! / I lie here in corners,      trussed and piled so high, / And in chest I am locked so fast, / Also      sacked in bags, thou mayst see with thine eye, / I cannot stir; in packs      low I lie. / What would ye have, lightly me say.”
    Words and phrases such as “trussed,” “locked,” “sacked in bags,” and      “cannot stir” allude to someone who is

 

A miser

 

Generous

 

Princely

 

Anti-materialist

1.6 points

Question 21 

  1. A messenger tells Oedipus that the      king’s (Oedipus’s) father, _____, is dead.

 

Polybos

 

Kreon

 

Jokasta

 

Teiresias

1.6 points

Question 22 

  1. In Greek theater, all roles were      performed by males.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 23 

  1. Othello is known to be honest,      open, sincere, and overly trusting.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 24 

  1. In the play Oedipus the Chorus      say: “Majestic Oedipus! / No prince in Thebes had ever such renown, / No      prince won such grace of power. / And now of all men ever known / Most      pitiful is this man’s story: / His fortunes are most changed, his state /      Fallen to a low slave’s / Ground under bitter fate.”  The speaker      uses opposites in this excerpt.  This is an example of the use of      ________________.

 

Contrast.

 

Cause and effect   argument.

 

Verisimilitude.

 

Analogy

1.6 points

Question 25 

  1. Greek theatre invented the drop-curtain      device.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 26 

  1. The scene (skene) could not be      used for action because the audience could not see inside it.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 27 

  1. Have you read the syllabus as      posted in this course?

 

Yes

 

No

1.6 points

Question 28 

  1. Bolbus and Nerope are the      childless couple in Oedipus Rex who adopt a child.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 29 

  1. Everyman states in the play      Everyman: “ O gracious God, in the high seat celestial, / Have mercy on me      in this most need; / Shall I have no company from this vale terrestrial /      Of mine acquaintance that way to me lead?”
    In this excerpt, Everyman pleads to God for ________.

 

Longer life and   strength

 

Help from heaven

 

Redemption and companionship

 

Help from above

1.6 points

Question 30 

  1. Morality plays flourished until      late in the nineteenth century.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 31 

  1. Ancient drama grew out of the      religious ceremonies of the ancient Greeks.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 32 

  1. Richard Caxton printed Everyman      in English in the early 1600’s.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 33 

  1. Everyman states in the play      Everyman: “ O gracious God, in the high seat celestial, / Have mercy on me      in this most need; / Shall I have no company from this vale terrestrial /      Of mine acquaintance that way to me lead?”
    In this excerpt, Everyman pleads to God to allow help from ________.

 

Extraterrestrial   forces

 

Heaven

 

Earth

 

Angels

1.6 points

Question 34 

  1. Goods states in the play Everyman:      “Who calleth me? Everyman? What hast thou hast! / I lie here in corners,      trussed and piled so high, / And in chest I am locked so fast, / Also      sacked in bags, thou mayst see with thine eye, / I cannot stir; in packs      low I lie. / What would ye have, lightly me say.”  In context, this      best satirizes

 

Savings

 

Wealth

 

Generosity

 

Materialistic   devotion to gathering goods

1.6 points

Question 35 

  1. Goods states in the play Everyman:      “Who calleth me? Everyman? What hast thou hast! / I lie here in corners,      trussed and piled so high, / And in chest I am locked so fast, / Also      sacked in bags, thou mayst see with thine eye, / I cannot stir; in packs      low I lie. / What would ye have, lightly me say.”
    Words and phrases such as “I lie,” “trussed,” “locked,” and “cannot stir”      allude to the truth of the popular adage that

 

“you can’t take it   [wealth] with you [when you die]”

 

“money is the be   all and end all”

 

“money is the fuel   of life”

 

“money is power”

1.6 points

Question 36 

  1. A function of the Greek chorus was      to reveal the lead character’s thoughts.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 37 

  1. Because so much of the Greek      population desired to enjoy the benefits of royalty, there were often      on-stage conflicts between actors playing commoners and kings.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 38 

  1. The Greek stage was limited in the      use of props and scenery.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 39 

  1. The end of a Greek play is called      Exodos.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 40 

  1. Antigone and Ismene are Oedipus’      daughters.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 41 

  1. The beggar in “Quem      Quoeritis” pleads that he be included in Christ’s resurrection.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 42 

  1. Dionysus was the god of dance.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 43 

  1. Both men and women served in the      Greek chorus.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 44 

  1. According to Greek theater, it is      not any extrinsic problem or challenge that determines outcome.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 45 

  1. Setting can be a determining      influence of a story.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 46 

  1. Have you read the information      provided through the Student Expectations link?

 

Yes

 

No

1.6 points

Question 47 

  1. Sophocles is noted for his clear      and logical action that used political, religious, and personal elements.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 48 

  1. Goods speaks in the play Everyman      saying:  “Who calleth me? Everyman? What hast thou hast! / I lie here      in corners, trussed and piled so high, / And in chest I am locked so fast,      / Also sacked in bags, thou mayst see with thine eye, / I cannot stir; in      packs low I lie. / What would ye have, lightly me say.”
    An inanimate object, Goods, speaks in this excerpt.  This technique      is called ____________.

 

Assonance

 

Alliteration

 

Alliteration

 

Personification

1.6 points

Question 49 

  1. With the decline and fall of Rome,      drama – either as an institution or a literature – ceased to exist.

True

False

1.6 points

Question 50 

  1. The Greeks were a war-like culture      and enjoyed seeing bloodshed on the stage.

True

False

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