Episode 26 Quiz

Welcome to the quiz for Episode 26: Ancient Greek Theater. See what you remember about Golden Age Athens and the City Dionysia festival by clicking “START” below!

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We took a walk around Athens during a specific historical moment in this episode – the day that the first great Athenian tragedian Aeschylus’ Oresteian Trilogy premiered. When did we take our walk?

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Golden Age Athens’ power came predominantly from its control of:

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The de facto ruler of Golden Age Athens, whose political influence endured until his death at the beginning of the Peloponnesian War.

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We walked by a giant rock just northwest of the Acropolis of Athens, where the city plutocrats used to meet and make legal decisions prior to the reforms of Ephialtes. What is this rock called?

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Women acted in the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes.

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Why did 5th-century BCE Greeks call an actor a hypocrite, which translates to “answerer?”

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The plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes used free verse for dialogue, and metered verse for the choral songs.

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The _______ oversaw the entire City Dionysia festival, deciding which plays would be staged, whereas wealthy _______ commissioned individual plays and playwrights.

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The high water mark of Democratic Athens was the middle part of the 400s BCE. In chronological order, which two wars bookended this period of time?

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A carefully planned out shipyard, enclosed by walls and linked to the city center of Athens with an enclosed road, existed southwest of Athens on the coast. This shipyard, and the long walls that protected the way there, were an important element of Athens’ defense during the Peloponnesian War. What was this shipyard called?

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