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Decorum: Quiz

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Question 1: Hellenistic and Latin ________ divided style into: the grand style, the middle style and the low (or plain) style; certain types of vocabulary and diction were considered appropriate for each stylistic level.
PlatoStoicismRhetoricAristotle

Question 2: Poetry, perhaps more than any other literary form, usually expressed words or phrases that were not current in ordinary conversation, characterized as ________.
John MiltonLyric poetryPoetic dictionEpic poetry

Question 3: [4] In seventeenth-century France, the notion of decorum (les bienséances) was a key component of French classicism in both theater and the novel (see ________).
French literature of the 17th centuryFrench poetryFrench Renaissance literatureTragedy

Question 4: Medea must not butcher her children in the presence of the audience, nor the monstrous ________ cook his dish of human flesh within public view, nor Procne be metamorphosed into a bird, nor Cadmus into a snake.
AgamemnonAtreusPelopsGreek mythology

Question 5: During ________ conferences the honorable chair may have to announce, "Decorum delegates!" if delegates are not adhering to parliamentary procedure dictated by the rules.
Model United NationsUnited StatesUNICEFUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Question 6: Both ________ (in, for example, his Poetics) and Horace (in his Ars Poetica) discussed the importance of appropriate style in epic, tragedy, comedy, etc.
Bertrand RussellAristotlePlatoEmpiricism

Question 7: Social decorum refers to appropriate social behavior and propriety, and is thus linked to notions of ________ and manners.
EtiquetteFaux pasFashionIntercultural competence

Question 8: Decorum (from the ________: "right, proper") was a principle of classical rhetoric, poetry and theatrical theory.
LatinVulgar LatinOld LatinRoman Empire







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