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Pederasty in ancient Greece: Quiz


Question 1: ________ and Xenophon, in their descriptions of Spartan pederasty, state that even though it is the beautiful boys who are sought above all others (contrary to the Cretan traditions), nevertheless the pederastic couple remains chaste.
Alexander the GreatPlatoPlutarchDemosthenes

Question 2: Only very rarely is ________ suggested or shown, and then it is depicted as eliciting surprise from the bystanders.
Anal sexAnal–oral sexOral sexSexual intercourse

Question 3: ________, another Dorian polis, is thought to be the first city to practice athletic nudity, and one of the first to formalize pederasty.
SpartaClassical AthensAncient Greek warfareAncient Greece

Question 4: In Thebes, the main polis in ________, renowned for its practice of pederasty, the tradition was enshrined in the founding myth of the city.
Thebes, GreeceBoeotiaAncient GreeceAncient Thebes (Boeotia)

Question 5: Socrates' love of ________, which was more than reciprocated, is held as an example of chaste pederasty.

Question 6: Pederasty was the idealized form of an age-structured homoeroticism that, like all social institutions, had other, less idyllic, manifestations, such as ________ or the use of one’s slave boys.
Sex and the lawProstitutionProstitution by countrySexual ethics

Question 7: All the main gods of the pantheon except ________ had these relationships.
AresAphroditeGreek mythologyAthena

Question 8: In 476 BC, the poet ________, in his Olympian Ode I, claims to be horrified by suggestions that the gods would eat human flesh – in this context, an obvious shamanic metaphor.
PindarAeschylusDemosthenesAncient Greece

Question 9: Greek ________, as idealised by the Greeks during its archaic period, was a relationship and bond between adults and adolescent males from differing families.
HomosexualityLGBT historySocietal attitudes toward homosexualityPederasty

Question 10: [21] Poets and traditions ascribe Zeus, Poseidon, ________, Orpheus, Hercules, Dionysus, Hermes, and Pan to such love.
Greek mythologyArtemisHeraApollo

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