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Question 1: Mathematics played a large role in the construction of these theatres, as their designers had to be able to create ________ in them such that the actors' voices could be heard throughout the theatre, including the very top row of seats.
PhysicsClassical mechanicsAcousticsOptics

Question 2: Nevertheless, the mask is known to have been used since the time of ________ and considered to be one of the iconic conventions of classical Greek theatre.
HomerAncient GreeceSophoclesAeschylus

Question 3: Western theatre originates in Athens and its drama has had a significant and sustained impact on ________ as a whole.
Modern historyEuropeWestern worldWestern culture

Question 4: Being a winner of the first theatrical contest held at Athens, he was the exarchon, or leader,[3] of the dithyrambs performed in and around Attica, especially at the rural ________.
Aeschylus5th century BCDionysiaAncient Greek comedy

Question 5: Melpomene is the ________ of tragedy and is often depicted holding the tragic mask and wearing cothurnus.
MuseMoiraeGreek mythologyApollo

Question 6: Phallic props were used for satyr plays, symbolizing fertility in honor of ________.
ApolloDionysusHeraGreek mythology

Question 7: The city-state of Athens, which became a significant cultural, political and military power during this period, was its centre, where it was institutionalised as part of a festival called the ________, which honoured the god Dionysus.
DionysiaAncient Greek comedy5th century BCAeschylus

Question 8: The dramatic performances were important to the Athenians - this is made clear by the creation of a tragedy competition and festival in the City ________.
5th century BCAeschylusDionysiaAncient Greek comedy

Question 9: One of New Comedy's most important contributions was its influence on Roman comedy, an influence that can be seen in the surviving works of ________ and Terence.
MenaechmiPlautusAmphitryon (play)Aulularia

Question 10: Hines, Department of Theatre, ________
DePauw UniversityOhio Wesleyan UniversityLewis & Clark CollegeWhitman College


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