The Acharnians and Telephus

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1. What were Greek Comedies based on?

  • Contemporary events
  • Greek Mythology
  • Spartan Legend
  • Future Events and Outcomes
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2. Which of the following best describes typical Greek Tragedies?

  • Based on mythology
  • Based on Zeus, his brothers and his sisters
  • Based on current events
  • Based on Spartan legends

3. Who was Euripides?

  • A prominent pro-war politician
  • A Tragic Playwright
  • Aristophanes' Brother who was a playwright
  • A Comic Playwright

4. Why did Aristophanes often parody plays and characters created by Euripides?

  • Euripides' characters and plots always focused on Zeus and Thetis
  • Euripides' characters were always pathetic and the language was archaic
  • Euripides' characters and stories were always copied from Aristophanes' plays
  • Euripides had attempted to prosecute Aristophanes on the basis of copying a plot idea

5. Who wrote Telephus?

  • Euripides
  • Cleon
  • Aristophanes
  • Agamemnon

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