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Greek Life and Literature Contest Code 14

TSJCL Area C 2010


1) Ictinus and Pheidias are BOTH associated with the building of

  1. The Temple of Apollo at Delphi

  2. The Temple of Poseidon at Sounion

  3. The Parthenon

  4. The Pantheon

2) Which of the following are NOT both styles of column capitals



  1. Ionic and Doric

  2. Doric and Aeolic

  3. Corinthian and Ionic

  4. Corinthian and Spartan

3) The triangular space under the roof of a temple was known as a



  1. pelike

  2. polis

  3. pediment

  4. parados

4) A metope is most likely to be found



  1. On a chlamys

  2. On the Parthenon frieze

  3. On a Panathenaic amphora

  4. On a bema

5) A himation is



  1. An event at the Olympic games

  2. A Greek drinking game

  3. An item of clothing

  4. A winter festival

6) The Greek word acropolis means



  1. open space

  2. big city

  3. new city

  4. high city

7) The areopagus was the location for the



  1. Meeting place of the city elders

  2. Meeting place for the archons

C. High court of appeal for criminal and civil cases

D. The city art gallery

8) Who met in the Athenian tholos?


  1. The archon

  2. The gerousia

  3. The priestesses of Artemis Brauronia

  4. The prytaneion

9) The term boustrophedon refers to



  1. A sacred Greek meal

  2. A kind of cloak

  3. A plough

  4. A kind of writing

10) kottabos would most likely take place



  1. At a symposium

  2. At a meeting of the prytaneion

  3. At a wedding ceremony

  4. At a meeting of the gerousia

11) The term pankration would most likely be used in reference to



  1. A sporting event

  2. A singing contest

  3. Pottery

  4. A library

12) Hymettos, Pentelicus and Parnes are all



  1. Eponymous tribes of Attica

  2. Mountains

  3. Rivers

  4. Famous archons

13) The Long Walls connected Athens with



  1. Phylae

  2. Corinth

  3. Piraeus

  4. Sounion

14) The deus ex machina was a device best associated with



  1. voting

  2. The Agora

  3. The stadium

  4. The theater


15) Which of the following was a lyric poet notable for his hymns and drinking songs?


  1. Anacreon


  2. Homer

  3. Thespis

  4. Theocritus

16) Works and Days and Theogony are the works of which poet?



  1. Homer

  2. Hesiod

  3. Herophilus

  4. Herodotus

17) Which Greek poet wrote about the Trojan War?



  1. Virgil

  2. Homer

  3. Xenophon

  4. Thucydides

18) Thesmophoriazusae, The Clouds and The Wasps were all the work of which playwright?



  1. Sophocles

  2. Aristophanes

  3. Apollodorus

  4. Euripides

19) The philosopher Socrates was ridiculed in which Athenian comedy?



  1. Thesmophoriazusae

  2. The Birds

  3. The Clouds

  4. Lysistrata

20) Greek comedy arose from a ritual in honor of which deity?



  1. Hestia

  2. Bacchus

  3. Dionysus

  4. Nemesis

21) Which Greek historian is known as ‘the father of history’?



  1. Pausanias

  2. Xenophon

  3. Plutarch

  4. Herodotus

22) Who wrote these three works in honor of the philosopher Socrates? Apology, Symposium and Memorabilia?



  1. Plato

  2. Zeno

  3. Xenophon

  4. Thucydides

23) The epic work Argonautica about the escapades of Jason and his shipmates in search of the golden fleece, was written by



  1. Apollonius of Rhodes

  2. Callimachus

  3. Theocritus

  4. Eudoxus

24) The Greek word ‘tragedy’ means



  1. weeper

  2. goat song

  3. swan song

  4. new song

25) Thespis is best known for



  1. Adding characters who speak rather than sing

  2. Being the first female actress

  3. Writing plays in honor of Apollo rather than Dionysus

  4. Winning more festivals than anyone else

26) Satyr plays



  1. Deal with the mythological material of tragedies in a serious manner

  2. Deal with the mythological material of tragedies in a comedic manner

  3. Were presented in a separate festival to the city Dionysia

  4. Were twice as long as a tragedy

27) The Greek word ‘theatron’ literally means



  1. Place to hear

  2. Place to watch

  3. Place for the gods

  4. Common meeting place

28) The death of a character in a play occurred



  1. On the stage

  2. Death never occurred in Greek tragedy

  3. Off the stage

  4. In the orchestra

29) The Greek muse of tragedy was

  1. Thalia

  2. Terpsichore

  3. Melpomene

  4. Clio

30) The most famous example of a Greek theater is to be found at



  1. Dodona

  2. Mycenae

  3. Pella

  4. Epidauros

31) In Greek theaters, the entrances for the actor and chorus members was called



  1. skene

  2. orchestra

  3. eccyclema

  4. paradoi

32) The Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers (Choephoroi) and Eumenides are collectively better known as



  1. The Theban plays

  2. The Elektrai

  3. The Oresteia

  4. The Athenian plays

33) The wealthy Athenian citizen who assumed the public duty of financing and paying the expenses of the dramatic production was called



  1. the choros

  2. the choregos

  3. the archon

  4. the tanagra

34) The system for getting rid of unpopular Athenian politicians was called



  1. Orpheism

  2. Ostracism

  3. Oinoche

  4. Orchestra

35) The tutor to Alexander the Great was



  1. Aristotle

  2. Socrates

  3. Xenophon

  4. Plato

36) The legendary character Lycurgus established law and government in

  1. Athens

  2. Corinth

  3. Sparta

  4. Thebes

37) Descendants of people who had resisted Spartan rule were called


A.Helots


  1. Perioikoi

  2. Gerousiae

  3. Dorians

38) Agiads and Eurypontids were families of Spartan



  1. Priests

  2. Athletes

  3. Artists
  4. Kings

39) What kind of special ritual vase might a Greek girl expect to see on her wedding day?



  1. loutrophoros

  2. pelike

  3. amphora

  4. pyxis

40) The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, was sculpted by



  1. Polyclitus

  2. Praxiteles

  3. Phidias

  4. Scopas

41) A kouros is an early Greek



  1. Sculpture of a young man

  2. Sculpture of an animal

  3. Sculpture of a mythical creature

  4. Sculpture of a young woman

42) The art of portraying the human body realistically and naturally was achieved in the



  1. Archaic period

  2. Classical period

  3. Hellenistic period

  4. Geometric period

43) Which pottery style is the oldest style of pottery?



  1. oriental

  2. black figure

  3. red figure

  4. geometric

44) The Riace Warrior was constructed from



  1. Wood

  2. Marble

  3. Bronze

  4. Gold

45) The Lost Wax technique was used for



  1. Carpentry

  2. Metalworking

  3. Sculpting in marble

  4. Fresco painting

46) The Olympic games were held in honor of



  1. Poseidon

  2. Athena

  3. Zeus

  4. Hera

47) Who was worshipped at Eleusis?



  1. Zeus and Hera

  2. Demeter and Persephone

  3. Apollo and Hyrsas

  4. Hera and Eilytheia

48) Who was worshipped in the Parthenon?



  1. Artemis

  2. Aphrodite

  3. Athena

  4. Apollo



49) The job of a metronomos was


  1. To measure the wind’s speed

  2. To check weights and measures

  3. To keep watch over the temple treasury

  4. To check the quality of goods

50) The __________ stood at the front door and protected the house

  1. thronos

  2. herm

  3. lanax

  4. none of the above


The following questions are tie-breakers. You should complete these questions on the reverse side of your scantron, but they will only be graded in the event of a tie.
96) Doctors today take an oath originally ascribed to

  1. Aristotle

  2. Xenophon

  3. Hippocrates

  4. Democritus

97) The aphorism ‘Know thyself’ could be found in the ancient world inscribed



  1. In the cella of the Parthenon

  2. In the opisthodomus of the temple of Apollo at Bassai

  3. Above the pronaos of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi

  4. Above the Doric frieze of the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion

98) Which famous Greek mathematician is supposed to have yelled “Eureka”?



  1. Thales

  2. Euclid

  3. Pythagorus

  4. Archimedes

99) Which Archaic Greek poet wrote Victory Odes and rumored to have been stung on the mouth by a bee while a youth thereby causing him to write such ‘honey-like’ verses?



  1. Corinna

  2. Sappho

  3. Pindar

  4. Callimachus

100) Which Greek dramatist wrote Trojan Women, Medea and Alcestis?



  1. Euripides

  2. Eumenides

  3. Sophocles

  4. Simonides



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