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CLAS 141_quiz_2_09_answers - CLAS 141: Spectacle and...

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CLAS 141: Spectacle and Entertainment in Ancient Rome Quiz #2 September 22, 2009 1. Which of Plautus’ comedies may have been produced around the time that the Senate banned the worship of the god Bacchus in Rome? A. Major Blowhard B. Double Bind C. The Wild, Wild Women D. “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” E. all of the above C 2. We’ve talked a great deal about the “marriage debate” in Plautus’ Major Blowhard . Which of the characters in this play demonstrates his support of Roman marriage by his actions? A. Major Blowhard B. Dexter, the tricky slave C. Nautikles, the young man in love D. Hospitalides, the helpful neighbor E. none of the above E 3. In Plautus’ Double Bind and The Wild, Wild Women , the physical setting of the play has the house of a respectable family next door to the house of a prostitute. How can we interpret this stage setting? A. It sets up a visual contrast between Duty and Pleasure onstage, as a way of highlighting the conflict between Duty and Pleasure in the plot
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