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Music and creativity in Ancient Greece (Tim Hansen)

Music and creativity in Ancient Greece
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Activity Multiple Choice

How music connects ancient Greece to the modern world.


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The Ancient Greeks believed that all aspects of creative thought were governed by the Muses. Which of the following was NOT a discipline overseen by a muse?
A- Politics
B- Comedy
C- Poetry
D- Astronomy
Modern scholars generally accept that there are ..... Muses.
A- 3
B- 4
C- 9
D- 13
What is the origin of the word "Music"?
A- Musique
B- Muse
C- Musicum
D- Musica
The ancient Greek concept that music was the key to understanding "the fundamental interconnectedness of all things in the universe" was called what?
A- Music
B- Pathos
C- Plato
D- Harmonia
What is "harmonia" in Ancient Greece?
A- A physical complaint and a medicine to treat illnesses
B- A vital accompaniment to sporting contests
C- A medicine to treat illnesses
D- All of them
Which of the following is the best way to describe the Greek concept of "ethos"?
A- A guiding principle of understanding how music works
B- A system to identify dangerous thougts
C- The importance of music in everyday life
D- How one treats oneself and others
According to Plato, we only should listen to music that promotes:
A- kindness
B- corruption
C- power
D- intelligence, self-discipline and courage
Plato believed that dangerous music was music that:
A- Encouraged self-discipline
B- Was not from Greek
C- Deviated from the accepted norm
D- Could be heard from space
Total number of items: 8

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