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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. "Electra": What does the king want the entrails of the animal for?
(a) Eating.
(b) A sign he made a sacrifice.
(c) Reading his fortune.
(d) Decoration.

2. "Iphigenia at Aulis": What are the Greek troops waiting for while sitting in port?
(a) A good omen.
(b) Wind.
(c) Low tide.
(d) A leader.

3. "Electra":, Why has Electra's husband not slept with her?
(a) Out of decency and fear of the Fates.
(b) Out of decency and fear of Electra's brother.
(c) Out of decency and fear of the gods.
(d) Out of decency and fear of the king.

4. "The Bacchants": What did the women use to rip apart the cattle?
(a) Swords.
(b) Their hands.
(c) Their shoes.
(d) Their necklaces.

5. "Trojan Women": What does Cassandra say her death is the working of?
(a) Social justice.
(b) Nature.
(c) Fate.
(d) The gods.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Electra": Who is Orestes' father?

2. "The Bacchants": What is the name of the special staff that followers of Dionysus carry?

3. "Electra": Electra does not recognize her brother and his friend at first. What does she think they are?

4. "Electra": Whom did Electra's mother help to kill?

5. "Iphigenia among Taurians": Which goddess does Iphigenia serve?

Short Essay Questions

1. "Iphigenia among Taurians": Why do the men capture Pylades and Orestes?

2. "Iphigenia at Aulis": What prophecy has Calchas made?

3. "Iphigenia among Taurians": Who is Iphigenia?

4. "The Bacchants": What does Agave do after killing Pentheus?

5. "Electra": What is the plan the tutor and Orestes make to kill Aegisthus?

6. "Iphigenia among Taurians": What dream does Iphigenia have at the beginning of the play?

7. "Electra": Why has the peasant not slept with Electra?

8. "Iphigenia among Taurians": Why does Iphigenia think human sacrifice is practiced in Taurus?

9. "Iphigenia at Aulis": Why does Agamemnon try to tell his daughter not to come to the camp?

10. "The Bacchants": Why does Dionysus plot against the Thebans?

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