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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": Electra does not recognize her brother and his friend at first. What does she think they are?
(a) Beggars.
(b) Strangers.
(c) Thieves.
(d) Criminals.

2. "Iphigenia among Taurians": Of what crime does Iphigenia plan to claim the two men are guilty making them unclean?
(a) Matricide.
(b) Fratricide.
(c) Homicide.
(d) Patricide.

3. "Trojan Women": The play begins after the fall of what city?
(a) Athens.
(b) Corinth.
(c) Troy.
(d) Sparta.

4. "Iphigenia among Taurians": Iphigenia was intended to be a sacrifice but was spirited away to where?
(a) Thessalia.
(b) Tarrgot.
(c) Taurus.
(d) Tarturus.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. "The Bacchants": What tells the women to burn down the house of Pentheus?

3. "Trojan Women": What activities are heard during the opening scene?

4. "Electra":, Why has Electra's husband not slept with her?

5. "Iphigenia at Aulis": How does Iphigenia go to the altar?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the first spoken lines in "Iphigenia at Aulis"?

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

3. "The Bacchants": Why has Pentheus jailed several of the bacchants?

4. "Iphigenia among Taurians": How does Iphigenia get the idol to the ship?

5. "Trojan Women": Why is Hecuba upset about Agamemnon taking Cassandra?

6. "Electra": What do Castor and Pollux tell Orestes and Electra?

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

8. "Iphigenia among Taurians": Why are Orestes and Pylades in Taurus?

9. "Electra": Why has Aegisthus married Electra to a peasant?

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

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