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

2. "Iphigenia among Taurians": Which goddess does Iphigenia serve?
(a) Demeter.
(b) Aphrodite.
(c) Athena.
(d) Artemis.

3. "The Bacchants": What is Pentheus's role?
(a) King of Macedonia.
(b) King of Sparta.
(c) King of Thebes.
(d) King of Declean.

4. "The Bacchants": What do Tiresias and the king want to do at the bacchanal celebration?
(a) Talk.
(b) Watch.
(c) Drink.
(d) Dance.

5. "Iphigenia at Aulis": What is Iphigenia doing while pleading with Agamemnon not to sacrifice her?
(a) She is not pleading.
(b) Kneeling.
(c) Weeping.
(d) Praying.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. "Electra": Where is Orestes going to be tried and acquitted?

3. "Iphigenia at Aulis": Who is Helen's Greek husband?

4. "Electra": When did Orestes and his friend Pylades flee from Aegisthus?

5. "The Bacchants": What did the women use to rip apart the cattle?

Short Essay Questions

1. "The Bacchants": What do Cadmus and Tiresias discuss on their way to the bacchanal celebration?

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

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

4. "The Bacchants": What does the stranger convince Pentheus to do after he hears the tale from the herdsman?

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

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

7. "Trojan Women": What does Hecuba tell Menelaus?

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

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

10. "Electra": Why does the king ask Orestes to kill the bull?

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