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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": Who tells Electra Aegisthus is successfully murdered?
(a) Her husband.
(b) A messenger.
(c) A guard.
(d) A servant.

2. "Electra": Where is Orestes going to be tried and acquitted?
(a) Delphi.
(b) Syracuse.
(c) Thessalia.
(d) Athens.

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

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

5. "The Bacchants": What is Tiresias's main characteristic?
(a) Blindness.
(b) Shortness.
(c) Baldness.
(d) Deafness.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Trojan Women": The play begins after the fall of what city?

2. "The Bacchants": Under whose rule did the people not respected the Bacchic rites?

3. "The Bacchants": What did the women use to get the blood from the cattle off themselves?

4. "Trojan Women": Hecuba laments the death of whom?

5. "Electra": What does Orestes drop on the king's head when the king is looking at the entrails?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. "Iphigenia at Aulis": How does Agamemnon convince his daughter and wife to come to his camp?

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

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

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