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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. "The Bacchants": Dionysus's father is Zeus. Whom is his mother?
(a) Saraiah.
(b) Salma.
(c) Semele.
(d) Sara.

2. "Trojan Women": What happens to the citadel when Hecuba is done burying her grandson?
(a) It goes up in flames.
(b) It collapses.
(c) It stops burning.
(d) Nothing.

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

4. "Iphigenia at Aulis": What is the name of Agamemnon's wife?
(a) Chamomilia.
(b) Cassandra.
(c) Clytemnestra.
(d) Carmina.

5. "Iphigenia at Aulis": Who stole Helen?
(a) Aulis.
(b) Calcas.
(c) Paris.
(d) Hector.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Iphigenia at Aulis": Whom does Agamemnon need to sacrifice?

2. "Electra": What does the king want the entrails of the animal for?

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

4. "Trojan Women": What does Cassandra say her death is the working of?

5. "The Bacchants": What does Pentheus say are dancing in the countryside?

Short Essay Questions

1. "The Bacchants": After the stranger escapes from jail, what tale does the herdsman tell Pentheus?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. "Trojan Women": Why has Athena decided to attack her former allies?

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