10 Plays Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Electra": Aegisthus married Electra to the peasant so she cannot have what?

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

3. "Iphigenia at Aulis" begins with a speech that has been what?

4. "The Bacchants": What is Tiresias's main characteristic?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. "Iphigenia at Aulis": What happens when Iphigenia is sacrificed?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is a Deus ex Machina? How does Euripides use it?

Essay Topic 2

Why does Euripides mix tragedy and comedy in his plays? Support your answer with evidence from the plays.

Essay Topic 3

What is a chorus? How does Euripides use the chorus? Cite as many examples from the plays as you can in support of your position.

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