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. "Iphigenia at Aulis": What is Iphigenia doing while pleading with Agamemnon not to sacrifice her?

2. "Iphigenia among Taurians": Whom did Iphigenia's father tell her she was going to marry?

3. "The Bacchants": What is the name of the special staff that followers of Dionysus carry?

4. "The Bacchants": Who leads the attack on Pentheus?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. "Iphigenia at Aulis": What prophecy has Calchas made?

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

5. "Trojan Women": Why is Hecuba enraged about being Odysseus's slave?

6. "Iphigenia at Aulis": Why does Agamemnon try to tell his daughter not to come to the camp?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

For the Ancient Greeks, is there a difference between love and lust? What evidence is presented in the plays to support your position?

Essay Topic 2

Does Euripides believe roles in society are established by convention or by nature? What are three examples from plays that support your answer?

Essay Topic 3

What is the definition of a stranger, as described in the plays? What is the importance of a stranger? What evidence from the plays can you cite in support of your position?

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