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. "Trojan Women": What happens to the citadel when Hecuba is done burying her grandson?

2. "The Bacchants": What is Tiresias's job?

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

4. "Iphigenia at Aulis": Who does Agamemnon claim will rise up against him if he does not sacrifice Iphigenia?

5. "Electra": Who is Orestes' father?

Short Essay Questions

1. "Trojan Women": What does Cassandra tell Hecuba after her prediction about Agamemnon?

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

3. "Electra": What is the plan the tutor and Orestes make to kill Aegisthus?

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

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

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

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

8. "Iphigenia at Aulis": Why does Achilles vow to defend Iphigenia?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How do the emotions of anger, greed, and resentment motivate the characters in Euripides' plays? Give at least two examples of each emotion as motivation from different plays.

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 difference between justice and injustice as described in the plays? Cite three examples in support of your answer.

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