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": With which Greek man does Cassandra go?

2. "Iphigenia among Taurians": What reason does Iphigenia give to the king for taking an item out of the temple?

3. "The Bacchants": How does Pentheus disguise himself to go view the rites on the hill?

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

5. "Iphigenia at Aulis": The prophet has said that the lack of wind is the work of what goddess?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. "Iphigenia among Taurians": How does Iphigenia get the idol to the ship?

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

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 among Taurians": Who is Iphigenia?

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

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

9. "Trojan Women": What does Cassandra predict as the fate of Agamemnon?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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 3

What are three types of irony and how does Euripides use them in his plays? Give at least one example for each type of irony.

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