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": Hecuba laments the death of whom?

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. "Iphigenia among Taurians": Of what crime does Iphigenia plan to claim the two men are guilty making them unclean?

5. "Iphigenia among Taurians": What does Iphigenia feel as she prepares to perform the sacrifice?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In "The Trojan Women", how does Euripides cast his emotions into the play? Provide three examples.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

What is the role of myth for the Ancient Greeks? How does this role play a part in each play?

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