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": Electra begins with the speech of a peasant from where?

2. "Electra": Orestes asks the Electra's peasant husband to go find someone he remembers. Who is the man?

3. "The Bacchants": What did the women use to rip apart the cattle?

4. "Iphigenia among Taurians": Who tells Iphigenia that there are two strangers in their land?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. "Electra": When Electra meets her brother and thinks he is a messenger, what does she tell him?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Euripides characterize the gods? Support your answer with at least three examples.

Essay Topic 2

Which play is Euripides' best play? His worst? Why?

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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