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. "The Bacchants": What is Tiresias's main characteristic?

2. "The Bacchants": Who has not respected his Bacchic rites?

3. "The Bacchants": What does Pentheus say are dancing in the countryside?

4. "Electra": How is Electra going to lure her mother out to her house?

5. "The Bacchants": What kind of wreaths do the followers of Dionysus wear?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. "Electra": Why has Aegisthus married Electra to a peasant?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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

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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