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. "Iphigenia at Aulis": What lie does Agamemnon tell in order to get Iphigenia to come to be sacrificed?

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

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

4. "Electra": When did Orestes and his friend Pylades flee from Aegisthus?

5. "The Bacchants": Who leads the attack on Pentheus?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is a Deus ex Machina? How does Euripides use it?

Essay Topic 2

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

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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