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 among Taurians": Which goddess does Iphigenia serve?

2. "Iphigenia among Taurians": Where does Iphigenia think her brother is when she is going to release one of the men to take a message to him?

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

4. "The Bacchants": What do Tiresias and the king want to do at the bacchanal celebration?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. "Trojan Women": Why has Athena decided to attack her former allies?

3. "Trojan Women": Why is Hecuba upset about Agamemnon taking Cassandra?

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

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

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

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

8. What are the first spoken lines in "Iphigenia at Aulis"?

9. "Iphigenia at Aulis": How does Agamemnon convince his daughter and wife to come to his camp?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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

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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