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": When Pentheus is told not to blaspheme the gods, what emotion does he feel?

2. "Electra": Who is Orestes' father?

3. "Trojan Women": The play begins after the fall of what city?

4. "Electra": Where is Orestes going to be tried and acquitted?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. "Iphigenia at Aulis": What happens when Iphigenia is sacrificed?

7. "Electra": Why has the peasant not slept with Electra?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How do the emotions of anger, greed, and resentment motivate the characters in Euripides' plays? Give at least two examples of each emotion as motivation from different plays.

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 do the Ancient Greeks think of the role of women? What are at least three examples that support your conclusions?

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