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

3. "Iphigenia among Taurians": Who tells the king of Iphigenia's deceit?

4. "Trojan Women": When does the king say he will kill Helen?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Does Euripides believe roles in society are established by convention or by nature? What are three examples from plays that support your answer?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Medea says women are disadvantaged. Explain Medea's reasoning. Give 2 - 3 examples of women in Euripides other plays that meet, or do not meet, Medea's expectations of women.

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