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": Who has not respected his Bacchic rites?

2. "Trojan Women": What does Cassandra say her death is the working of?

3. "Iphigenia at Aulis": Where does Agamemnon put his family when they arrive?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. "Trojan Women": What does Cassandra tell Hecuba after her prediction about Agamemnon?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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