Ajax Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who confirms Odysseus' suspicions that Ajax slaughtered a herd of cattle?
(a) Menaleus.
(b) Ajax.
(c) Terues.
(d) Athena.

2. What time of day is it at the beginning of the play?
(a) Evening.
(b) Dusk.
(c) Afternoon.
(d) Dawn.

3. What is Odysseus examining when Athena appears?
(a) The ground.
(b) The sky.
(c) The stars.
(d) The trees.

4. Who is Athena?
(a) Goddess of war.
(b) Goddess of conflict.
(c) Goddess of strife.
(d) Goddess of peace.

5. Who is the only warrior greater than Ajax?
(a) Hector.
(b) Achilles.
(c) Paris.
(d) Odysseus.

Short Answer Questions

1. What traditional element of Classical Greek theater consists of a number of actors speaking with a single voice?

2. The Chorus thinks, during Part I, that Ajax's actions are a smear campaign carried out by the generals or by whom?

3. Where is Odysseus when Athena appears to him?

4. When does honor first appear as a theme in the play?

5. Who is Tecmessa?

(see the answer key)

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