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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Odysseus king of?
(a) Greece.
(b) Crete.
(c) Troy.
(d) Ithaca.

2. How many parts are there to the Chorus' song that ends Part II?
(a) Six.
(b) Five.
(c) Four.
(d) Seven.

3. Ajax pleads to be allowed to die but says that who is keeping him alive?
(a) Apollo.
(b) Ares.
(c) Artemis.
(d) Athena.

4. What direction does the Chorus move when singing the antistrophe?
(a) Front to back.
(b) Back to front.
(c) Left to right.
(d) Right to left.

5. Who does Ajax feel has done him an injustice?
(a) Agamemnon and Odysseus.
(b) Menelaus and Odysseus.
(c) Agamemnon and Menelaus.
(d) His father and Agamemnon.

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

7. Who does the Chorus think will grieve if Ajax continues to be self-destructive?
(a) His grandmother.
(b) His aunt.
(c) His mother.
(d) His sister.

8. During Ajax's long speech in Part II, what does he feel has been destroyed?
(a) His honor.
(b) His soul.
(c) His life.
(d) His reputation.

9. What direction does the Chorus move when singing the strophe?
(a) Front to back.
(b) Back to front.
(c) Left to right.
(d) Right to left.

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

11. When Tecmessa confirms, to the Chorus, that Ajax slaughtered cattle, what does the Chorus say it might be time to do?
(a) Escape.
(b) Hide.
(c) Fight.
(d) Flee.

12. What is Ajax's mother's name?
(a) Erintide.
(b) Etherian.
(c) Eriboea.
(d) Earstiane.

13. What device is used, in Part II, to indicate that Ajax will die?
(a) Foreshadowing.
(b) Alliteration.
(c) Symbolism.
(d) Context.

14. Who did Athena protect throughout the war?
(a) The Spartans.
(b) The Trojans.
(c) The Greeks.
(d) The Creatians.

15. What does Athena say she will do to Odysseus before having Ajax appear?
(a) Make him invisible.
(b) Make him stronger.
(c) Make him wiser.
(d) Make him invincible.

Short Answer Questions

1. What sea would Ajax have to sail over to get home?

2. Who is Telamon?

3. Where is Odysseus when Athena appears to him?

4. What does the Chorus call the mood that Ajax is in during Part II?

5. What is the epode?

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