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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is Menelaus' title?
(a) King.
(b) Warrior.
(c) Lord.
(d) Priest.

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

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

5. How many people accompany Ajax's son onto the stage?
(a) Three.
(b) Two.
(c) Five.
(d) Four.

6. When is this play set?
(a) Early in the Spartan War.
(b) Late in the Trojan War.
(c) Late in the Spartan War.
(d) Early in the Trojan War.

7. Where is Odysseus when Athena appears to him?
(a) Outside Ajax's ship.
(b) Outside Ajax's wagon.
(c) Outside Ajax's tent.
(d) Outside Ajax's home.

8. From what does Ajax's anger at Greek leadership stem?
(a) His greed.
(b) His wounded honor.
(c) His illness.
(d) His injuries.

9. 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.

10. How does Athena first refer to Odysseus?
(a) Son of Laertes.
(b) Son of Lamentes.
(c) Son of Lional.
(d) Son of Langed.

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

12. Which side is Ajax fighting on?
(a) Athenian.
(b) Greek.
(c) Spartan.
(d) Menelian.

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

14. What role does the discussion between Odysseus and Athena, at the beginning of the play, serve?
(a) As the falling action.
(b) As the rising action.
(c) As the exposition.
(d) As the climax.

15. What does the Chorus call the mood that Ajax is in during Part II?
(a) A black mood.
(b) A curse.
(c) A failing mood.
(d) A dark mood.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Athena say she will do to Odysseus before having Ajax appear?

2. What direction does the Chorus move when singing the strophe?

3. Who doubts Tecmessa when she says that Ajax is regaining his sanity?

4. In Part I, who is the Chorus made up of?

5. What is the epode?

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