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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Ajax strive not to be in his actions?
(a) A fool.
(b) A smart man.
(c) A coward.
(d) A religious man.

3. Tecmessa assures the Chorus that Ajax is filled with what emotion over his slaughter of the cattle?
(a) Fear.
(b) Pain.
(c) Suffering.
(d) Remorse.

4. What traditional element of Classical Greek theater consists of a number of actors speaking with a single voice?
(a) The Group.
(b) The Chorus.
(c) The Men.
(d) The Orchestra.

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

6. Who does Ajax give his son's care to?
(a) Teucer.
(b) His mother.
(c) His father.
(d) Aisis.

7. What is the name of the group of leaders who decides to give Odysseus the things of Achilles that Ajax wanted?
(a) The Ristrivide.
(b) The Senate.
(c) The Council.
(d) The Atreidae.

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

9. Why does Ajax refuse to go home?
(a) Doesn't want to raise his son.
(b) Doesn't want to face the humiliation.
(c) Doesn't want to leave the battle.
(d) Doesn't want to leave Odysseus behind.

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

11. What sea would Ajax have to sail over to get home?
(a) Inland sea.
(b) Cretian sea.
(c) Aegean sea.
(d) Nothing, he would ride home.

12. What is the strophe?
(a) The middle of the Chorus' song.
(b) The turning of the Chorus to one side.
(c) The turning of the Chorus away from the audience.
(d) The finishing of the Chorus' song.

13. Who doubts Tecmessa when she says that Ajax is regaining his sanity?
(a) Temacus.
(b) Odysseus.
(c) Telanon.
(d) The Chorus.

14. Who does Ajax first ask to kill him to put him out of his misery?
(a) The Chorus.
(b) His son.
(c) His brother.
(d) His father.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the epode?

2. What did Ajax do in the middle of the carnage that he wrought?

3. What device is used, in Part II, to indicate that Ajax will die?

4. What is Odysseus examining when Athena appears?

5. What role does the discussion between Odysseus and Athena, at the beginning of the play, serve?

(see the answer keys)

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