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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Ajax mention doing to the sword during his soliloquy before his death?
(a) Sharpening his sword.
(b) Polishing his sword.
(c) Dulling his sword.
(d) Using his sword.

2. When Ajax leaves their presence, the Chorus rejoices in his what?
(a) Happiness.
(b) Repentance.
(c) Sorrow.
(d) Resolutions.

3. At the beginning of Part III, who is Ajax prepared to make peace with?
(a) His father.
(b) His fellow warriors.
(c) Agamemnon and Menelaus.
(d) Odysseus.

4. Who did Ajax take his sword from?
(a) Segldon.
(b) Hector.
(c) Paris.
(d) Trajens.

5. At the end of Part III, Tecmessa realizes that Ajax has done what to her?
(a) Hated her.
(b) Minimized her.
(c) Loved her.
(d) Deceived her.

6. Why does Ajax make his speech to the Chorus?
(a) To stop them from killing him.
(b) To stop them from helping him.
(c) To stop them from pleading with him.
(d) To stop them from following him.

7. The messenger tells a story to the Chorus that shows Ajax has what quality?
(a) Great cunning.
(b) Great confidence.
(c) Great intelligence.
(d) Great pride.

8. Who urges Teucer to plan Ajax's funeral?
(a) Odysseus.
(b) The Chorus.
(c) Tecmessa.
(d) Ajax's son.

9. Where does Tecmessa want Ajax to meet Teucer?
(a) On his ship.
(b) At the fire.
(c) In his hut.
(d) In his tent.

10. When the Chorus calls for Tecmessa to come out of her tent, what do they call her?
(a) Woman born to pain.
(b) Woman born to fear.
(c) Woman born to sorrow.
(d) Woman born to death.

11. Who attempts to see Ajax, and is refused by Tecmessa?
(a) The messenger.
(b) The Chorus.
(c) Her son.
(d) The leader.

12. Who does Ajax want to find his body?
(a) His father.
(b) Teucer.
(c) His son.
(d) Tecmessa.

13. What purpose does the messenger serve in Classical Greek theater?
(a) He is a common informational device.
(b) He is a minor insight into the characters.
(c) He is a minor character.
(d) He is a common narrative device.

14. Who is the god of the sun?
(a) Ares.
(b) Hermes.
(c) Zeus.
(d) Apollo.

15. In Greek drama, killing and humiliation bring what?
(a) War and death.
(b) More killing and humiliation.
(c) Despair and reconciliation.
(d) Peace and prosperity.

Short Answer Questions

1. The messenger tells the story the Seer told of Ajax's __________.

2. What are some of the normal events, that take place off stage, that the messengers bring word of?

3. Who does Teucer predict his father will vent his grief against?

4. Where does Ajax tell the Chorus he is going to go in order to appease Athena's wrath?

5. Teucer predicts that his father will feel what kind of grief?

(see the answer keys)

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