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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who are the goddesses of vengeance?
(a) The Flurries.
(b) The Fates.
(c) The Harpies.
(d) The Furies.

3. In the stage directions, when Ajax dies, what is his body partially concealed by?
(a) The trees.
(b) The underbrush.
(c) The waves.
(d) The rocks.

4. Who says: Men of ill judgment oft ignore the good /That lies within their hands, till they have lost it.
(a) Tecmessa.
(b) The Chorus.
(c) Ajax.
(d) Teucer.

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

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

7. What does Ajax tell the Chorus that Tecmessa awakened?
(a) His sorrow.
(b) His pity.
(c) His mind.
(d) His conscious.

8. What does the Chorus think that Menelaus will do when he comes to speak to Teucer?
(a) Share more rumors.
(b) Take Ajax's body.
(c) Mock his misery.
(d) Steal Ajax's son.

9. Who does Ajax pray will carry the news of his death to his parents?
(a) Ares.
(b) Apollo.
(c) Artemis.
(d) Hermes.

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

11. Who is "Thestor's son"?
(a) Tecmessa.
(b) Teucer.
(c) Ajax.
(d) The Seer.

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

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

14. According to the messenger, if Calchas' prophecy doesn't come true, then what is Calchas?
(a) A foe.
(b) A fraud.
(c) Not a friend.
(d) Not a prophet.

15. The characters, in Classical Greek theater, will view fighting against a prophecy as what?
(a) Their duty.
(b) Helpful.
(c) Bringing honor to themselves.
(d) Futile.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the term used to describe a speech given by a character alone on stage, normally inwardly directed?

2. Where does Part IV begin?

3. Who calls for Tecmessa to come listen to the messenger?

4. What was Ajax's state of mind at his death?

5. After hearing the messenger, who does Tecmessa order to search for Ajax and bring him back to his tent?

(see the answer keys)

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