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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many parts is the Chorus split into after Ajax's death?
(a) Two.
(b) One.
(c) Four.
(d) Three.

2. Who does Ajax call to claim him, before falling on his sword?
(a) Achilles.
(b) Hades.
(c) Death.
(d) Athena.

3. Who discovers Ajax's body?
(a) Agamemnon.
(b) Menelaus.
(c) Teucer.
(d) Tecmessa.

4. The messenger was supposed to keep Ajax in what location until Teucer could speak with him?
(a) In his tent.
(b) In the infirmary.
(c) In the camp.
(d) On his ship.

5. What did the soldiers have out when they greeted Teucer?
(a) Knives.
(b) Swords.
(c) Wine.
(d) Bread.

6. By struggling against a prophecy, the characters are struggling against what?
(a) Fate.
(b) The Gods.
(c) Destiny.
(d) Nature.

7. Who made the prophecy the messenger refers to?
(a) Caligula.
(b) Calchas.
(c) Caliiadea.
(d) Calcinnea.

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

9. Who does Ajax want to curse Agamemnon and Menelaus?
(a) The Fates.
(b) The Harpies.
(c) The Furies.
(d) The Horsemen.

10. What does Ajax's wife cover Ajax's body with?
(a) A rug.
(b) A robe.
(c) A blanket.
(d) A towel.

11. Why does Ajax's wife cover his dead body?
(a) To prevent someone from hurting the body.
(b) To prevent others from knowing how he died.
(c) To keep herself clean while carrying the body.
(d) Because it is a horrible sight.

12. When does Teucer say: O ghastly sight! Victim of ruthless courage!
(a) When Menelaus comes to talk to him.
(b) When the cover is lifted from Ajax's body.
(c) When he sees Tecmessa weeping.
(d) When he is praying about Ajax's death.

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

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

15. What does the Chorus call Menelaus, after Ajax's death?
(a) A fair mind and a friend.
(b) A friend and a foe.
(c) A villain and a foe.
(d) A lion in sheep's clothing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Ajax sit while he gives a soliloquy before he kills himself?

2. At the beginning of Part III, who is Ajax prepared to make peace with?

3. How are prophecies in Classical Greek theater perceived?

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

5. Who is "Thestor's son"?

(see the answer keys)

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