Ajax Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a dirge?

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

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

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

5. Who does Ajax want to find his body?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How do Odysseus and Ajax present different qualities of a warrior? What are those qualities, and what do they mean for the actions of the characters? Cite specific examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Using the book to support your answer; what is hubris, and what role does it have in the play?

Essay Topic 3

Odysseus, Agamemnon, and Menelaus are all kings. What aspects of a good, or bad, king does each character represent and why? Support your answer with specific examples from the play.

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