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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Ajax make his speech to the Chorus?
2. In Ajax's youth, what did he want to win alone, without the help of the gods?
3. The messenger was supposed to keep Ajax in what location until Teucer could speak with him?
4. What is hubris?
5. When the Choruses first appear after Ajax's death, what are they complaining about?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1Discuss whether you agree or disagree, and why, with the following statement: The play just peters out at the end without a true ending.
Essay Topic 2Cite examples from the play to support your answer to the following question: How does this play portray the relationship between the gods and man?
Essay Topic 3Why does the suicide of Ajax occur halfway through the play? What takes up the later part of the play? What did Sophocles mean by this? Support your answer with examples from the play.
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