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. By struggling against a prophecy, the characters are struggling against what?

2. What does Ajax mention doing to the sword during his soliloquy before his death?

3. How many parts is the Chorus split into after Ajax's death?

4. When Teucer arrives at the Greek camp, where does he come from?

5. Who is "Thestor's son"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Cite 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 2

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 3

What do the various speeches in the play suggest about how the characters in the play view a hero? Why? Use examples from the play to support your answer.

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