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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Fourth Choral Ode.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On which mountain do the Pierian Muses have their "haunt most fair?"
(a) Mt. Olives.
(b) Mt. Oppilos.
(c) Mt. Olympus.
(d) Mt. Othella.

2. In the first line of the fourth ode, how does the Chorus refer to the women?
(a) The daughters of Dionysus.
(b) The happy souls of wine.
(c) The wild women.
(d) The daughters of Cadmus.

3. The Chorus extolls the virtue of simple what?
(a) Speaking.
(b) Eating.
(c) Dress.
(d) Living.

4. What does the Chorus predict that Agave will say Pentheus was born from?
(a) A mare.
(b) A she-cow.
(c) A lioness.
(d) A tigress.

5. The first messenger reports that when they tried to bring Pentheus's mother back from the group of women, the women went mad and destroyed what?
(a) A herd of sheep.
(b) A herd of cattle.
(c) A flock of birds.
(d) A town of men.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who leaves the stage right before the Chorus starts their fourth ode?

2. The Chorus says that Dionysus is the "nurse divine of _______."

3. How does the Chorus characterize Pentheus's intent to meddle with the rites of Dionysus?

4. Why does the first messenger not want to tell Pentheus the truth of what he saw?

5. What kind of heart does the Chorus think Pentheus has in his quest against the women?

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