The Bacchae Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the Parodos?
(a) A hymn of desire.
(b) A hymn of lament.
(c) A hymn of longing.
(d) A hymn of praise.

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

3. Which foreign river is never fed by rain, according to the Chorus?
(a) Papalossa.
(b) Protean.
(c) Photos.
(d) Paphos.

4. The Chorus praises Dionysus as a god who brings what?
(a) Wine.
(b) Beer.
(c) Vinegar.
(d) Hops.

5. What are Tiresius and Cadmus wearing on their heads?
(a) Crowns of gold.
(b) Wreaths of branches.
(c) Garlands of flowers.
(d) Garlands of leaves.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the beginning of the play, where are the women of Thebes?

2. According to the Chorus, why does Dionysus chase the goat?

3. This Chorus's point of view is that Dionysus is what?

4. Pentheus holds what title?

5. Where is Pentheus's mother at the beginning of the play?

(see the answer key)

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