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. Who is the writer of this play?
(a) Euripides.
(b) Sophecles.
(c) Aristotle.
(d) Plato.

2. Pentheus is ______ by the worshipers of Dionysus.
(a) Revolted.
(b) Encouraged.
(c) Scared.
(d) Honored.

3. Dionysus wants to punish people in Thebes for what?
(a) Not having a temple for him.
(b) Not giving tributes to him.
(c) Not worshiping him as a god.
(d) Not honoring him at their festivals.

4. The Chorus suggests that worship is the only ________ ________ to the gods.
(a) Honorable response.
(b) Appropriate response.
(c) Reasonable response.
(d) Safe response.

5. What body part kept Dionysus until he was born?
(a) A stomach.
(b) A thigh.
(c) A head.
(d) An arm.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Tiresius respond to Pentheus's order to destroy his property?

2. What is the Parodos?

3. When the Chorus says "Like a colt that gambols at its mother's side," who are they saying is the colt?

4. Cadmus doesn't say whether or not he believes Dionysus is a god, but tells Pentheus that it would be wise of Pentheus to treat Dionysus as what?

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

(see the answer key)

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