The Bacchae Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Fifth Episode.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the Chorus, who was "sprung of a dragon of old?"
(a) Tiberius.
(b) Pentheus.
(c) Cadmus.
(d) Dionysus.

2. Pentheus orders the capture of Dionysus and who?
(a) The women.
(b) All his followers.
(c) The leader of the cult.
(d) The people giving money to the cult.

3. When Dionysus speaks to Pentheus for the first time, Dionysus says that all foreigners celebrate his mysteries with what?
(a) Feasts.
(b) Dances.
(c) Festivals.
(d) Parties.

4. How many suns does Pentheus see when he comes out in his disguise?
(a) One.
(b) None - it is night.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

5. The Chorus compares being happy to escaping what, from the sea?
(a) The sharks.
(b) The traps.
(c) The waves.
(d) The undertow.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Pentheus feel about the task he is undertaking in disguise?

2. According to the Chorus, who is Dirce's father?

3. What instrument does the Chorus say Dionysus can "wake?"

4. When he could not see the women well, what did Pentheus do?

5. Where has the cult that is in Thebes come from?

(see the answer key)

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