The Bacchae Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Dionysus address in the play's prologue?
(a) His mother.
(b) The audience.
(c) His father.
(d) Mortals.

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

3. Pentheus holds what title?
(a) Priest.
(b) Philosopher.
(c) King.
(d) Ruler.

4. When Dionysus was born, he was crowned with a coronal of what?
(a) Ivy.
(b) Snakes.
(c) Flowers.
(d) Grapes.

5. What destroyed Dionysus's mother?
(a) A lightening strike.
(b) A thunder storm.
(c) A thunder strike.
(d) A lightening flash.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Dionysus cause to infect the women of Thebes?

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. In the Chorus's first lines, they believe that a happy man is one who leads what kind of life?

5. What story is told in the Chorus's first appearance?

(see the answer key)

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