The Bacchae Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What describes the stories that Pentheus shares about the women and their worship of Dionysus?
(a) Enlightened.
(b) Scandalous.
(c) Praising.
(d) Frightful.

5. Pentheus is obsessed with what aspect of the women's behavior?
(a) Their prayerful behavior.
(b) Their childish behavior.
(c) Their honest behavior.
(d) Their sexual behavior.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the writer of this play?

2. Pentheus holds what title?

3. According to the Chorus, who is Zeus's father?

4. What does Tiresius suffer from?

5. Tiresius tells Pentheus that the story of Dionysus is a what?

(see the answer key)

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