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. Cadmus tells Pentheus that if he would call Dionysus a god, it would do what?
(a) Honor the whole family.
(b) Stop his desire for revenge.
(c) Prevent disaster.
(d) Calm the women.

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

3. What kind of meat do the worshipers of Dionysus eat?
(a) Fresh meat.
(b) Raw meat.
(c) Cooked meat.
(d) Old meat.

4. The Chorus says they have traveled over what "holy ridge" to "hasten to a pleasant task?"
(a) Tmolus.
(b) Olympus.
(c) Sacchern.
(d) Urals.

5. The Chorus wants Thebes to "burst forth" with boughs of what?
(a) Holly and pine.
(b) Evergreen and pine.
(c) Oak and pine.
(d) Maple and pine.

Short Answer Questions

1. Dionysus has taken what form so he can punish people?

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

3. Who is the writer of this play?

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

5. What is Semele?

(see the answer key)

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