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 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?
(a) A family member.
(b) An honored guest.
(c) A king.
(d) A god.

2. What story is told in the Chorus's first appearance?
(a) Dionysus's history.
(b) Dionysus's birth.
(c) Dionysus's death.
(d) Dionysus's revenge.

3. Where has the cult that is in Thebes come from?
(a) England.
(b) Sparta.
(c) Persia.
(d) Athens.

4. Tiresius tells Pentheus that the story of Dionysus is a what?
(a) Myth.
(b) Metaphor.
(c) Hyperbole.
(d) Comparison.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What are Tiresius and Cadmus planning on doing?

2. What word describes both Tiresius and Cadmus?

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

4. Who are the Bacchae?

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

(see the answer key)

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