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

2. Tiresius says that failing to give honor where honor is due is what?
(a) Inviting revenge.
(b) A folly.
(c) Real madness.
(d) A shame.

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

4. Where is Pentheus's mother at the beginning of the play?
(a) In the catacombs.
(b) Traveling abroad.
(c) With the other women.
(d) By herself in her rooms.

5. What do the worshipers of Dionysus dress in?
(a) Animal skins.
(b) Simple clothes.
(c) Robes of purple.
(d) Leaves and branches.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Hera?

2. What story does Pentheus scoff at?

3. What is Semele?

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

5. What body part kept Dionysus until he was born?

(see the answer key)

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