The Bacchae Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Pentheus says that he will do what to the women he has captured?
(a) Make them his mistresses.
(b) Keep them in the prison.
(c) Return them to their families.
(d) Sell them as slaves.

2. In the Chorus's first lines, they believe that a happy man is one who leads what kind of life?
(a) Rich.
(b) Powerful.
(c) Magestic.
(d) Holy.

3. The Chorus praises Dionysus as a god who brings what?
(a) Beer.
(b) Wine.
(c) Vinegar.
(d) Hops.

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

5. According to the Chorus, who is Zeus's father?
(a) Cronos.
(b) Mars.
(c) Pluto.
(d) Neptune.

Short Answer Questions

1. Tiresius tells Pentheus not to rely on what, to dominate mankind?

2. What story does Pentheus scoff at?

3. Who does Dionysus address in the play's prologue?

4. Dionysus wants to punish people in Thebes for what?

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

(see the answer key)

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