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. According to the Chorus, the end of all unbridled speech would bring what?
(a) Passion.
(b) Misery.
(c) Reason.
(d) Law.

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

3. What are Tiresius and Cadmus wearing?
(a) Deer skins.
(b) Cow skins.
(c) Fawn skins.
(d) Sheep skins.

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

5. Dionysus wants to punish people in Thebes for what?
(a) Not having a temple for him.
(b) Not giving tributes to him.
(c) Not worshiping him as a god.
(d) Not honoring him at their festivals.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What describes the stories that Pentheus shares about the women and their worship of Dionysus?

3. What kind of meat do the worshipers of Dionysus eat?

4. Why does Pentheus want the women to spin at the loom?

5. What kind of relationship did Dionysus's father have with his mother?

(see the answer key)

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