The Bacchae Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the Chorus, when is it right to override the laws of custom?
(a) Never.
(b) When it is in the interests of the gods.
(c) When it is in the interests of the people.
(d) On occasion.

2. How does Tiresius respond to Pentheus's order to destroy his property?
(a) With rage.
(b) With anger.
(c) With fear.
(d) With pity.

3. According to the Chorus, who is Dirce's father?
(a) Achelous.
(b) Amegianos.
(c) Athenosus.
(d) Archelogious.

4. This Chorus's point of view is that Dionysus is what?
(a) Sweet.
(b) Subtle.
(c) Divine.
(d) Mortal.

5. What is the Chorus praying for in the second ode?
(a) The release of the women.
(b) The intervention of Dionysus.
(c) The intervention of Zeus.
(d) The release of their cult leader.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the Chorus, the end of all unbridled speech would bring what?

2. According to the Chorus, who dwells on Cyprus?

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

4. When Pentheus orders Dionysus locked up, who does he think Dionysus is?

5. Tiresius tells Pentheus that the story of Dionysus is a what?

(see the answer key)

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