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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the beginning of the play, where are the women of Thebes?
(a) In the temple.
(b) In their homes.
(c) Outside the city.
(d) At the river.

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

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

4. According to the soldier when he brings Dionysus, what happened to the women in their prison?
(a) They are not eating.
(b) They are dead.
(c) They are free.
(d) They are sleeping.

5. On which mountain do the Pierian Muses have their "haunt most fair?"
(a) Mt. Oppilos.
(b) Mt. Olympus.
(c) Mt. Olives.
(d) Mt. Othella.

6. After Cadmus and Tiresius talk to Pentheus, what does the Chorus call Pentheus?
(a) A miser.
(b) A blasphemer.
(c) A fool.
(d) A dead man.

7. What story does Pentheus scoff at?
(a) Dionysus's life.
(b) Dionysus's birth.
(c) Dionysus's travels.
(d) Dionysus's prophet.

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

9. Who are the Bacchae?
(a) The Chorus.
(b) Dionysus's followers.
(c) The priests of Dionysus.
(d) The unbelivers.

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

11. 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.

12. According to the Chorus, where did Pentheus put his prisoner?
(a) A stinky stable.
(b) A hole in the earth.
(c) A gloomy dungeon.
(d) A tower too high to climb.

13. What is the Axius?
(a) A stream.
(b) An ocean.
(c) A river.
(d) A sea.

14. What is Semele?
(a) A mortal.
(b) A spirit.
(c) A nymph.
(d) A goddess.

15. Who is Dionysus's father?
(a) Apollo.
(b) Mars.
(c) Pluto.
(d) Zeus.

Short Answer Questions

1. What place does the Chorus call the "haunt of beasts?"

2. Because of what happened to the women, the soldier thinks that Dionysus causes what?

3. The Chorus says that Dionysus makes his followers laugh away what?

4. Who honors Dionysus's mother's burial site?

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

(see the answer keys)

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