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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is Pentheus's mother "hastening" to according to the Chorus?
(a) The valley.
(b) The river.
(c) The house.
(d) The plains.

2. When Dionysus refers to "the seats of Nymphs" and "the place of Pan" what is he referring to?
(a) Forrests.
(b) Trees.
(c) Rivers.
(d) Hills.

3. When the first messenger describes how the women slept, what word does he use?
(a) Capriciousness.
(b) Lonely.
(c) Sexually.
(d) Modestly.

4. The Chorus says that although their triumph is glorious, it ends in what?
(a) Sorrow and pleading.
(b) Pleasure and pain.
(c) Fright and madness.
(d) Sadness and tears.

5. In the first line of the fourth ode, how does the Chorus refer to the women?
(a) The happy souls of wine.
(b) The daughters of Cadmus.
(c) The daughters of Dionysus.
(d) The wild women.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of heart does the Chorus think Pentheus has in his quest against the women?

2. How does the Chorus think that a mortal man should "live out his day and night?"

3. Who ripped Pentheus apart?

4. How does Dionysus promise Pentheus he will return to the city?

5. According to the Chorus, when is it right to override the laws of custom?

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