The Bacchae Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many gates does Pentheus say Thebes has?

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

3. What is Pentheus holding is his right hand?

4. What is Hellas?

5. The Chorus extols the virtues of the simple man who lives within what?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Using specific examples from the book, explain how Dionysus displays his divinity even while in human form. What message do these actions send about the divine?

Essay Topic 2

How is animal imagery used in the play? Provide at least three examples of animal imagery and what they represents.

Essay Topic 3

What is the role of the messengers in the play? What do they do; what do they symbolize? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

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