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. What form does the Chorus plead for Dionysus to show up in front of them as?

2. What does the Chorus predict that Agave will say Pentheus was born from?

3. What is Pentheus holding is his right hand?

4. What reason did Dionysus give to the women when he ordered them to take their vengeance on Pentheus?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What does Pentheus symbolize and how does he symbolize it? Support your answer with examples from the book.

Essay Topic 2

What is the difference between the blindness Pentheus suffers and the blindness Tiresius suffers? Use examples from the play to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

If you had to choose one word to describe Dionysus, what word would it be? Why did you choose that word? Present at least three choices and pick the strongest choice as your decision.

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