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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who walks around Orestes looking at him in the cottage?
(a) Aegisthus.
(b) The servant.
(c) Electra.
(d) Jocasta.

2. Who says our daily food is a small matter in Electra?
(a) Clytemnestra.
(b) Orestes.
(c) The farmer.
(d) Iphegenia.

3. Who appears in the heavens at the end of Electra?
(a) The Dioscuri.
(b) Zeus.
(c) Artemis.
(d) Dionysus.

4. Who does Electra tell her husband the messengers are from?
(a) Aegisthus.
(b) Polyneices.
(c) Clytemnestra.
(d) Orestes.

5. Electra condemns all men who confuse what with power?
(a) Lust.
(b) Money.
(c) Rage.
(d) Love.

6. Who kills Laius in The Phoenician Women?
(a) Jocasta.
(b) Antigone.
(c) Oedipus.
(d) Eteocles.

7. What kind of blade does Orestes use to skin the animal with Aegisthus?
(a) Curmean.
(b) Dorian.
(c) Trojan.
(d) Artemen.

8. What does Orestes ask the old servant once he is discovered?
(a) Whether Aegisthus is dead.
(b) Whether Agamemnon is alive.
(c) Whether his fiancee is married.
(d) Whether he has any friends left in Argos.

9. Who has called a truce to attempt to make peace in The Phoenician Women?
(a) Jocasta.
(b) Polyneices.
(c) Oedipus.
(d) Antigone.

10. How many children does Oedipus have?
(a) Four.
(b) Ten.
(c) Six.
(d) Three.

11. Who tells Laius NOT to father a child?
(a) The Dioscuri.
(b) Oracles.
(c) Dionysus.
(d) Teiresius.

12. Who does Electra send her husband to go find when the strangers enter the cottage?
(a) Iphegenia.
(b) Her father's servant.
(c) Aegisthus.
(d) Clytemnestra.

13. Orestes fears being tried for what?
(a) Patricide.
(b) Matricide.
(c) Murder.
(d) Theft.

14. What does Electra have upon hear head when she first enters the play?
(a) A water jug.
(b) A wig.
(c) A tiara.
(d) A crown.

15. What does Aegisthus take to predict the future?
(a) A mirror.
(b) Tea leaves.
(c) A bowl of water.
(d) The bull's innards.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Aegisthus preparing to offer the goddess Nymphs in Electra?

2. Who does Electra NOT want the body to be seen by?

3. Where does Orestes' party find Aegisthus?

4. Who married Electra to her current husband?

5. When Orestes returns, who does Electra praise for his faithful friendship?

(see the answer keys)

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