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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what city-state does Clytemnestra rule?
(a) Athens.
(b) Troy.
(c) Thebes.
(d) Argos.

2. Who does Electra say was NOT properly buried?
(a) Iphegenia.
(b) Aegisthus.
(c) Clytemnestra.
(d) Agamemnon.

3. What goddess will be celebrated in the beginning of Electra?
(a) Semele.
(b) Artemis.
(c) Hera.
(d) Antigone.

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

5. What is the opening scene of Electra?
(a) A tower.
(b) A farm cottage.
(c) A war field.
(d) A castle.

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

7. Who married Electra to her current husband?
(a) Agamemnon.
(b) Pylades.
(c) Aegisthus.
(d) Orestes.

8. Who does Orestes tell Aegisthus he is going to make a sacrifice for?
(a) Artemis.
(b) Hera.
(c) Zeus.
(d) Ares.

9. Where does Orestes' party find Aegisthus?
(a) At the palace.
(b) By the fortress.
(c) Walking in a meadow.
(d) On the war field.

10. What does Laius do with his son?
(a) Buries him alive.
(b) Abandons him to die.
(c) Kills him.
(d) Sells him to a farmer.

11. Who does Electra call unfaithful, attractive to women, but a worthless coward underneath his pretty face?
(a) Pylades.
(b) Orestes.
(c) Clytemnestra.
(d) Aegisthus.

12. How long is Agamemnon gone to war?
(a) Three years.
(b) One year.
(c) Ten years.
(d) Fifteen years.

13. When Orestes returns, who does Electra praise for his faithful friendship?
(a) Pylades.
(b) Aegisthus.
(c) The farmer.
(d) Agamemnon.

14. What does Aegisthus throw on the altar when with Orestes?
(a) Wine.
(b) Rice.
(c) Water.
(d) Barley.

15. What does Electra ask her husband to get for them?
(a) Provisions.
(b) Gold.
(c) Weapons.
(d) Spices.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who comes to inform Electra of the success of Orestes' deed?

2. What has Orestes returned to do in Electra?

3. Who locks Oedipus in the palace in shame?

4. What does the chorus do in Electra when Orestes is discovered?

5. Who does Aegisthus beg to protect him and destroy his enemies?

(see the answer keys)

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