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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who does Orestes say must be repaid for his kindness?
(a) The old man.
(b) The farmer.
(c) Electra.
(d) Aegisthus.

3. Who is Laius' son?
(a) Eteocles.
(b) Teiresius.
(c) Oedipus.
(d) Polyneices.

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

5. What does Electra chide her husband for after the messenger has appeared?
(a) Raping her.
(b) Abusing her.
(c) Mistrusting her.
(d) Not feeding her.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who invites the messengers into the cottage?

2. Who does Electra say would recognize her brother if he saw him?

3. Who does Orestes tell Aegisthus he is going to make a sacrifice for?

4. How many children does Oedipus have?

5. What is Electra doing when Orestes first sees her?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the death of Aegisthus revealed? What effect does this have on the audience?

2. What happened to Agamemnon? What does the exposition tell us happened with Orestes and Electra?

3. What is the irony of Electra's stance on woman's subservience?

4. How are the deaths in the end of Electra received by the characters?

5. What does Orestes ask of the old man at the cottage?

6. The end of the Electra reveals the author's (and likely the society's) point of view. What is it?

7. Why and with whom has Orestes returned to Argos? Where do we first find him in the play Electra?

8. Who brings Electra food for their guests? What does he bring? What is his connection to Orestes?

9. What does the chorus sing of once Orestes and Electra exit in Part Two of Electra?

10. Who are the Phoenician Women? What are their feelings in the play?

(see the answer keys)

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