The Oresteia Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Play 3, Part 3 (p.215-230).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What future events does Cassandra foresee after she sees the past?
(a) She sees the murder of herself and Agamemnon by Clytemnestra.
(b) She sees herself escaping the city.
(c) She sees herself as queen of Mycenae.
(d) She sees herself ruling Mycenae with Clytemnestra's lover.

2. Where does the beginning of "The Eumenides" take place?
(a) Athens.
(b) Mycenae.
(c) Sparta.
(d) Delphi.

3. What does the signal that the man on the roof sees mean?
(a) King Priam is invading.
(b) Agamemnon has died.
(c) Menelaus is coming home from the Trojan War.
(d) Agamemnon is coming home from the Trojan War.

4. What news does Clytemnestra initially bring the chorus?
(a) Menelaus will be taking over Mycenae.
(b) Agamemnon has died.
(c) Troy has been defeated.
(d) Troy has defeated the Greeks.

5. What reasoning did Clytemnestra give for exiling a certain person before the events of "The Agamemnon"?
(a) She wanted him out of the way of her lover's ascension.
(b) She wanted to keep her son safe from Trojan assassins.
(c) She was afraid her daughter might tempt her lover.
(d) She was afraid that gods would smite her son.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose ghost is urging the Eumenides to chase Orestes?

2. How does Clytemnestra plead for her life to Orestes?

3. Whom did Clytemnestra send into exile?

4. How does Orestes introduce himself to Athena?

5. What does Apollo claim about mothers and fathers in the last part of "The Eumenides"?

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