The Oresteia Short Answer Test - Answer Key

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Short Answer Questions Key

1. In which city does "The Oresteia" begin?

Mycenae.

2. Who is the first character to speak in "The Oresteia"?

The Watchman.

3. In the first part of the first play, what signal is the man on the roof looking for?

A bonfire.

4. What does the signal that the man on the roof sees mean?

Agamemnon is coming home from the Trojan War.

5. For which family member's sake did Agamemnon go to Troy?

Menelaus.

6. What kept Agamemnon from leaving for Troy right away?

No wind.

7. What goddess demanded Iphigenia in sacrifice?

Artemis.

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