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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Thyestes.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did Tantalus serve as a meal to the gods?
(a) Plisthenes.
(b) Pelops.
(c) Atreus.
(d) Thyestes.

2. What parts of Thyestes' sons are presented to Thyestes as a gift?
(a) Their heads.
(b) Their livers.
(c) Their hands.
(d) Their hearts.

3. What false offer has Atreus apparently made to Thyestes, according to the third act of "Thyestes"?
(a) Thyestes will rule in Atreus' stead.
(b) The two brothers will rule the kingdom jointly.
(c) Atreus will groom young Tantalus to rule the kingdom.
(d) Atreus will have his nephews educated if Thyestes becomes his advisor.

4. To where is Thyestes traveling in the third act?
(a) Thebes.
(b) Corinth.
(c) Troy.
(d) Argos.

5. Upon what were Thyestes' sons sacrificed?
(a) An altar.
(b) Their grandfather's tomb.
(c) The weapons of their ancestors.
(d) A pyre.

Short Answer Questions

1. Upon whom must Tantalus loose the Fury?

2. How was young Tantalus murdered?

3. What is Thyestes doing at the end of the fourth act?

4. What must Atreus convince Thyestes to accept in the third act of "Thyestes"?

5. Which of the following is not one of Thyestes' sons?

(see the answer key)

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