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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. In the fourth act of "Oedipus," what does the titular character recall before his arrival in the city?
(a) He nearly died on his journey to the city.
(b) He killed a man on his way there.
(c) He was arrested.
(d) He was warned away from Thebes by Zeus.

2. According to Hecuba, what was ignored before the fall of Troy?
(a) The demands of the gods.
(b) Priam's pleas for surrender.
(c) Her prophesies.
(d) The death of Hector.

3. Why does the messenger in the fourth act urge Oedipus to leave the city?
(a) Oedipus is about to be betrayed.
(b) Oedipus must take Polybus' throne.
(c) Oedipus is the reason for the plague.
(d) Oedipus must flee the plague.

4. How are the Greeks dividing the captive Trojan women among themselves?
(a) They are taking the wives of the Trojans they have personally killed.
(b) They are having a competition.
(c) They are letting the gods decide.
(d) They are drawing lots.

5. What does Oedipus reveal to Jocasta at the end of the play?
(a) He is leaving Thebes.
(b) He never loved her.
(c) He is her son.
(d) He is cursed by the gods.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is revealed about Troy in the background of "Troades"?

2. Who does Andromache blame for the fall of Troy?

3. Who is Creon?

4. Where does Oedipus send Creon?

5. What did the Greeks admire about Polyxena?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Andromache hide her son from the Greeks?

2. Why does Tiresias summon Laius' ghost?

3. How does Agamemnon view the dead Achilles?

4. How does Ulysses trick Andromache at Hector's tomb and why?

5. Why does Oedipus imprison Creon in the third act?

6. Why does Oedipus refuse to commit suicide?

7. Why are the Greeks unable to leave Troy in the beginning of "Troades"?

8. What does Oedipus reveal about his journey to Thebes in the fourth act?

9. How and why does Jocasta commit suicide?

10. Who is Hector and why is he important to the Trojans and Greeks?

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