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The Bacchae Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

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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. Pentheus is ______ by the worshipers of Dionysus.
(a) Scared.
(b) Revolted.
(c) Honored.
(d) Encouraged.

2. The Chorus praises Dionysus as a god who cures the grief of the ________ and the ________.
(a) Rich, poor.
(b) Woman, man.
(c) Adult, child.
(d) Slave, master.

3. Who leaves the stage right before the Chorus enters for the first time?
(a) The Soldier.
(b) The Messenger.
(c) Dionysus.
(d) Pentheus.

4. Dionysus wants to punish people in Thebes for what?
(a) Not worshiping him as a god.
(b) Not honoring him at their festivals.
(c) Not having a temple for him.
(d) Not giving tributes to him.

5. If you aim too high, and miss the pleasures within your reach, the Chorus would consider you a what?
(a) Madman and idiot.
(b) Madman and fool.
(c) Madman and philospher.
(d) Madman and rich.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Dionysus cause to infect the women of Thebes?

2. When Dionysus speaks to Pentheus for the first time, where does he say his home is?

3. This Chorus's point of view is that Dionysus is what?

4. In the Chorus's first lines, they believe that a happy man is one who leads what kind of life?

5. When the Chorus says "Like a colt that gambols at its mother's side," who are they saying is the colt?

Short Essay Questions

1. What about the worship of Dionysus is frightening and revolting to outsiders?

2. Who composes the Chorus?

3. What is being prayed for in the second choral ode?

4. What is Pentheus's disguise when he leaves the palace?

5. How is Dionysus able to use Pentheus's feelings as a trap?

6. What does the first messenger report that is in conflict with what the king believes?

7. When Hera found out about the love affair between Zeus and Semele, what did Semele question?

8. How does the Chorus refer to Pentheus in the fourth ode?

9. What has happened to Dionysus and Pentheus during the fourth ode?

10. What does Cadmus do when confronted with Agave carrying Pentheus's head?

(see the answer keys)

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