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Quiz

  1. What god or goddess was the only one not to refuse the banquet of Tantalus?
      a. Poseidon
      b. Apollo
      c. Demeter
      d. Athena
  2. Whom did Electra eventually marry?
      a. Pylades
      b. Neoptolemus
      c. Tisamenus
      d. Strophius
  3. In which version is Electra married off to a peasant?
      a. Aeschylus' Libation Bearers
      b. Euripides' Electra
      c. Aeschylus' Eumenides
      d. Sophocles' Electra
  4. Who became king in place of Oenomaüs?
      a. Thyestes
      b. Tantalus
      c. Atreus
      d. Pelops
  5. In what play does Orestes discover his sister Iphigenia alive and a priestess of Artemis?
      a. Iphigenia in Aulis
      b. Eumenides
      c. Iphigenia in Tauris
      d. Oresteia
  6. Who was the charioteer bribed by Pelops?
      a. Aegisthus
      b. Myrtilus
      c. Tantalus
      d. Oenomaüs
  7. How did Atreus perpetuate the curse of his house?
      a. He seduced the wife of Thyestes.
      b. He tried to feed the gods human flesh.
      c. He cast Myrtilus over a cliff.
      d. He fed his brother his own children.
  8. Agamemnon incurred the bitter hatred of his wife by:
      a. bringing home a Trojan woman
      b. insulting her sister Helen
      c. sacrificing their daughter Iphigenia
      d. leading the ten-year expedition against Troy
  9. The father of Aegisthus was:
      a. Pelops
      b. Atreus
      c. Tantalus
      d. Thyestes
  10. The man who had an affair with Agamemnon's wife and then helped kill Agamemnon was:
      a. Aegisthus
      b. Pelops
      c. Zethus
      d. Orestes
  11. The prisoner Agamemnon took home from the Trojan War was:
      a. Hecuba
      b. Helen
      c. Cassandra
      d. Briseïs
  12. By which of the following is Orestes not given direct assistance?
      a. Athena
      b. Apollo
      c. Electra
      d. Zeus
  13. "Who wrote Iphigenia in Tauris, in which we find Iphigenia a priestess of Artemis?"
      a. Aeschylus
      b. Ovid
      c. Euripides
      d. Sophocles
  14. "At the end of Aeschylus' Oresteia, the Furies are transformed into:"
      a. judge and jury
      b. the Eumenides
      c. the Erinyes
      d. the Avenging Spirits
  15. "According to Homer, where did Agamemnon and Menelaüs rule?"
      a. Agamemnon at Sparta and Menelaüs at Mycenae
      b. Agamemnon at Thebes and Menelaüs at Corinth
      c. Agamemnon at Mycenae and Menelaüs at Corinth
      d. Agamemnon at Mycenae and Menelaüs at Sparta
  16. Who served his son as food for the gods at a banquet?
      a. Ixion
      b. Sisyphus
      c. Tantalus
      d. Tityus
  17. In what play does the murder of Aegisthus follow that of Clytemnestra?
      a. Aeschlylus' Libation Bearers
      b. Euripides' Electra
      c. Sophocles' Electra
      d. Aeschylus' Eumenides
  18. Who appears at the end of Euripides' Electra to predict the future course of events?
      a. Castor
      b. Apollo
      c. Athena
      d. Cassandra
  19. "In Aeschylus' Libation Bearers, who speaks the words that drive Orestes to his final purpose, the murder of his mother?"
      a. Electra
      b. Cilissa
      c. Chrysothemis
      d. Pylades
  20. In what city is Orestes' guilt finally expunged?
      a. Athens
      b. Mycenae
      c. Thebes
      d. Corinth
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