Review Quiz #2 for Chapter 15

Review Quiz #2 for Chapter 15

1. Aeschylus' "Oresteia" could be said to be concerned with replacing personal acts of barbarism with... a. legal revolution
b. matriarchy
c. rituals to the Gods and Goddesses
d. blood-kin vengeance
e. all of the above

2. When the author of "Oresteia" has the Goddess Athene admit that "no ONE" should decide (a question of such moral complexity), he is making a statement of his own about... a. the moral responsibility of the individual
b. dysfunctional fam ilies
c. juries of free citizens
d. that the God Zeus should depend on her judgement
e. all of the above

3. In the second play in the trilogy of "Oresteia", the chorus of "The Libation Bearers" is comprised of... a. satyrs
b. wild bands of women
c. captive women from Troy
d. followers of the God Dionysus
e. all of the above

4. In the first play of the "Oresteia", the chorus of "Agamemnon" is... a. a group of centaurs
b. a group of captive Trojan warriors
c. a group of aged citizens
d. comprised of Furies and Gorgons
e. all of the above

5. The chorus for the last play of "Oresteia", the "Eumenides" are... a. dead souls
b. the Furies
c. the Gods and Goddesses
d. captive women from Troy
e. centaurs and satyrs

6. In ancient mythology the Furies were said to have been born of... a. drops of blood from the genitals of Uranus
b. comets
c. the god Apollo
d. the drops of blood from Medusa's severed head
d. the Fates
e. the head of the God Zeus

7. When the Furies first see Orestes in the play "Oresteia", they... a. fall to worshipping him
b. beg his forgiveness for murdering his father
c. warn him that they must kill his mother
d. attack him for killing his mother
e. attack him for killing Medusa

8. By setting the action of the play "Oresteia" around the cursed family of Atreus, Aeschylus conveys the message that the Gods and Goddesses... a. are determined to wipe them out
b. are determined to end wanton vengeance and blood shed
c. washing their hands of human affairs
d. uninterested in human affairs
e. are promiscuous

9. The originator of the curse on the House of Atreus, is Tantalus, who... a. attempted to trick the Gods
b. tried to serve the Gods his own son
c. killed and cooked his own son
d. killed and cooked his nephew
e. all the above

10. Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter, Iphigenia, because... a. he couldn't wait to sack Rome
b. he couldn't wait to get home
c. the Gods and Goddesses becalmed his fleet
d. the women were too noisy
e. all of the above

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