Agamemnon Review Quiz #1

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Agamemnon Review Quiz #1 - Quiz

A brief review quiz on the first half of the play by Aeschylus.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Chorus refers to the Atreidae. Who are they?

    • A.

      Paris and Hector

    • B.

      Zeus and Pan

    • C.

      Agamemnon and Menelaus

    • D.

      Clytemnestra and Iphigenia

    • E.

      Rizzoli and Isles

    Correct Answer
    C. Agamemnon and Menelaus
    Explanation
    The term means "sons of Atreus."

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  • 2. 

    The Chorus also refers to the "child of Tyndareus." Who is this?

    • A.

      Clytemnestra

    • B.

      Helen

    • C.

      Iphigenia

    • D.

      The Watchman

    • E.

      The Chorus

    Correct Answer
    A. Clytemnestra
    Explanation
    King T. was also the stepfather of Helen of Troy.

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  • 3. 

    The Chorus again says:"At home there tarries like a lurking snake, Biding its time, a wrath unreconciled, A wily watcher, passionate to slake, In blood, resentment for a murdered child."Who is this snake? 

    • A.

      Helen

    • B.

      Cassandra

    • C.

      Aegisthus

    • D.

      Clytemnestra

    • E.

      Electra

    Correct Answer
    D. Clytemnestra
    Explanation
    This shows before th event that C. intends to kill A.

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  • 4. 

    Which character says the following?"Ill lot were mine, to disobey! And ill, to smite my child, my household's love and pride! To stain with virgin blood a father's hands, and slay My daughter, by the altar's side!"

    • A.

      Atreus

    • B.

      Priam

    • C.

      Aegisthus

    • D.

      Menelaus

    • E.

      Agamemnon

    Correct Answer
    E. Agamemnon
    Explanation
    Referring to sacrificing Iphigenia.

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  • 5. 

    What is the herald's job?

    • A.

      To sacrifice Iphigenia

    • B.

      To announce the arrival of the king

    • C.

      To predict the future

    • D.

      To watch for the fall of Troy

    • E.

      To avenge Agamemnon.

    Correct Answer
    B. To announce the arrival of the king
    Explanation
    The herald's job is to announce the arrival of the king. This means that the herald is responsible for publicly declaring and making known the presence of the king to the people. This role is important as it helps to inform and prepare the public for the arrival of the king, ensuring that they are aware of his presence and can show proper respect and honor.

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  • 6. 

    How long was the Trojan War?

    • A.

      One year

    • B.

      Three years

    • C.

      Five years

    • D.

      Ten years

    • E.

      Fifteen years

    Correct Answer
    D. Ten years
    Explanation
    The Trojan War lasted for ten years. This is a well-known fact from Greek mythology. The war was fought between the Greeks and the Trojans over the beautiful Helen of Troy. The Greek army, led by King Agamemnon, besieged the city of Troy for ten years before finally capturing it with the help of the famous Trojan Horse. This war is a significant event in Greek history and has been immortalized in various works of literature, including Homer's epic poem, the Iliad.

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