© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Bacchae

The Bacchae


by Euripides

The Bacchae: As Sung by Celine Dionysus Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Bacchae? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Who is disguised as the Stranger?

Albert Camus
Q. How has the House of Cadmus angered Dionysus?

They denied his divinity
They sacrificed a lamb rather than a cow
They shed the blood of innocents
They planted another rosebush beyond the property line
Q. What is Dionysus?

The son of two gods
The son of two mortals
The son of one god and one mortal
The son of forty-seven gods. Hey - gods do it differently.
Q. Where was Dionysus shortly before the time of his birth?

In Hera’s womb
In Pan’s labyrinth
In Poseidon’s head
In Zeus’ thigh
In Apollo’s theater
Q. What is especially upsetting to King Pentheus about the women dancing in the woods?

They are praying for his downfall
His mother is one of them
They are refusing to let the trees lead
They are witches