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Electra

Electra

by Sophocles

Electra: Extra Greece-y True or False

1. What happened upon Agamemnon’s return from the Trojan War?He was murdered by his wife and her lover
2. Why did Electra smuggle her brother, Orestes, out of town?So that he could return one day to avenge their father
3. What does Orestes send the old slave to do?Just some general old slave stuff - filing, dictation, things like that
4. Where do Orestes and Pylades go after returning to Mycenae?Agamemnon’s grave
5. How does Electra’s sister, Chrysothemis, behave toward Clytemnestra and Aegisthus?She kisses up to them so that she may live a life of comfort
6. Why does Clytemnestra claim she was justified in killing Agamemnon?Because he had cheated on her
7. What does Electra decide to do after the old slave comes to the palace?Kills her mother
8. What does Orestes do when he happens upon his sister?Reveals his true identity
9. Who kills Clytemnestra?Keyser Soze
10. What is Aegisthus’ reaction to beholding his wife’s dead body?He lashes out at Orestes

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