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The Flies

The Flies


by Jean-Paul Sartre

The Flies: A Cookbook for Frogs Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Flies? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What is notable about the flies in Argos?

They are as poisonous as black widow spider
They are as big as bumblebees
They are as loud as erupting volcanoes
They are as socially maladjusted as the Olsen twins
Q. What is being held in Argos when Orestes returns?

The Fast of Repentance
The Ceremony of the Dead
The Celebration of Life
Taste of Argos
Q. Why does Zeus want to get Orestes out of Argos?

Because he does not want Orestes to discover that he is not a mortal
Because he is planning Orestes’ surprise birthday party
Because if Orestes remains in town, the prophecy will not be fulfilled
Because he is afraid that Orestes is seeking vengeance
Q. How does Clytemnestra treat her daughter, Electra?

Like a slave
Kindly and with respect
For a member of ancient Greek royalty who is accustomed to doing such things as cutting the heads off babies and sacrificing innocent puppies... pretty well
She ignores her completely
Q. What does Electra tell the townspeople?

That if they want to catch the Monster before he skips town, they’d better grab their pitchforks and get a move on
That Clytemnestra killed her father
That the ghosts they believe in do not exist
That her brother has returned