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Libation Bearers

Libation Bearers


by Aeschylus

Libation Bearers: Orestes’ Besties Quiz

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Q. What/who does Orestes pretend to be?

His sister
A traveler
A palace guard
Liza Minelli, and you have to admit that the voice is spot on
Q. Who is genuinely distraught by the news of Orestes’ death?

Orestes’ mother
Orestes’ old Nurse
Orestes’ best friend
Certainly not the Coalition for the Proliferation of Character Deaths in Greek Tragedies
Q. What does Orestes do when he meets with Aegisthus?

He kills him
He helps him prepare his tax return
He demands at knifepoint that he tell him where his mother is
He acts as if he doesn’t recognize him
Q. Who urges Orestes to kill Clytemnestra?

Just about everyone who’s ever met her
The Nurse
Q. Who does Orestes think is pursuing him?

Clytemnestra’s ghost
The Chorus
The Furies
Deputy Samuel Gerard, who has dropped the scent of the one-armed man