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Troilus and Cressida

Troilus and Cressida


by William Shakespeare

Troilus and Cressida: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz

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Q. Why are Troilus and Cressida separated?

Cressida's lack of "worth"
Troilus's lack of principles
politics and warfare
they were talking too much in class
Q. In the play, women are treated as what?

the most important people in the war
objects to be stolen and traded
the best advice givers
Q. Ulysses argues what philosophical viewpoint?

War can never be justified.
Women should be treated with respect.
There is a natural social hierarchy.
Don't worry, be happy.
Q. Why don't the Trojans send Helen back to Greece?

It's a matter of honor.
She begs them to let her stay.
Menelaus doesn't want her back.
Helen lost her passport.
Q. What does Achilles's slaughter of Hector exemplify?

the play's interest in "Principals"
Shakespeare's attitude toward Greece
the play's concern with "Value and Worth"
Love gone bad.