The Eumenides by Aeschylus: Summary, Characters & Analysis


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Which of these is a character in Aeschylus' Eumenides?

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1. Which of these characters from Eumenides provides the title for the entire Aeschyhlean trilogy to which it belongs?

2. Instead of making the decision on her own, whom does Athena summon to make a ruling in Orestes' trial?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Eumenides' is a play by Aeschylus, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the plot, characters, and influence of 'Eumenides'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Analysis of characters in 'Eumenides'
  • The argument used to exonerate Orestes
  • Orestes' trial

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main characters, such as Clytemnestra and Orestes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding 'Eumenides'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Athena's decision regarding Orestes' trial

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson called The Eumenides by Aeschylus: Summary, Characters & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the story of 'Eumenides'
  • Understand the significance of a trial
  • Understand the influence society had the story of The Eumenides