The Bacchae by Euripides: Summary, Themes & Analysis


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What city does The Bacchae take place in?

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1. Who kills Penthouse?

2. What is the irony of the play?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This printable quiz and worksheet combo about The Bacchae will challenge your knowledge of the play, and the underlying themes within the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo will focus on The Bacchae's:

  • Setting
  • Themes
  • Author
  • Plot

Skills Practiced

Use the following skills to assist you with this quiz and worksheet combo:

  • Making connections - recall the information you've read about The Bacchae to understand the themes being presented by the play
  • Knowledge application - use the plot summary given by the lesson to answer a question about the killing of Penthouse
  • Interpreting information - analyze the lesson to determine why the choice of Dionysius as the main character was strange, yet clever

Additional Learning

To understand more about The Bacchae and its author, review the lesson entitled The Bacchae by Euripides: Summary, Themes & Analysis. This lesson will explore the play further, including:

  • The maenads
  • Semele and Pentheus' roles within the play
  • Bacchic ceremonies