The Oresteia by Aeschylus: Summary & Themes


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Who kills Agamemnon in The Oresteia?

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1. Who starts the family curse in The Oresteia?

2. Which god convinces Orestes that it is his duty to kill his mother Clytemnestra in The Oresteia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Three plays make up the Oresteia by Aeschylus. This quiz tests your knowledge of the story of the three plays and the historical symbolism of the plays.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment tests your understanding of the plot of the three plays that make up the Oresteia by asking questions regarding:

  • The death of Agamemnon
  • The family curse
  • Symbolism of the plays

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson regarding the story of Oresteia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the symbolism of the trilogy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the plot of the Oresteia

Additional Learning

To learn more about the story of the Oresteia, review the accompanying lesson titled The Oresteia by Aeschylus: Summary & Themes. This article goes into more details such as:

  • The Atreides Curse
  • Agamemnon's murder
  • The Liberation Bearers
  • The Eumenides
  • Symbolism of the play