Copyright

The Oresteia by Aeschylus: Summary & Themes

Instructions:

Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

Who kills Agamemnon in The Oresteia?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 75,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime.
Already registered? Log in here for access

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?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

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
Support