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Prometheus Bound


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1. Which of the following is not a reason for Prometheus's punishment?

2. Which character does not appear in the play?

3. Which of these was least likely to influence Aeschylus in writing the play?

4. Prometheus prophesies which of the following?

5. Which of the following do not contribute to the image of Zeus as a tyrant?

6. Zeus has servants whose names mean each of the following except

7. Kratus states that Hephaestus should hate Prometheus because

8. Whom has Zeus punished or threatened to punish?

9. When does Prometheus propose to reveal his prophecy to Zeus?

10. Which of the following does not contribute to the impression that Oceanus is not fully sincere in his desire to help Prometheus?

11. What did Prometheus do when Zeus fought the Titans?

12. Prometheus does not teach human beings how to

13. In what order does Prometheus list the metals he taught humanity to mine?

14. All of the following landmarks are named after Io except

15. Which of the following is not part of Prometheus's future punishment?

16. According to Hephaestus, why is Zeus so harsh in his punishments?

17. Io is pursued by

18. Io's descendants will not include

19. The Oceanids defy Hermes when he orders them to

20. Prometheus learned his prophecies from

21. Which of the following does Hermes compare Prometheus to?

22. Which of the following does the Chorus not endorse?

23. When asked why he is being punished, Prometheus always does which of the following?

24. With regard to his punishment, which of the following does Prometheus claim?

25. Which of the following probably concluded the original Prometheus trilogy?

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