10 Plays Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Medea.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. "Alcestis": What state is Heracles in when he claims he will meet death and wrestle for the life of Alcestis?
(a) Grief-stricken.
(b) Drunk.
(c) Sleep.
(d) Happy.

2. "Medea": Who begins the play "Medea" in a lament?
(a) A girl.
(b) A nurse.
(c) A maid.
(d) A handmaiden.

3. "Medea": From whom is it learned that Creon plans to expel Jason's children with Medea?
(a) The cook.
(b) The tutor.
(c) The manservant.
(d) The butler.

4. "Alcestis": Who helped Admetus cheat the Fates?
(a) Zeus.
(b) His wife.
(c) His daughter.
(d) Apollo.

5. "Alcestis": Whom does Heracles talk to and learn the extent of the events in the household?
(a) The handmaiden.
(b) The cook.
(c) The gardener.
(d) The butler.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Alcestis": Pheres says that no man wishes to die. What does he suggest is better?

2. "Medea": Of what besides deceit does Medea accuse Jason?

3. "Alcestis": What does Admetus heap on Pheres before he leaves the funeral?

4. "Medea": Medea states that women are generally timid. What does she say will make them become deadly?

5. "Medea": Who is Medea?

(see the answer key)

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