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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. "Ion": Whose idea is it to have Ion adopted by Xuthus?
(a) Hermes.
(b) The priestess.
(c) Ares.
(d) Apollo.

2. "Medea": What does Medea claim about women?
(a) That they are enslaved by motherhood.
(b) That they are wealthy in the joy of motherhood.
(c) That they are unhappy if they don't realize their great power over their husbands.
(d) That they are unhappy for their slavery to their husbands.

3. "Ion": Which goddess appears to tell how Ion's descendants will settle many parts of Greece ?
(a) Artemis.
(b) Aphrodite.
(c) Hera.
(d) Athena.

4. "Ion": During what event must Xuthus have impregnated a local girl according to Ion and Xuthus?
(a) A bacchanal rite.
(b) A moon festival.
(c) A religious rite.
(d) A harvest festival.

5. "Medea": What does Medea need to find before she carries out her plans for Jason?
(a) A safe haven for her flight.
(b) A safe home for her children.
(c) Money to travel.
(d) A place to go.

6. "Hippolytus": With whom does Aphrodite make Phaedra fall in love?
(a) Phaedra's grandson.
(b) Phaedra's uncle.
(c) Phaedra's stepson.
(d) Phaedra's nephew.

7. "Andromache": Who snatches the sword from Hermione before she can kill herself?
(a) The servant.
(b) The priestess.
(c) The nurse.
(d) The handmaiden.

8. "Medea": Of what besides deceit does Medea accuse Jason?
(a) Trickery.
(b) Lust.
(c) Slavery.
(d) Jealousy.

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

10. "Alcestis": Admetus's wife says she is dying because it is her natural duty and for another reason.Admetus's What is it?
(a) She does not want the kingdom to suffer.
(b) She does not want to live anymore.
(c) She does not want her husband to die.
(d) She does not want her children to go fatherless.

11. "Alcestis": Who agrees to die in place of Admetus?
(a) His mother.
(b) His sister.
(c) His wife.
(d) His niece.

12. "Andromache": Where does Orestes plan to ambush Neoptolemos?
(a) At the Delphic oracle.
(b) At the palace.
(c) At the plays.
(d) At Olympus.

13. "Ion": What does Creusa put her baby boy in?
(a) A bassinet.
(b) An ark.
(c) A basket.
(d) A blanket.

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

15. "Ion": How many races will Ion's descendants span according to the goddess?
(a) Six.
(b) Three.
(c) Five.
(d) Four.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. "Medea": Where did Jason and Medea travel to make a home and future for their children?

4. "Andromache": How is Peleus described?

5. "Medea": What reason does Medea give Creon for staying one more day?

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