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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. "Medea": Where did Jason and Medea travel to make a home and future for their children?
(a) Delphi.
(b) Corinth.
(c) Athens.
(d) Sparta.

3. "Andromache": With what does Peleus threaten to beat Menelaus to death?
(a) A crown.
(b) A tree branch.
(c) His sword.
(d) His cane.

4. "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.

5. "Alcestis": Where does Admetus rule?
(a) Saducci.
(b) Delphi.
(c) Pherae.
(d) Thrace.

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

7. "Ion": What does Creusa put with the baby boy?
(a) A letter.
(b) Some jewelry.
(c) Some gold.
(d) Some of her possessions.

8. "Alcestis": What does Heracles seek from Admetus when he arrives at the house?
(a) Money.
(b) Food.
(c) Hospitality.
(d) Advice.

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

10. "Hippolytus": Why is Aphrodite angry with Hippolytus?
(a) He will not love her.
(b) He will not worship her.
(c) He will not build her a temple.
(d) He will not talk to her.

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

12. "Hippolytus": What is Artemis the goddess of?
(a) Food and prosperity.
(b) Hope and wisdom.
(c) Virginity and chastity.
(d) Animals and children.

13. "Ion": After Hermes' introduction, where does the play start?
(a) At the temple.
(b) At the house.
(c) At the cliffs.
(d) On the road.

14. "Alcestis": What is the woman dressed in when Heracles returns with her?
(a) A caftan.
(b) A mask.
(c) A veil.
(d) A robe.

15. "Alcestis": Who questions the handmaiden of Alcestis in the beginning of the play?
(a) The Fates.
(b) The leader of the chorus.
(c) A god.
(d) Death.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Hippolytus": When the scene shifts to Phaedra and her nurse, what condition is Phaedra in?

2. "Ion": Which god is Xuthus's father, Aeolus, the son of?

3. "Andromache": Where is Andromache from?

4. "Hippolytus": When the nurse tells Hippolytus of Phaedra's desire for him, Hippolytus swears he will never break his vow of what?

5. "Alcestis": Admetus's wife says she is dying because it is her natural duty and for another reason.Admetus's What is it?

(see the answer keys)

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