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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. "Alcestis": What does Admetus's wife make him promise not to do after she dies?
(a) Go mad.
(b) Leave the children.
(c) Remarry.
(d) Hire a nanny.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. "Ion": Which goddess appears to tell how Ion's descendants will settle many parts of Greece ?

2. "Hippolytus": For what reason does Theseus think his wife has killed herself after reading and misunderstanding her note?

3. "Hippolytus": How does Phaedra kill herself?

4. "Medea": Who is Medea?

5. "Alcestis": What is Heracles on his way to tame, when he stops at Admetus's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. "Medea": In what case are women deadly according to Medea?

2. "Andromache": When Menelaus refuses to give Andromache up, what does Peleus say?

3. "Medea": Why does Medea think that Jason will eventually pay for his actions?

4. "Andromache": What does Menelaus claim when he comes to the shrine?

5. "Andromache": Why does Andromache bemoan Apollo's actions?

6. "Hippolytus": How was Hippolytus killed?

7. "Ion": What happens to Creusa before the play begins?

8. "Alcestis": What is Pheres' claim about why he did not want to die?

9. "Alcestis": What labor is Heracles on his way to perform?

10. "Hippolytus": What does the nurse tell Phaedra that love is dependent on?

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