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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. "Andromache": Where does the goddess tell Peleus to bury Neoptolemos?
(a) The riverside.
(b) Delphi.
(c) Athens.
(d) Sparta.

2. "Ion": How is Creusa supposed to kill Xuthus and Ion?
(a) With a sword.
(b) With an accident.
(c) With a horse.
(d) With poison.

3. "Alcestis": What is the name of the son who discusses his sorrow with Admetus?
(a) Eumillic.
(b) Eumelus.
(c) Eugene.
(d) Euseris.

4. "Andromache": How is Peleus described?
(a) As a wise man.
(b) As a strong man.
(c) As a young man.
(d) As an old man.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. "Ion": What condition do Xuthus and Creusa travel to the oracle to cure?

2. "Ion": What does Creusa put with the baby boy?

3. "Andromache": Of what place is Menelaus king?

4. "Ion": After Creusa gives birth to a boy, to where does she take him?

5. "Andromache": Who sends a messenger to warn Neoptolemos?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. "Alcestis": Why does Alcestis claim she is dying for her husband?

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

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

5. "Andromache": Who is Andromache?

6. "Alcestis": What is the argument between Apollo and Death about at the beginning of the play?

7. "Medea": What does Aegeus swear to Medea that he will do?

8. "Ion": What does the oracle tell Xuthus?

9. "Ion": How does Ion respond when Creusa says that the gods may be to blame for their troubles?

10. "Andromache": Why is Andromache taking refuge in the shrine of Thetis?

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