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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. "Ion": How is Xuthus described?
(a) A non-Athenian.
(b) A barbarian.
(c) A stranger.
(d) A learned man.

2. "Alcestis": What does Admetus heap on Pheres before he leaves the funeral?
(a) Work.
(b) Advice.
(c) Curses.
(d) Blessings.

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

4. "Hippolytus": When the nurse tells Hippolytus of Phaedra's desire for him, Hippolytus swears he will never break his vow of what?
(a) Chastity.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Honesty.
(d) Poverty.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. "Andromache": Of whom is Andromache a widow?

2. "Andromache": Which goddess's shrine is Andromache in for refuge?

3. "Ion": Who tells Creusa that she will never have a child with Xuthus?

4. "Andromache": Who is Hermione?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. "Hippolytus": What is Aphrodite raging against in her speech at the beginning of the play?

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

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

4. "Medea": Describe Medea.

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

6. "Alcestis": What does the handmaiden think of Alcestis?

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

8. "Andromache": When Menelaus betrays Andromache when she leaves the shrine, what does she do?

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

10. "Medea": Why did Jason and Medea travel to Corinth?

(see the answer keys)

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