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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": Of whom is Andromache a widow?
(a) Hector.
(b) Theseus.
(c) Perseus.
(d) Achilles.

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

3. "Ion": At the beginning of the play, what action of Apollo's does Hermes describe?
(a) Birth.
(b) Waging war.
(c) Rape.
(d) Playing the lyre.

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

5. "Hippolytus": Where is Hippolytus's father in exile?
(a) Troezen.
(b) Gransten.
(c) Aleceadis.
(d) Thebes.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Alcestis": What is the woman dressed in when Heracles returns with her?

2. "Hippolytus": With whom does Aphrodite make Phaedra fall in love?

3. "Ion": Apollo orders Hermes to go to Athens. Where is he to bring the baby boy?

4. "Alcestis": Whom does Heracles talk to and learn the extent of the events in the household?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. "Ion": How does Ion come to the temple of Apollo?

2. "Ion": Why do Xuthus and Creusa travel to Delphi?

3. "Hippolytus": Why does Phaedra think it is better to commit suicide than to do wrong?

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

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

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

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

8. "Alcestis": What has Admetus done before the beginning of the play?

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

10. "Hippolytus": What tactic does Aphrodite use to begin her plot of revenge?

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