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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 barbarian.
(b) A stranger.
(c) A learned man.
(d) A non-Athenian.

2. "Hippolytus": Who gave Theseus the wish he uses to call down death on Hippolytus?
(a) Ares.
(b) Apollo.
(c) Poseidon.
(d) Hades.

3. "Ion": What condition do Xuthus and Creusa travel to the oracle to cure?
(a) Poverty.
(b) Madness.
(c) Sickness.
(d) Infertility.

4. "Andromache": Where is Andromache from?
(a) Athens.
(b) Sparta.
(c) Troy.
(d) Damascus.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. "Medea": What does the chorus fear Medea will do unless she is calmed?

2. "Hippolytus": Who tells Phaedra that mortals cannot control the will of the gods?

3. "Medea": What does Medea need to find before she carries out her plans for Jason?

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

5. "Andromache": Who snatches the sword from Hermione before she can kill herself?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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