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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. "Hippolytus": What action does Phaedra believe is better than doing wrong?
(a) Committing suicide.
(b) Repenting.
(c) Apologizing.
(d) Fighting.

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

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

4. "Alcestis": What does the chorus think the upcoming death Admetus's wife is like?
(a) Sacrifice.
(b) Sealing.
(c) Farce.
(d) Gift.

5. "Andromache": Which god does Andromache blame for her current troubles?
(a) Zeus.
(b) Apollo.
(c) Hades.
(d) Poseidon.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Medea": What reason does Medea give Creon for staying one more day?

2. "Alcestis": Admetus's wife says she is dying because it is her natural duty and for another reason.Admetus's What is it?

3. "Medea": Who begins the play "Medea" in a lament?

4. "Andromache": Who is Hermione?

5. "Medea": Whom does Medea kill?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. "Medea": Describe Medea.

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

(see the answer keys)

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