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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 is Aphrodite goddess of?
(a) The sea.
(b) Love.
(c) Marriage.
(d) Gardens.

2. "Alcestis": What state is Heracles in when he claims he will meet death and wrestle for the life of Alcestis?
(a) Sleep.
(b) Happy.
(c) Drunk.
(d) Grief-stricken.

3. "Andromache": Who snatches the sword from Hermione before she can kill herself?
(a) The servant.
(b) The nurse.
(c) The priestess.
(d) The handmaiden.

4. "Alcestis": Who helped Admetus cheat the Fates?
(a) Apollo.
(b) Zeus.
(c) His daughter.
(d) His wife.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. "Ion": Which god is Xuthus's father, Aeolus, the son of?

2. "Alcestis": What is the name of the son who discusses his sorrow with Admetus?

3. "Andromache": Who is the son Peleus had with a goddess?

4. "Medea": Medea claims that women are the unhappiest creatures on earth for a second reason. What is the second reason?

5. "Hippolytus": Who is Hippolytus's father?

Short Essay Questions

1. "Hippolytus": How was Hippolytus killed?

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

3. "Hippolytus": Why is Theseus in exile?

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

5. "Medea": What does the nurse learn while gossiping with the tutor?

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

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

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

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

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

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