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

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

3. "Ion": What does Xuthus do before seeing the oracle?
(a) Dance.
(b) Pay money.
(c) Make a sacrifice.
(d) Sing a song.

4. "Andromache": Whom does Andromache send to fetch Peleus?
(a) The priestess.
(b) The shepherd.
(c) Her daughter.
(d) Her handmaiden.

5. "Hippolytus": What is Aphrodite goddess of?
(a) Gardens.
(b) Love.
(c) The sea.
(d) Marriage.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Hippolytus": For what reason does Theseus think his wife has killed herself after reading and misunderstanding her note?

2. "Hippolytus": How does Phaedra kill herself?

3. "Alcestis": Who questions the handmaiden of Alcestis in the beginning of the play?

4. "Hippolytus": What action does Phaedra believe is better than doing wrong?

5. "Alcestis": Who helped Admetus cheat the Fates?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. "Ion": What makes Ion believe that Creusa is his mother?

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

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

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

7. "Ion": What happens to Creusa before the play begins?

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

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

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

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