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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) Marriage.
(b) Love.
(c) The sea.
(d) Gardens.

2. "Hippolytus": Hippolytus's father is in exile to pay penance for a crime committed where?
(a) In Sparta.
(b) In Sicily.
(c) In Athens.
(d) In Macedonia.

3. "Medea": Whom did Jason make an agreement with King Creon to marry?
(a) Creon's niece.
(b) Creon's aunt.
(c) Creon's daughter.
(d) Creon's sister.

4. "Alcestis": Where does Admetus rule?
(a) Delphi.
(b) Thrace.
(c) Saducci.
(d) Pherae.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. "Andromache": Whom was Hermione supposed to marry?

3. "Hippolytus": What about her desire is causing Phaedra not to eat?

4. "Alcestis": Pheres says that no man wishes to die. What does he suggest is better?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. "Andromache": Who is Andromache?

2. "Hippolytus": What is Aphrodite raging against in her speech at the beginning of the play?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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