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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. "Medea": What has Aegeus been consulting with the oracle to discover?
(a) How he can live as a king.
(b) How he can get to Jason.
(c) How he can get children.
(d) How he can kill Creon.

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

3. "Andromache": Where does Orestes plan to ambush Neoptolemos?
(a) At the Delphic oracle.
(b) At Olympus.
(c) At the plays.
(d) At the palace.

4. "Alcestis": What is Heracles on his way to tame, when he stops at Admetus's house?
(a) Horses.
(b) Lions.
(c) Elephants.
(d) Harpies.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. "Medea": Whom does Creon think Medea will attempt to kill?

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

4. "Ion": What does Creusa put her baby boy in?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. "Andromache": What does Menelaus claim when he comes to the shrine?

4. "Medea": Describe Medea.

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

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

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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