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

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

3. "Ion": Apollo orders Hermes to go to Athens. Where is he to bring the baby boy?
(a) To Delphi.
(b) To Corinth.
(c) To Damascus.
(d) To Sparta.

4. "Alcestis": Pheres says that no man wishes to die. What does he suggest is better?
(a) For the wife to die.
(b) For the slaves to die.
(c) For the servants to die.
(d) For the childrento die.

5. "Medea": What reason does Medea give Creon for staying one more day?
(a) To help her sons adjust.
(b) To gather her things.
(c) To put her affairs in order.
(d) To say goodbye to Jason.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Medea": What has Aegeus been consulting with the oracle to discover?

2. "Alcestis": What does Heracles seek from Admetus when he arrives at the house?

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

4. "Andromache": Who sends a messenger to warn Neoptolemos?

5. "Andromache": What does Orestes plan to do after he kills Neoptolemos?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. "Alcestis": What is the argument between Apollo and Death about at the beginning of the play?

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

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

6. "Hippolytus": What does the nurse tell Phaedra that love is dependent on?

7. "Hippolytus": How was Hippolytus killed?

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

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

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

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