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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Hippolytus": What is Aphrodite goddess of?

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

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

4. "Hippolytus": With whom does Aphrodite make Phaedra fall in love?

5. "Ion": After Hermes' introduction, where does the play start?

Short Essay Questions

1. "Trojan Women": Why is Hecuba upset about Agamemnon taking Cassandra?

2. "Electra": Why has the peasant not slept with Electra?

3. "Trojan Women": Why is Hecuba enraged about being Odysseus's slave?

4. "Andromache": Who is Andromache?

5. "Trojan Women": What does Hecuba tell Menelaus?

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

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

8. "The Bacchants": Why has Pentheus jailed several of the bacchants?

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

10. "The Bacchants": What does Agave do after killing Pentheus?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What do the Ancient Greeks think of the role of women? What are at least three examples that support your conclusions?

Essay Topic 2

What is the difference between Greeks and barbarians? Why is this difference important in the plays? Give at least three examples in support of your answer.

Essay Topic 3

What is the definition of a stranger, as described in the plays? What is the importance of a stranger? What evidence from the plays can you cite in support of your position?

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