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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz 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

What is a chorus? How does Euripides use the chorus? Cite as many examples from the plays as you can in support of your position.

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?

What is the role of myth for the Ancient Greeks? How does this role play a part in each play?

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