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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. "Andromache": Where does the goddess tell Peleus to bury Neoptolemos?

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

3. Whom is Death arguing with at the beginning of the play "Alcestis"?

4. "Alcestis": Who agrees to die in place of Admetus?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. "Alcestis": What labor is Heracles on his way to perform?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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 a chorus? How does Euripides use the chorus? Cite as many examples from the plays as you can in support of your position.

Essay Topic 3

How do the emotions of anger, greed, and resentment motivate the characters in Euripides' plays? Give at least two examples of each emotion as motivation from different plays.

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