10 Plays Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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": Whom was Hermione supposed to marry?

2. "Hippolytus": What is Artemis the goddess of?

3. "Alcestis": What is Heracles on his way to tame, when he stops at Admetus's house?

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

5. "Ion": Which god is Xuthus's father, Aeolus, the son of?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. "Andromache": When Menelaus betrays Andromache when she leaves the shrine, what does she do?

4. "Alcestis": What is Pheres' claim about why he did not want to die?

5. "Ion": Why do Xuthus and Creusa travel to Delphi?

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

7. "Medea": What does Aegeus swear to Medea that he will do?

8. "Andromache": Why does Andromache bemoan Apollo's actions?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

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

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

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