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": Where is Orestes from?

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

3. "Alcestis": What does Admetus heap on Pheres before he leaves the funeral?

4. "Ion": At the beginning of the play, what action of Apollo's does Hermes describe?

5. "Andromache": Of whom is Andromache a widow?

Short Essay Questions

1. "Medea": Describe Medea.

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

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

4. "Hippolytus": What tactic does Aphrodite use to begin her plot of revenge?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

For the Ancient Greeks, is there a difference between love and lust? What evidence is presented in the plays to support your position?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the role of family in at least three plays.

Essay Topic 3

What are three types of irony and how does Euripides use them in his plays? Give at least one example for each type of irony.

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