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

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

3. "Alcestis": Pheres says that no man wishes to die. What does he suggest is better?

4. "Medea": Of what besides deceit does Medea accuse Jason?

5. "Ion": Whose idea is it to have Ion adopted by Xuthus?

Short Essay Questions

1. "Alcestis": What does the handmaiden think of Alcestis?

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

3. "Ion": What happens to Creusa before the play begins?

4. "Medea": Describe Medea.

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

6. "Hippolytus": How was Hippolytus killed?

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

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

9. "Alcestis": Why does Alcestis claim she is dying for her husband?

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

Why does Euripides mix tragedy and comedy in his plays? Support your answer with evidence from the plays.

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