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

2. "Alcestis": Who is confused by Admetus's behavior towards Heracles?

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

4. "Medea": What reason does Medea give Creon for staying one more day?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. "Andromache": When Menelaus refuses to give Andromache up, what does Peleus say?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Does Euripides believe roles in society are established by convention or by nature? What are three examples from plays that support your answer?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Based on the plays, do the Ancient Greeks think they can defy the gods or do the Gods rule them? Give at least three examples in support of your position.

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