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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": What does Heracles seek from Admetus when he arrives at the house?

2. "Ion": How many races will Ion's descendants span according to the goddess?

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

4. "Alcestis": What does Admetus's wife make him promise not to do after she dies?

5. "Andromache": Which god does Andromache blame for her current troubles?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. "Medea": Describe Medea.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topic 3

What is the difference between Greeks and barbarians? Why is this difference important in the plays? Give at least three examples in support of your answer.

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