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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": Of what place is Menelaus king?

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

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

4. "Hippolytus": Hippolytus's father is in exile to pay penance for a crime committed where?

5. "Hippolytus": What about her desire is causing Phaedra not to eat?

Short Essay Questions

1. "Ion": How does Ion respond when Creusa says that the gods may be to blame for their troubles?

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

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

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

5. "Medea": Why does Medea think that Jason will eventually pay for his actions?

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

7. "Medea": Describe Medea.

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

9. "Medea": In what case are women deadly according to Medea?

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

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

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

Essay Topic 3

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

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