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

2. "Hippolytus": What does Hippolytus give to Artemis's statue?

3. "Ion": Who tries to get Creusa to kill Xuthus and Ion?

4. "Medea": What does Medea need to find before she carries out her plans for Jason?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. "Hippolytus": How was Hippolytus killed?

2. "Hippolytus": Why does Phaedra think it is better to commit suicide than to do wrong?

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

4. "Ion": Why do Xuthus and Creusa travel to Delphi?

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

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

7. "Medea": Describe Medea.

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is a Deus ex Machina? How does Euripides use it?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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

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