Medea Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After the chorus first arrives, what prayer does Medea send to the gods?
(a) That she be killed soon to relieve her pain.
(b) That she be allowed to see Jason's life destroyed.
(c) That the woman Jason is leaving her for be punished.
(d) That she forget her love so she can go on.

2. What does the chorus comment that they can hear in Medea's cries?
(a) Pain.
(b) Venom.
(c) Anger.
(d) Hatred.

3. What reaction does the Nurse have to Medea's pain?
(a) She pities Medea.
(b) She sympathizes but wants Medea to stop crying.
(c) She tells Medea it's her own fault.
(d) She thinks Medea is too emotional.

4. Who does Medea curse when she hears the news about the plans for her and her children?
(a) Jason and her children.
(b) Aegeus and Jason.
(c) Creon and his daughter.
(d) Jason and his lover.

5. What characters interrupt the Nurse's monologue?
(a) The Tutor and children.
(b) Aegeus and Creon.
(c) Creon and his daughter.
(d) Jason and his lover.

Short Answer Questions

1. What plans are made regarding Medea in order to facilitate the wedding?

2. What was Jason's mission when he and Medea met?

3. Why does the Nurse think Medea will refuse to exit her home?

4. What does the chorus tell Medea about men?

5. What is the purpose of the first section of the play?

(see the answer key)

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