Medea Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the first character to appear in the play?
(a) Jason.
(b) Creon.
(c) The Nurse.
(d) Medea.

2. Who explains why Medea is crying to the chorus?
(a) The Tutor.
(b) Medea.
(c) The Nurse.
(d) The boys.

3. To whom does the Nurse say Medea cries for comfort?
(a) The servants.
(b) Creon.
(c) Her children.
(d) The gods.

4. What is the purpose of the first section of the play?
(a) To offer background information.
(b) To introduce every character in the play.
(c) To make the audience laugh before the tragedy begins.
(d) To apologize for any parts the audience may not like.

5. Why is Medea being banished?
(a) Jason's new wife doesn't like having her around.
(b) Creon is afraid of her and what she'll do.
(c) Creon doesn't like her because she's a foreigner.
(d) She has had an affair and that is the punishment.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In the time the play was written, what would the audience have typically known before coming to the theater?

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

4. Medea longs to go to what place that she's forbidden to visit?

5. What does Medea think about the way women are treated by men in Greece?

(see the answer key)

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