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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What word best describes Medea's emotional reaction to Creon?
(a) Anger.
(b) Glee.
(c) Contempt.
(d) Apathy.

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

3. What country is the myth of Medea from?
(a) Carthage.
(b) Greece.
(c) Turkey.
(d) Sparta.

4. How does Medea think women generally feel?
(a) Fearful and vengeful.
(b) Happy and maternal.
(c) Fearful and defenseless.
(d) Comforted and happy.

5. What does the chorus, after hearing Medea's plans, say about relations between men and women?
(a) That women are frequently wronged by men.
(b) That men look out for women as best they can.
(c) That women should stop expecting more than is realistic from men.
(d) That men should be careful of the wrath of women.

6. Why does Medea first consent to leave her home and meet with the chorus?
(a) She needs friends to comfort her and help her plan for the future.
(b) She is afraid if she stays inside any longer she will go mad.
(c) It's important to foreigners to keep up good relations with the locals.
(d) She wants to find out if they have information about where to find Jason.

7. What is the Nurse's reaction when she learns what Jason thinks about the plan involving Medea?
(a) She is upset for Medea.
(b) She is surprised.
(c) She is enraged.
(d) She doesn't really care.

8. Why does the author emphasize several times that Medea is a "stranger in a strange land"?
(a) It makes her character more sympathetic.
(b) It makes it easier to see why she doesn't have many friends.
(c) It reveals that Jason probably left her due to cultural differences.
(d) It shows that she might not understand that murder is illegal.

9. How does Medea plan to exact her revenge?
(a) Knife.
(b) Poison.
(c) Acid trap.
(d) Hired assassin.

10. What does the Nurse fear at the beginning of the play?
(a) Medea will take violent revenge.
(b) Jason will kill Medea for being too contrary.
(c) The children will be upset when they see their parents fighting.
(d) She will lose her job in the divorce.

11. What does Jason say he has done on Medea's behalf?
(a) Tried to intercede with Creon.
(b) Encouraged the neighbors to befriend her.
(c) Convinced his new wife Medea is harmless.
(d) Taken her from a barbaric land.

12. Why does Medea claim she is refusing Jason's money?
(a) She can provide adequately for herself.
(b) Money gained from a bad man is no good.
(c) He doesn't have enough to give her.
(d) She can get money from her family instead.

13. What does Jason offer Medea towards the end of their argument?
(a) An opportunity to stay in the city.
(b) Money to support herself and the children.
(c) Nothing.
(d) A golden ring to sell for money.

14. Why does Jason say dealing with Medea is hopeless?
(a) He loves her too much to hurt her.
(b) He can't understand her through her thick accent.
(c) She is too stubborn and outspoken.
(d) She won't ever tell him what she really thinks.

15. Whom does Jason intend to marry?
(a) Hecate.
(b) Aegeus's sister.
(c) Medea's cousin.
(d) Creon's daughter.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the Nurse feel is best for people?

2. What will happen if Medea and her children are in Corinth at sunrise in two days?

3. What does the chorus express about Medea's anger toward Jason?

4. What has Creon's experience been with showing mercy?

5. Why does Medea believe Jason looked for another woman?

(see the answer keys)

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