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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What would the chorus like Medea to do when they first arrive?
(a) Find a way to revenge herself against her husband.
(b) Stop crying and tend her children.
(c) Go back to her homeland and leave her children behind.
(d) Come out so they can comfort her.

2. What was Jason's mission when he and Medea met?
(a) To find a beautiful wife.
(b) To find glory and live forever in legend.
(c) To negotiate peace with Thebes.
(d) To capture the Golden Fleece.

3. Why does Medea think Jason is a coward?
(a) He should have talked to her before going to another woman.
(b) He is too afraid of Creon to speak up for Medea.
(c) She was the only reason he got the Golden Fleece.
(d) He wasn't willing to stand up for Medea with the other Greeks.

4. What prevents Medea from returning to her homeland?
(a) There is no ship that will go there.
(b) She is forbidden from returning by Creon.
(c) Her pride.
(d) She is a criminal there.

5. What makes Creon sympathetic as a character?
(a) His desire to rule his people fairly.
(b) His love for his daughter.
(c) His being victimized for something he didn't do.
(d) His struggle to be compassionate.

6. What does Jason think influences women's judgment?
(a) The sun, the moon, and the tides of the sea.
(b) The warmth and intimacy of love..
(c) Other women and children.
(d) Their inability to see reason.

7. What does the chorus express about Medea's anger toward Jason?
(a) That he isn't worth it.
(b) That it won't accomplish anything.
(c) That it will give her the strength to survive.
(d) That it's perfectly appropriate.

8. What two characters are getting divorced?
(a) Aegeus and Medea.
(b) Medea and Creon.
(c) Jason and Hecate.
(d) Jason and Medea.

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

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

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

12. 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 enraged.
(c) She is surprised.
(d) She doesn't really care.

13. What does the chorus do when they learn of Medea's plans for revenge?
(a) Protest that she is out of her mind.
(b) Argue with Medea about her plans.
(c) Promise to keep them secret.
(d) Send someone to warn the King.

14. Who does Medea plan to take revenge against?
(a) Her children, Creon and Aegeus.
(b) Jason, his new wife, and Creon.
(c) Jason, the Nurse, and the Tutor.
(d) The Nurse, Jason, and the chorus.

15. Why does Medea feel immigrant women need to work particularly hard?
(a) They don't have the same rights as citizens.
(b) They don't know the language and have to overcome the barrier.
(c) They are looked down on as second-class citizens.
(d) They are never fully welcome or at home.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the women of this play communally struggling against?

2. What stands in the way of Medea enacting her plans immediately?

3. Who did the Tutor overhear making plans?

4. According to the chorus, what does excessive love bring?

5. Who orders Medea to leave with her children?

(see the answer keys)

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