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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is Medea glad to see Jason at first?
(a) She thinks she can convince him to come back to her.
(b) Because she needs his advice on where to go.
(c) She wants the opportunity to kill him face-to-face.
(d) So she can finally vent her anger in person.

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

3. What has Jason agreed to do while Medea and her children are in exile?
(a) Support them financially.
(b) Abstain from having more children.
(c) Send letters to Medea's relatives to see if they'll help her.
(d) Forget about them as if they never existed.

4. 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.

5. What character has the strongest position in Part 3?
(a) Medea.
(b) Jason.
(c) Creon.
(d) Aegeus.

6. What are the women of this play communally struggling against?
(a) The prejudices against women in ancient Greece.
(b) The balance between independence and homemaking.
(c) The ability to be a good mother while having to work.
(d) The desire to kill men for their betrayals.

7. Which character caused Medea's rage?
(a) Jason.
(b) Aegeus.
(c) Creon.
(d) The Nurse.

8. What does the chorus tell Medea about men?
(a) They betray women all the time.
(b) They are dangerous to love.
(c) They are never satisfied with just one woman.
(d) They tend to stray but always come back.

9. What theme, central to the play, does the chorus frequently reiterate?
(a) That women cannot be trusted.
(b) That marriages are doomed to fail.
(c) That children are weapons against a mother.
(d) That men always betray women.

10. 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 women should stop expecting more than is realistic from men.
(c) That men should be careful of the wrath of women.
(d) That men look out for women as best they can.

11. What choice does Jason claim Medea will regret in the future?
(a) Staying in a kingdom nearby.
(b) Threatening the King.
(c) Refusing his money.
(d) Arranging to go back to her homeland.

12. Why does Jason claim Medea should think his plan is good?
(a) It will free her up to pursue love elsewhere.
(b) She would like it if love weren't a factor.
(c) It will provide funds for her and her children.
(d) She will be able to travel like she always wanted.

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

14. What will happen if Medea and her children are in Corinth at sunrise in two days?
(a) Jason will have to claim them as his family.
(b) They will be forcibly banished.
(c) They will be allowed to stay for the festival.
(d) They will be killed.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Jason say he has done on Medea's behalf?

3. Who does Medea curse when she hears the news about the plans for her and her children?

4. Why does Medea say Creon's mercy was foolish?

5. What does Medea say about the value of being clever?

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