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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What function does the chorus's ode serve after the fight between Medea and Creon?
(a) It gives the audience a breather from the intensity of the scene.
(b) It offers more exposition to explain what is happening.
(c) It illuminates the subtext behind the relationship between the two.
(d) It gives time for a scene change.

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

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

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

8. 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 killed.
(d) They will be allowed to stay for the festival.

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

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

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

12. What prevents Creon from helping Medea or seeing her point of view?
(a) His beliefs about women and their role in society.
(b) His strong friendship with Jason.
(c) His desire to rid his kingdom of a foreign menace.
(d) His love for his daughter and desire to see her happy.

13. What is the name of Jason's ship?
(a) The Argo.
(b) The Nautilus.
(c) The Labyrinth.
(d) The Golden Fleece.

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

15. Why does Medea say Creon's mercy was foolish?
(a) Showing mercy is a sign of weakness.
(b) One day is enough time to exact her revenge.
(c) It gives her enough time to break up Jason and his new wife.
(d) One day isn't enough time for her to take care of her children.

Short Answer Questions

1. What characters interrupt the Nurse's monologue?

2. Why does the Nurse send the children inside after hearing the Tutor's news?

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

4. To whom does the Nurse say Medea cries for comfort?

5. Why does Jason say Medea is lucky?

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