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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What goddess does Medea invoke as she plans her revenge?
(a) Artemis.
(b) Hecate.
(c) Aphrodite.
(d) Hera.

2. What is Jason's reaction to the plan involving Medea?
(a) He is furious and stands up for his wife.
(b) He is ready to go along with it.
(c) He wants to come up with a better plan.
(d) He doesn't know what's being plotted.

3. How did Medea save Jason's life?
(a) She killed a traitor among his men that was plotting his death.
(b) She enabled him to get the Golden Fleece and escape alive.
(c) She convinced him to stop adventuring away from home.
(d) She discovered a leak aboard the Argo that could have drowned him.

4. What does Jason claim motivated him to leave Medea for the princess?
(a) It's the only way for him to advance socially.
(b) A desire to better support his family.
(c) He wants a prettier wife.
(d) He needs money to pay his debts.

5. 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) Their inability to see reason.
(d) Other women and children.

6. Why does Jason say Medea is lucky?
(a) Her husband is still willing to provide for her when she leaves.
(b) He thinks she should be executed for threatening the King.
(c) She has two children to take with her so she won't be lonely.
(d) She doesn't have to worry about how to provide for a family.

7. Why does Medea have no choice but to trust Jason?
(a) He can get her out of the country alive.
(b) A spell was placed on him that makes him tell the truth.
(c) She needs to provide for her children.
(d) He is the only person that speaks her language.

8. What attitude does Jason have towards Medea when he appears?
(a) Loving.
(b) Contemptuous.
(c) Angry.
(d) Concerned.

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

10. What reaction does the Nurse have to Medea's pain?
(a) She pities Medea.
(b) She sympathizes but wants Medea to stop crying.
(c) She thinks Medea is too emotional.
(d) She tells Medea it's her own fault.

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

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

13. Who does Medea curse when she hears the news about the plans for her and her children?
(a) Jason and his lover.
(b) Aegeus and Jason.
(c) Jason and her children.
(d) Creon and his daughter.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What word best describes Medea's emotional reaction to Creon?

3. Why does Medea first consent to leave her home and meet with the chorus?

4. Why does the author emphasize several times that Medea is a "stranger in a strange land"?

5. What did Medea persuade the king's daughters to do in order to let Jason leave with the Fleece?

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