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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) She will be able to travel like she always wanted.
(d) It will provide funds for her and her children.

2. Why does Medea believe Jason looked for another woman?
(a) He is embarrassed by Medea.
(b) They are no longer intimate.
(c) He wants to marry into money.
(d) He isn't able to have more children with Medea.

3. 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 men should be careful of the wrath of women.
(d) That women should stop expecting more than is realistic from men.

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

5. Why does Medea promise she won't hurt Creon?
(a) He is too powerful and if she tried she would surely fail.
(b) She is afraid of him and his soldiers.
(c) He has been a friend to her and she wouldn't betray his trust.
(d) He is only a father giving away his daughter to a good man.

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

7. Who appears to check on Medea after hearing her cries?
(a) Medea's children.
(b) Aegeus.
(c) The chorus.
(d) Jason.

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

9. 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 allowed to stay for the festival.
(c) They will be forcibly banished.
(d) They will be killed.

10. After the chorus first arrives, what prayer does Medea send to the gods?
(a) That she forget her love so she can go on.
(b) That she be allowed to see Jason's life destroyed.
(c) That the woman Jason is leaving her for be punished.
(d) That she be killed soon to relieve her pain.

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

12. 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 won't ever tell him what she really thinks.
(d) She is too stubborn and outspoken.

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

14. Why would Medea like the gods to place a mark on men?
(a) To prevent them from telling lies.
(b) To denote their status as lower than women.
(c) To remind women none is trustworthy.
(d) To distinguish those that can be trusted from those that can't.

15. According to the chorus, what does excessive love bring?
(a) Dangerous passion and foolishness.
(b) Either great happiness or great despair.
(c) Pain for everyone involved.
(d) Destruction of reason.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Medea plan to exact her revenge?

2. What does the chorus do when they learn of Medea's plans for revenge?

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

4. What has Jason said is his intent with regard to his children?

5. What does Jason offer Medea towards the end of their argument?

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