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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who did the Tutor overhear making plans?
(a) Aegeus.
(b) Jason.
(c) Creon.
(d) Medea.

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

4. Why does Medea think Jason is a coward?
(a) He wasn't willing to stand up for Medea with the other Greeks.
(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) She was the only reason he got the Golden Fleece.

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

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

7. What does Creon, despite his actions, believe compassion leads to?
(a) Revenge.
(b) Popularity.
(c) Happiness.
(d) Suffering.

8. What does the Nurse feel is best for people?
(a) Expressing feelings openly and without reserve.
(b) Getting anger out so it doesn't fester.
(c) Moderation in all things.
(d) Open and honest communication.

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

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

11. What bargain does Medea strike with Creon?
(a) That she can stay one more day.
(b) That she doesn't have to leave for a year.
(c) That her children must leave but she can stay.
(d) That she can stay as a servant to Creon.

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

13. What has Jason said is his intent with regard to his children?
(a) He wants to send them away for military training.
(b) He wants them to be shipped back to Medea's homeland.
(c) He doesn't intend to help support them.
(d) He intends to move them in with him and his new wife.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why doesn't Creon trust Medea's reasons for allowing her to stay?

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

3. What does Jason claim motivated him to leave Medea for the princess?

4. What does Medea think about women who have been wronged by a lover?

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

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