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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Medea plan to kill the princess?
(a) Slipping ground glass into her meal.
(b) A poisoned dress and crown.
(c) Attacking her after the ceremony.
(d) Poisoned wine during the banquet.
2. What does Jason tell his children when he sees them?
(a) That they will have a new mother soon.
(b) He is making plans for their care.
(c) To mind their Nurse and mother.
(d) He will miss them when they leave forever.
3. Who tells Medea about Creon and his daughter?
(b) The Nurse.
(c) The Tutor.
(d) A messenger.
4. The chorus invokes what gods to stop Medea from harming her children?
(a) The gods of the earth and sun.
(b) The gods of vengeance and peace.
(c) The gods of motherhood and travelers.
(d) The gods of mercy and justice.
5. How does Medea convince Jason to give her gifts to his new wife?
(a) She says it's the only way to keep her from attending the wedding.
(b) She claims she can't let go of Jason until she passes the items along.
(c) She says it will help convince the princess to let the children stay.
(d) She says the gifts are a symbol of her goodwill and refusing would insult her.
6. Where does the princess start bleeding from?
(a) Her head.
(b) Her feet.
(d) Her hands.
7. After the deaths of Creon and the princess, what happens to Medea's plan for her children?
(a) It unravels because she is immediately captured by soldiers.
(b) It is stalled because Jason returns to stop her.
(c) She decides Jason has suffered enough and will let her children live.
(d) She becomes even more resolved to carry it out.
8. Is Medea always firmly resolved that she should kill her children?
(a) Yes, she has always hated being a mother.
(b) Yes, she knows it's the only way to hurt Jason.
(c) No, she is afraid that she won't be able to do it.
(d) No, she wavers back and forth over what she should do.
9. What justification does Medea give for being upset when her children return from seeing their father?
(a) She can see their father in their faces.
(b) She is grieving that she will soon leave them behind.
(c) She is so happy that she weeps.
(d) She misses having her whole family together.
10. How does Jason react now that he thinks he's getting his way?
(a) He invites Medea to come to the feast.
(b) He is very accommodating to Medea's feelings.
(c) He dances with his children to teach them what to do at the wedding.
(d) He is suspicious of Medea's motives.
11. What does Aegeus know when he swears the oath to Medea?
(a) That Medea is angry and might harm herself.
(b) Everything about her plans to kill Jason and his bride.
(c) Only that she is being exiled, not her plans for revenge.
(d) A little bit about her plans but not enough to incriminate himself.
12. How long should it take the princess to die?
(a) About two or three days.
(b) It depends on how much poison she ingests.
(c) Several weeks of illness so it can't be traced.
(d) She should die as soon as she comes into contact with the poison.
13. Why is Aegeus near Medea's house?
(a) Jason asked him to stop by and talk to Medea.
(b) He heard Medea had threatened the king.
(c) He came to cheer Medea up.
(d) He's on his way to see another friend.
14. What character does the chorus have the most pity for?
(d) The princess.
15. How does the chorus feel about Jason after hearing of the deaths?
(a) That he may not recover from his grief.
(b) That he will need comfort from friends.
(c) That he deserves the pain.
(d) That he should have seen through Medea.
Short Answer Questions
1. Whom else does Medea decide to kill after Aegeus leaves?
2. What does Jason agree to ask Creon on Medea's behalf?
3. Who is Aegeus?
4. Why is Medea advised to flee Corinth?
5. How does Medea appear to Aegeus?
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