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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. From whom were Medea's wedding gifts supposedly procured?
(a) Aphrodite.
(b) An Asian queen.
(c) They are family heirlooms.
(d) The sun god.

2. Who decides on the oath Aegeus swears?
(a) Medea.
(b) Aegeus.
(c) The oracle.
(d) Creon.

3. What happens when Medea puts her children's hands in Jason's?
(a) Jason doesn't want to hold their hands.
(b) They stain Jason's hands with the ink from their lessons.
(c) She begins crying.
(d) She tells them to go with him forever.

4. Why is Aegeus near Medea's house?
(a) He's on his way to see another friend.
(b) He came to cheer Medea up.
(c) He heard Medea had threatened the king.
(d) Jason asked him to stop by and talk to Medea.

5. How does Jason react now that he thinks he's getting his way?
(a) He is very accommodating to Medea's feelings.
(b) He dances with his children to teach them what to do at the wedding.
(c) He invites Medea to come to the feast.
(d) He is suspicious of Medea's motives.

6. What wins the princess over to being willing to help Jason's children?
(a) Her love for Jason.
(b) Creon's advice.
(c) Her gifts from Medea.
(d) Jason's compelling argument.

7. What occupies the majority of Part 6?
(a) Medea's goodbye to her family.
(b) The story about Medea's revenge.
(c) Medea killing her children.
(d) The chorus encouraging Medea to flea before she is caught.

8. What does Jason tell his children when he sees them?
(a) To mind their Nurse and mother.
(b) He is making plans for their care.
(c) He will miss them when they leave forever.
(d) That they will have a new mother soon.

9. Which women do the chorus believe are the luckiest?
(a) Those without husbands.
(b) Those without children.
(c) Those pledged to remain chaste.
(d) Those with children.

10. Why does Medea say Jason should forgive her?
(a) She was being a fool but sees better now.
(b) She is unable to control her emotions under duress.
(c) He is the father of her children.
(d) She can harm him and his new wife if he doesn't.

11. What might motivate the kings to come after Medea even if she's under Aegeus' protection?
(a) Jealousy over her beauty and resources being used by Aegeus.
(b) A desire to claim her sorcery for their own uses.
(c) Hatred for all foreigners.
(d) To get revenge against her for killing Jason and the princess.

12. What prophecy does the Messenger offer?
(a) Medea will find a better life with Aegeus.
(b) Medea will not be able to finish her revenge.
(c) Medea will be hunted to the ends of the earth.
(d) Medea has brought herself nothing but sorrow.

13. What does Medea say is the only thing stronger than her sorrow?
(a) Her magic.
(b) Her resolve.
(c) Her love.
(d) Her fury.

14. What does Medea promise Jason she will do after she sees him the second time?
(a) Go into exile as ordered.
(b) Beg Creon for forgiveness.
(c) Make a bouquet of flowers for his new wife.
(d) Take her children with her when she leaves.

15. What justification does Medea give for being upset when her children return from seeing their father?
(a) She is so happy that she weeps.
(b) She misses having her whole family together.
(c) She can see their father in their faces.
(d) She is grieving that she will soon leave them behind.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Medea advised to flee Corinth?

2. What does Medea have to do in order to stay with Aegeus?

3. How does Medea appear to Aegeus?

4. What does the chorus think about Jason and Medea's futures once her plans are carried out?

5. What does Medea want to know about the deaths she caused?

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