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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Aegeus swear an oath to Medea?
(a) To prove he is trustworthy.
(b) So she will heal his wife.
(c) To keep her from poisoning his family.
(d) So she can call on him for assistance in the future.

2. Why is Medea really crying when she sees her children with Jason?
(a) Probably because she will miss them when she leaves them in Corinth.
(b) Probably because she is so angry but can't show it.
(c) Probably because she imagines Jason's future family life and is grieving the loss of her own.
(d) Probably because she knows she will kill them all soon.

3. The chorus invokes what gods to stop Medea from harming her children?
(a) The gods of the earth and sun.
(b) The gods of mercy and justice.
(c) The gods of vengeance and peace.
(d) The gods of motherhood and travelers.

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

5. 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 is grieving that she will soon leave them behind.
(c) She misses having her whole family together.
(d) She can see their father in their faces.

6. How long does it take the poison to start working?
(a) The poison doesn't work.
(b) It is almost immediate.
(c) Less than an hour.
(d) A few hours.

7. How does Medea convince Jason to give her gifts to his new wife?
(a) She says the gifts are a symbol of her goodwill and refusing would insult her.
(b) She says it will help convince the princess to let the children stay.
(c) She claims she can't let go of Jason until she passes the items along.
(d) She says it's the only way to keep her from attending the wedding.

8. What does the poison do to the princess's body?
(a) Causes boils to appear on her skin.
(b) Makes her contort in pain.
(c) Nothing other than making her fall asleep.
(d) Causes her flesh to fall off her bones.

9. Why is Medea so happy when Aegeus leaves?
(a) She is secretly in love with him.
(b) He promised not to tell her plans to Creon.
(c) Now she can carry out her revenge.
(d) She feels better after speaking with a friend.

10. After the deaths of Creon and the princess, what happens to Medea's plan for her children?
(a) She becomes even more resolved to carry it out.
(b) She decides Jason has suffered enough and will let her children live.
(c) It is stalled because Jason returns to stop her.
(d) It unravels because she is immediately captured by soldiers.

11. Who returns with the children after they go with Jason to plead their case?
(a) Jason.
(b) Creon.
(c) The Tutor.
(d) The Nurse.

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

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

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

15. What does Jason agree to ask Creon on Medea's behalf?
(a) For money to compensate her for her loss.
(b) For extra time before the exile starts.
(c) To be allowed to attend the wedding.
(d) For the children to be allowed to stay.

Short Answer Questions

1. What character does the chorus have the most pity for?

2. Is Medea always firmly resolved that she should kill her children?

3. What occupies the majority of Part 6?

4. What wins the princess over to being willing to help Jason's children?

5. How fast do the deaths happen?

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