Medea Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the chorus feel about Jason after hearing of the deaths?

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

3. How is Creon poisoned?

4. After the deaths of Creon and the princess, what happens to Medea's plan for her children?

5. What does the princess do after trying out her new gifts?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Medea's power as a sorceress is reinforced at several junctures throughout the play. Examine how her magical ability influences the believability and sympathetic qualities of the character.

Essay Topic 2

How does the author portray women throughout the play? Use at least three character examples (either onstage or discussed) and examine whether this portrayal matches the attitudes of ancient Greece or is a departure from social norms.

Essay Topic 3

Medea's decision to kill her children does not come easily, and she has a very intense monologue in which she debates her decision. Analyze the content of the monologue, and the justification for Medea's ultimate decision.

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