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. What does Medea give Jason for his bride?

2. Why is Aegeus near Medea's house?

3. How long should it take the princess to die?

4. How is Creon poisoned?

5. Why does Medea think she might not be able to trust Aegeus?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

How does the author use the structure of the play to his benefit by using the audience's imagination when dealing with horrific acts? Argue for or against this structure as effective, drawing on details from the text and the research you have done over the course of the play's analysis into classical Greek plays.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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