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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Medea plan to kill the princess?
2. Which women do the chorus believe are the luckiest?
3. What does the princess do after trying out her new gifts?
4. How fast do the deaths happen?
5. How does Medea appear to Aegeus?
Essay Topic 1
Discuss at least two methods of delivering exposition throughout the play, and argue for which method is the most efficient and best connects with the audience.
Essay Topic 2
Medea has been a reviled character as long as the myth has been known, and yet Euripides clearly attempts to make the character sympathetic. Discuss the various methods the author uses to elicit audience sympathy for Medea, using specific details and examples from the text.
Essay Topic 3
The chorus plays an integral role within "Medea" and many classic Greek plays. Discuss this role, considering the following: What was the primary function of the chorus; how were the lines of the chorus delivered, and why was that delivery used; what is the interaction between the audience and the chorus?
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