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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Hera bid to come see her from the sea after Jason and Medea leave Kirke's home?
2. What does Medea kiss as she leaves the palace to flee with Jason?
3. In the Plain of Kirke, what hangs from the elm and willow branches?
4. What does Medea say she will do after Jason finds success in his challenge and leaves her father's lands?
5. What gods does Aietes call to as Jason and the Argonauts flee from Aietes's land?
Short Essay Questions
1. What plan does Argos have to insure that Jason succeeds at Aietes's challenge?
2. Why does Medea decide to go to Jason and flee her father's lands?
3. What happens to ensure that the Argonauts know the path they are to take back to Hellas?
4. What precaution does Aietes give to Jason about the challenge?
5. What does Medea normally do during the day?
6. Why does the narrator ask the Muse to tell the story of Book Four?
7. After Jason completes Aietes's challenge, what does Aietes do?
8. What challenge does Aietes pose to Jason in exchange for the Golden Fleece?
9. What does Medea tell Jason will happen if he breaks his promise to her?
10. What does Medea ask of her maids in regard to her plan to help Jason?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Sacrifice is another major theme in the story of Jason and the golden fleece. Find at least three examples where a sacrifice was made, explain why the sacrifice was important, and the outcome of the sacrifice. (Sacrifice here is speaking to personal sacrifice, not a sacrifice made to the gods.)
Essay Topic 2
Many of the characters in the story are ruled by jealousy and selfishness. Choose two characters from the text and discuss the consequences of their jealousy and selfishness.
Essay Topic 3
What do you learn about the importance of promises in the text? Choose three promises that are made. Describe why the promise is made, under what circumstances the promise is made, what happens regarding the promise, and the after effects that the promise has.
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