Review Quiz #3 for Chapter 17

Review Quiz #3 for Chapter 17



1. The play juxtaposes the way gender influences rhetoric by... a. having Jason whine and Medea physically abuse him
b. having all the men demand silence of the women and the women demanding silence of the men
c. having Jason accuse Medea of being verbally aggressive and having Medea accuse Jason of empty words
d. having Medea use chanting spells to capture Jason's love and having Jason use a magic sword to break her spell
e. having the chorus speak of men's ability to reason and women's lack of rational behavior



2. Unconventionally for Greek tragedy, the murder Medea commits (of her children) a. occurs at dawn
b. is described in gory, explicit detail
c. is performed with the chorus' help
d. is in slow motion
e. is ordered by the Goddess Hecate



3. Euripides creates a multifaceted, even contradictory character for Medea -- which of following dichotomies is not represented in the play? a. mother/child-killer
b. mortal/goddess
c. dragon/woman
d. normal woman/witch
e. masculine/feminine



4. The text asserts that the most rational voices are those of... a. the Gods and Goddesses
b. the Heroes
c. the common people
d. the politicians
e. Medea and her children



5. An example given of unfocused rage in the Heroic tradition is... a. the God Zeus giving Pandora to man
b. Hercules killing his mother
c. Aias killing cattle and horses
d. Achilles killing himself
e. Medea killing Jas on



6. In a statement on violent, excessive and vindictive violence, the nurse is commenting on... a. the self-indulgent upper-classes
b. politicians
c. men
d. irrational women
e. the Gods and Goddesses



7. The chorus repeatedly advises... a. love one another
b. save the family
c. moderation
d. courage
e. risk-taking



8. The term "displaced persons" refers to... a. upper-class people who own no land
b. Jason and Medea
c. important people
d. people who behave as if they have power, but don't
e. all of the above



9. One of the differences comparing this play, to other ancient plays is that the Heroes are... a. not engaged in epic battles
b. are engaged in domestic disputes over money
c. are not doing extraordinary feats of courage and skill
d. portrayed as anachronisms
e. all of the above



10. In the play, it is predicted that Jason will die by... a. trying to defeat the Athenians
b. trying to save a fallen comrade
c. trying to abduct Cerebus
d. falling asleep under an elm
e. being hit on the head by a beam as he sleeps under the prow of his boat

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