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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What group of women might identify with Hera?
(a) Women who constantly live in the shadow of their powerful husband.
(b) Women who are also infertile.
(c) Women who have experienced sexual jealousy.
(d) Women who are unable to assert themselves.
2. What item did Eris throw into the middle of the party?
(a) A pomegranate.
(b) A rose.
(c) A bracelet.
(d) An apple.
3. Hera is the first of a group of goddesses described as what?
4. Who was the mortal man selected to settle the dispute among the goddesses?
(d) Marcus Aurelius.
5. Why did Hera get married?
(a) Hera resisted her husband's amorous advances until he agreed to be her husband.
(b) Hera's father forced her to marry her husband.
(c) Hera and her husband had to get married to preserve the purity of the Olympian bloodline.
(d) Hera's husband kidnapped her and forced her into marrying him.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the central factor of a Hera woman's life?
2. Why does the author differentiate between heroines and non-heroines?
3. The woman used as an example in Book 2, Chapter 11, had what sort of relationships with men?
4. According to the author, what group of women would be associated with the goddesses in Book 2, Chapter 7?
5. What was Persephone's stipulation for her agreement?
Short Essay Questions
1. How was Demeter different from the other goddesses?
2. What are some of the characteristics of a Hera woman?
3. How does the author use a fiction novel as an example to illustrate her concept of the heroine?
4. What is Hera's position in the Olympian family of gods?
5. What were Aphrodite's most important relationships?
6. What recommendations does the author make for avoiding and overcoming depression?
7. How do women often react to the story of Hera?
8. What is most important for Demeter women?
9. What is the "circle of fear"?
10. What happened to the goddess Eris?
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