Metamorphoses Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 8: Perdix | Book 8: Meleager and the Calydonian Boar | Book 8: Althaea and Meleager | Book 8: Achelous and the Nymphs.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of bird does Scylla's father transform into after his death?
(a) A penguin.
(b) A swan.
(c) A hawk.
(d) A flamingo.

2. During the competition, what does Minerva's portrait exemplify?
(a) The dangers of the underworld.
(b) The glory of the Olympian gods.
(c) The violence of the Olympian gods.
(d) The beauty of the Athens landscape.

3. During the competition, what does Arachne's portrait exemplify?
(a) The dangers of the underworld.
(b) The violence of the Olympian gods.
(c) The beauty of the Athens landscape.
(d) The glory of the Olympian gods.

4. Who does Pronce kill in order to get back at her husband, Tereus?
(a) Tereus' son.
(b) Tereus' father.
(c) Tereus.
(d) Tereus' mother.

5. With what type of material are Icarus' wings fashioned?
(a) Gold.
(b) Sand.
(c) Lead.
(d) Wax.

Short Answer Questions

1. With what weapon is Perseus threatened at his wedding?

2. At the opening of the novel, who or what does Ovid evoke to inspire his writing?

3. What power does Medusa's head hold?

4. When Meleager's mother is faced with the prospect of choosing sides between her son and brothers, who does she decide to kill?

5. Where does Salmacis grab Hermaphrodites, begging the gods to make them as one?

(see the answer key)

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