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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are the sailors aboard Acoetes' ship transformed into after their failed attempt to kidnap Bacchus?
(a) Dolphins.
(b) Sea urchins.
(c) Starfish.
(d) Mermen.

2. What is Minos searching for in Athens?
(a) A scholar to study with him.
(b) An ally to fight with him.
(c) An artist to create with him.
(d) A woman to marry him.

3. Why does Jason arrive at King Aetes' court?
(a) To claim righful ownership to the sword.
(b) To return the gold he stole.
(c) To marry Medea.
(d) To take back the golden fleece.

4. Who bursts into Perseus and Andromeda's wedding, causing a disturbance?
(a) Andromeda's fiance.
(b) Perseus' mother.
(c) Perseus' wife.
(d) Andromeda's brother.

5. What animal, when mated with a human, produces a Minotaur?
(a) A bull.
(b) A cariboo.
(c) A moose.
(d) A buffalo.

6. As punishment for harming a nymph, what is Dyrope slowly transformed into?
(a) A tree.
(b) A bear.
(c) A flower.
(d) A mountain.

7. In hearing of Mercury's affections for Herse, what goddess does Minerva transform herself into?
(a) Greed.
(b) Lust.
(c) Anger.
(d) Envy.

8. What object do Deucalian and Pyrrah throw to the earth, creating humans?
(a) Berries.
(b) Stones.
(c) Sticks.
(d) Leaves.

9. As Cadmus and his wife mourn Athamas and Ino, what animals are they turned into by their grief?
(a) Dolphins.
(b) Snakes.
(c) Goldfish.
(d) Toads.

10. What does Medea agree to do in exchange for marrying Jason?
(a) Kill her father so that Jason will not have to complete the tasks.
(b) Beg her father to rethink the tasks.
(c) Complete the tasks for Jason.
(d) Help him through magical tasks.

11. How does Hercules kill the beast that is attacking Deianara in the woods?
(a) He stabs it.
(b) He sets it on fire.
(c) He wrestles it.
(d) He drowns it.

12. Where do Cadmus and his wife live out the rest of their days after their transformation?
(a) In the woods.
(b) In the underworld.
(c) In their same home.
(d) In the clouds.

13. What type of bird are Pierus' daughters transformed into?
(a) Cardinals.
(b) Mockingbirds.
(c) Kingfishers.
(d) Magpies.

14. Where do the furies, including Tisiphone, live?
(a) In the water pods.
(b) In the underworld.
(c) In the tree branches.
(d) In the clouds.

15. What does Jupiter transform Io into in the attempts to quench his wife's suspicion?
(a) A rat.
(b) A cow.
(c) A swan.
(d) A flower.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of insect reoccurs in Minos' dreams of the tree?

2. Which of the following gods creates the four seasons for man?

3. During the competition, what does Arachne's portrait exemplify?

4. After visiting a man named Lycaon, what disastrous event does Jupiter create to wipe out humanity?

5. In response to Juno's actions against Tiresias, what gift does Jupiter give the old man?

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