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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After Minerva begins to beat her, how does Arachne commit suicide?
(a) She holds her breath until she dies.
(b) She hangs herself.
(c) She stabs herself through the heart.
(d) She drinks poison.

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

3. Who does Cupid's first arrow hit?
(a) Jupiter.
(b) Olympus.
(c) Apollo.
(d) Io.

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

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

6. What poisonous object does the beast give to Deianara right before it dies?
(a) A pair of shoes.
(b) A cloak.
(c) An apple.
(d) A crown.

7. On what animal does Medea practice her youth-building spell?
(a) Cows.
(b) Horses.
(c) Sheep.
(d) Goats.

8. In Ovid's version of the creation of the earth, what are the first two forces to be separated?
(a) Land from water.
(b) Humans from gods.
(c) Heavy air from light air.
(d) Light from dark.

9. How many years is Tereus married to Procne before he begins to see other women?
(a) Five years.
(b) Five months.
(c) Five hours.
(d) Five days.

10. Which of the following gods creates the four seasons for man?
(a) Saturn.
(b) Olympus.
(c) Jupiter.
(d) Apollo.

11. What animal propels Juno's chariot?
(a) Centaurs.
(b) Peacocks.
(c) Ravens.
(d) Winged horses.

12. What is the name of the nymph that first falls in love with Narcissus?
(a) Obsession.
(b) Self.
(c) Echo.
(d) Reflection.

13. Where does Salmacis grab Hermaphrodites, begging the gods to make them as one?
(a) In the clouds.
(b) In the pool.
(c) In the woods.
(d) In the bedroom.

14. With what weapon is Perseus threatened at his wedding?
(a) A sword.
(b) A spear.
(c) A slingshot.
(d) A gun.

15. When Medea first sees Jason, which of the following best describes her response?
(a) Confused.
(b) Lustful.
(c) Disgusted.
(d) Enraged.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following adjectives best describes the life of Philemon and Baucis?

2. How does Pyramus kill himself?

3. What is Minos searching for in Athens?

4. How many children does Niobe lose after she refuses to comply with the gods?

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

(see the answer keys)

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