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

2. Why do Pyramus and Thisbe decide to run away from their families?
(a) Because their fathers are both murderers.
(b) Because Thisbe is dying and Pyramus is the only one that can save her.
(c) Because their fathers do not approve of their relationship.
(d) Because Pyramus is rich and Thisbe is poor.

3. What is unique about Argus' face?
(a) He has many ears.
(b) He has many teeth.
(c) He has many tongues.
(d) He has many eyes.

4. Why does Juno become enraged with Athamas and Ino?
(a) For blaspheming her name.
(b) For killing a water nymph.
(c) For being good parents.
(d) For stealing crops from the poor.

5. After visiting a man named Lycaon, what disastrous event does Jupiter create to wipe out humanity?
(a) A tornado.
(b) A flood.
(c) A fire.
(d) A monsoon.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Over what does Achelous find himself in a fight with Hercules?

3. What does Jason ask Medea to give his ailing father?

4. What type of tree does Jupiter change Daphne into in order to protect her?

5. In hearing of Mercury's affections for Herse, what goddess does Minerva transform herself into?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is a Minotaur, and what is Minos' reaction to it?

2. Why is the beautiful princess transformed into a Crow?

3. How does Perseus come to marry Andromeda?

4. According to Ovid, how is the earth created?

5. How does Minerva respond to Arachne's portrait of the gods?

6. How is Hercules killed?

7. What is the result of Phaeton's visit to the Sun?

8. How does Io come to be pregnant with Erasmus?

9. What is Narcissus' reaction to Echo's advances, and how does she respond?

10. What is the response to the three sisters who sit around gossiping and telling impious stories?

(see the answer keys)

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