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

2. Which of the following adjectives best describes the life of Philemon and Baucis?
(a) Arrogant.
(b) Dangerous.
(c) Deceptive.
(d) Poor.

3. After Tiresias is struck by a stick, what is changed about him?
(a) His speech.
(b) His gender.
(c) His height.
(d) His ability to love.

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

5. How many children does Niobe lose after she refuses to comply with the gods?
(a) Twenty-one.
(b) Fourteen.
(c) Seven.
(d) Three.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Juno become enraged with Athamas and Ino?

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

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

4. How are the sons of Callirhoe altered after Hercules' death?

5. After Castillo is reunited with her son, what does Jupiter transform the pair into?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How are the five families of Thebe formed?

3. How does Procne respond when she receives news of the way that Tereus is treating her sister, Philomena?

4. What significant events happen surrounding the birth of Hercules?

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

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

7. Who is Erysichthon and how is he punished for his actions against the nymph?

8. How does the competition between Minerva and Arachne progress?

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

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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