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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 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.

2. What does Phaeton request from his father to prove the validity of their relationship?
(a) To light his sky.
(b) To hold his lightning rod.
(c) To flower his earth.
(d) To ride in his chariot.

3. What is Pronce's relationship to Philomena?
(a) They are cousins.
(b) They are mother-daughter.
(c) They are best friends.
(d) They are sisters.

4. What object represents Meleager's life according to an old prophecy?
(a) A log.
(b) A snowflake.
(c) A leaf.
(d) A river tide.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many days does Hercules' mother claim to have been in labor when her son was born?

2. In Ovid's version of the creation of the earth, what are the first two forces to be separated?

3. What does Jupiter transform Io into in the attempts to quench his wife's suspicion?

4. Who does Pronce kill in order to get back at her husband, Tereus?

5. What animal, when mated with a human, produces a Minotaur?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are the five families of Thebe formed?

2. What happens after Juno enlists Tisiphone to help her extract her revenge on Athamas and Ino?

3. What happens when Jupiter goes to visit Lycaon?

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

5. Who do Cupid's first two arrows shoot, and what is the outcome?

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

7. How does Europa come to be missing?

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

9. What happens when Andromeda's fiance breaks up her wedding to Perseus?

10. In what ways do the brave villagers in Crete attempt to kill the wild boar that has been terrorizing the village?

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