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

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

3. How does Clytie respond to the Sun's affair with Leucothoe?
(a) Clytie tears Leucothoe's heart out.
(b) Clytie has Leucothoe buried alive.
(c) Clytie kills herself from the anguish.
(d) Clytie extinguishes the Sun.

4. What does Juno enlist Tisiphone to do?
(a) Kill all of Athamas and Ino's livestock.
(b) Steal all the riches of Athamas and Ino.
(c) Turn Athamas and Ino mad.
(d) Turn Athamas and Ino blind.

5. When Meleager's mother is faced with the prospect of choosing sides between her son and brothers, who does she decide to kill?
(a) She kills all of them.
(b) She kills her son.
(c) She kills herself so that she won't have to choose sides.
(d) She kills her brother.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which of the following is NOT an explicit instruction from Jupiter on how the re-population of the earth is to happen?

3. Who does Cupid's first arrow hit?

4. With what type of material are Icarus' wings fashioned?

5. What is Minos searching for in Athens?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Who are Philemon and Baucis?

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

6. Why does Tereus believe that his relationship with Procne is doomed from the start?

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

8. How are the five families of Thebe formed?

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

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

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