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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. When the nymphs come to bury Narcissus' body, what is the only thing that they find by the pool of water?
(a) His reflection.
(b) Bones.
(c) Dirt.
(d) Flowers.

2. Which of the following best describes Hercules' death?
(a) Unnoticed.
(b) Slow.
(c) Quick.
(d) Messy.

3. During the competition, what does Arachne's portrait exemplify?
(a) The dangers of the underworld.
(b) The beauty of the Athens landscape.
(c) The glory of the Olympian gods.
(d) The violence of the Olympian gods.

4. What type of flower is Proserpina collecting when Dis first finds her?
(a) Roses.
(b) Marigolds.
(c) Salvia.
(d) Violets.

5. What do the tears of the sea nymph who sees Dis steal Proserpina transform into?
(a) A bouquet of flowers.
(b) A gravestone.
(c) A stream.
(d) A black hole.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

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

5. When Meleager's mother is faced with the prospect of choosing sides between her son and brothers, who does she decide to kill?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Europa come to be missing?

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

3. How are the five families of Thebe formed?

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

5. What happens when Jupiter goes to visit Lycaon?

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

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

8. Why do Pyramus and Thisbe kill themselves?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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