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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. After Minerva begins to beat her, how does Arachne commit suicide?
(a) She hangs herself.
(b) She drinks poison.
(c) She stabs herself through the heart.
(d) She holds her breath until she dies.

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

3. What does Hercules break off of Achelous during their battle?
(a) His nose.
(b) His collarbones.
(c) His wings.
(d) His horn.

4. What type of tree does Jupiter change Daphne into in order to protect her?
(a) A hickory tree.
(b) An olive tree.
(c) A laurel tree.
(d) A magnolia tree.

5. Where do Cadmus and his wife live out the rest of their days after their transformation?
(a) In their same home.
(b) In the clouds.
(c) In the woods.
(d) In the underworld.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. During the competition, what does Arachne's portrait exemplify?

3. What animal does Juno transform Castillo into?

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

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

3. What condition does Jupiter come up with for the return of Proserpina from the underworld?

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

5. What prophecy does Meleager's mother remember in regards to her son's life and death?

6. How are the five families of Thebe formed?

7. What happens when Cephalus calls for a breeze to cool him in the woods?

8. Why do Pyramus and Thisbe kill themselves?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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