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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 plant does Dyrope pick to give to Hercules when he is born?
(a) A magnolia.
(b) A lily.
(c) A lotus.
(d) A narcissis.

2. In what "age of time" are all the creatures of the earth living harmoniously with one another?
(a) The Silver Age.
(b) The Bronze Age.
(c) The Iron Age.
(d) The Gold Age.

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

4. What is Cephalus doing when he says he was kidnapped by Aurora?
(a) Hunting.
(b) Fishing.
(c) Sewing.
(d) Swimming.

5. Which of the following is NOT an explicit instruction from Jupiter on how the re-population of the earth is to happen?
(a) Throw the bones of your mother behind your back.
(b) Wear your garments loose.
(c) Cover your head.
(d) Use your hands to dig to the wet soil of earth.

Short Answer Questions

1. On what continent does Miletus give birth to twins?

2. What object represents Meleager's life according to an old prophecy?

3. What does Minerva disguise herself as when she visits Arachne?

4. What type of flower is Proserpina collecting when Dis first finds her?

5. What does Juno enlist Tisiphone to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are the five families of Thebe formed?

2. How does Europa come to be missing?

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

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

5. How is Hercules killed?

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

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

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

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

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

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