Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. During the competition, what does Minerva's portrait exemplify?
2. Why does Jason arrive at King Aetes' court?
3. How does Pyramus kill himself?
4. Where do Cadmus and his wife live out the rest of their days after their transformation?
5. What is the name of the king who rules over Alcathous?
Short Essay Questions
1. What question does Tlepolemus ask Nestor during his storytelling, and what is Nestor's response?
2. How is Pentheus killed?
3. How does Cipius convince Rome to exile him to his own land?
4. How does Romulus restore the throne of his grandfather?
5. What does Alcyone see in her dream brought to her by the nymph Sleep?
6. What is the response to the three sisters who sit around gossiping and telling impious stories?
7. What condition does Jupiter come up with for the return of Proserpina from the underworld?
8. What is Narcissus' reaction to Echo's advances, and how does she respond?
9. According to Ovid, how is the earth created?
10. How does Midas find himself with the ears of a donkey?
Essay Topic 1
In the beginning of time after creation, the humans go through four distinct ages. Briefly describe the four ages, and explain which among them had the largest impact on humanity, citing examples from the text to strengthen your argument.
Essay Topic 2
Many of the gods act violently toward the mortals they rule over. Choose two examples of violence against the mortals and then explain what effect the violent behaviors of the gods had on the balance between the two worlds.
Essay Topic 3
Snakes and birds are the most commonly referred to animals in the text. Explain what each of these animals symbolizes in the Olympian world, and why they were the animals that humans were most commonly transformed into.
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