Metamorphoses Test | 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. When Apollo goes missing, what does Mercury steal from him?

2. Who bursts into Perseus and Andromeda's wedding, causing a disturbance?

3. What object do Deucalian and Pyrrah throw to the earth, creating humans?

4. Where does Salmacis grab Hermaphrodites, begging the gods to make them as one?

5. When the nymphs come to bury Narcissus' body, what is the only thing that they find by the pool of water?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the response to the three sisters who sit around gossiping and telling impious stories?

2. How does Io come to be pregnant with Erasmus?

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

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

5. How does Europa come to be missing?

6. What happens when Medea attempts to help Pelias' daughter return their father to an age of youthfulness?

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

8. Who are Philemon and Baucis?

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

10. Who do Cupid's first two arrows shoot, and what is the outcome?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

After the flood, there were very specific instructions given to the survivors as to how the world should be repopulated. Explain how the two survivors came to be selected, describe their instructions for re-population, and describe the survivors' reaction to their instructions.

Essay Topic 2

Many mortals throughout the novel chose not to bow down to the power of the Olympian gods. Choose one defiant mortal from the novel and explain why he chose to stand up to the gods. Then, explain what happened as a result of the mortal's defiant behavior.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the novel, there are many symbols of peace that appear in the violent world of the gods. Describe two symbols of peace that appear in the novel, and explain how the symbols came to be.

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