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. After Tiresias is struck by a stick, what is changed about him?

2. What is unique about Argus' face?

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

4. After Arachne is dead, what type of animal does Minerva transform her body into?

5. What type of animal attempts to attack Deianara while she is walking through the woods?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What happens when Jupiter goes to visit Lycaon?

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

6. Why do Pyramus and Thisbe kill themselves?

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

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

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

10. How is Hercules killed?

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 characters are married throughout the course of this novel. Choose two marriages that take place and compare / contrast the events that take place at the ceremonies. Then, explain what message Ovid is giving to the reader about marriage through these two examples.

Essay Topic 3

Many of the mortals in the novel are great artists, especially with the skill of weaving. Choose two mortal women who used the practice of weaving to get messages across. Describe the weaving that each woman did, and compare / contrast the messages they were sending to the gods through their art.

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