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
All of Ovid's relationships in the text seem to end the same way - with one or both of the lovers in extreme pain. Choose two relationships featured in the novel and explain how pain inevitably rose from the couple's love.
Essay Topic 2
Almost all interactions with the Olympian gods resulted in either punishment or reward for the lesser beings. Choose one example of punishment and one example of reward given by the Olympian gods. How does this dichotomy affect the relationship that lesser beings have with the Olympian gods throughout the text?
Essay Topic 3
The Olympian gods were often hypocritical in the novel. Choose two examples of rules that the mortals were given that the gods blatantly ignored. Then, explain the effect that the hypocritical nature the gods expressed had on their relationships with the mortals.
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