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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 are the sailors aboard Acoetes' ship transformed into after their failed attempt to kidnap Bacchus?
3. Who bursts into Perseus and Andromeda's wedding, causing a disturbance?
4. Which of the following best describes Hercules' death?
5. As Cadmus and his wife mourn Athamas and Ino, what animals are they turned into by their grief?
Short Essay Questions
1. What prophecy does Meleager's mother remember in regards to her son's life and death?
2. What is a Minotaur, and what is Minos' reaction to it?
3. What happens after Juno enlists Tisiphone to help her extract her revenge on Athamas and Ino?
4. How does the competition between Minerva and Arachne progress?
5. Why is the beautiful princess transformed into a Crow?
6. What condition does Jupiter come up with for the return of Proserpina from the underworld?
7. In what ways do the brave villagers in Crete attempt to kill the wild boar that has been terrorizing the village?
8. Why does Tereus believe that his relationship with Procne is doomed from the start?
9. How does Europa come to be missing?
10. How is Pentheus killed?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Pythagoras acts as an important speaker at the end of Ovid's novel. Explain the arguments that Pythagoras gave, and how they acted to summarize the messages that Ovid attempted to make throughout the novel.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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