Metamorphoses Test | Final 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. What is interesting about Cycnus' skin?

2. How does Circe attempt to lure Picus into the woods?

3. What animal is Hecuba transformed into after she exacts her revenge on Polymestor?

4. Why is Peleus exiled from Troy?

5. Which of the following is the way that Cipius finds himself altered by the gods.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ceyx respond to the news that wolves are attacking his livestock?

2. How does Hippomenes outsmart Atalanta?

3. What story does Hippolytus tell Numa's wife when she is mourning over her husband's death?

4. How does Romulus restore the throne of his grandfather?

5. What does Ovid predict about the words of his novel in his epilogue?

6. Why does Ulysses believe that he should be entitled to Achilles' armor after he dies?

7. How is Memnon remembered after his death at Hercules' hands?

8. How does Hecuba exact her revenge on her son, Polydorus?

9. What does Calchas see when the Greeks are chasing after the Trojans, and how is this sighting interpreted?

10. Why does Pythagoras believe that man should abstain from eating meat?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

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 go through metamorphoses from spirit into animal. Choose two gods who were transformed, explain the circumstances surrounding their metamorphoses, and explain why each object of metamorphoses was chosen explicitly for that god's situation.

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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