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 form does Aesculapius take when relieving the Romans of their plague?

2. What does Myrrha turn herself into to avoid being killed?

3. When Paris runs away from Troy, what has he stolen?

4. How many gods is Chione impregnated by?

5. Which goddess convinces the nymphs to transform the gates of Rome back to their original position?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Circe exact her revenge on Scylla?

2. How does Pygmalion meet his wife?

3. How does Orpheus die?

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

5. How does Midas find himself with the ears of a donkey?

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

7. Why does Daedalion throw himself off a cliff?

8. How does Hippomenes outsmart Atalanta?

9. How is Achilles killed?

10. Why does Myrrha transform into a tree?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Storytelling is an important asset to Ovid as he progresses through this novel. Explain how storytelling presents itself in the novel, and then compare / contrast storytelling and plot as they appear as themes in the novel as a whole.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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