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 animal makes up half of Pan's body?

2. What does Venus give to Hippomenes to distract Atalanta?

3. Which of the following is NOT an argument that Ulysses gives when fighting for the armor?

4. What animal does Jupiter transform himself into when he kidnaps Ganymede?

5. What is Hippolytus' name changed to when he is given a second life?

Short Essay Questions

1. What story does Vertumnus tell Pomona, luring her into a relationship with him?

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

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

4. How does Picus find himself transformed into a woodpecker?

5. What does Alcyone see in her dream brought to her by the nymph Sleep?

6. How does Pygmalion meet his wife?

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

8. What is interesting about Aeneas' three daughters?

9. How is Achilles killed?

10. How does Peleus eventually get Thetis to marry him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Taking a woman by force is an unfortunately common practice in Ovid's "Metamorphoses". Explain how women are treated by the gods in the novel, and how the practice of taking a woman by force relates to the idea of love.

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