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. Where does Scylla hide out after her transformation?

2. How does Glaucus respond to Circe when she offers herself to him?

3. What sport does Hyacinth excel at?

4. How does Ciprius feel about being exiled from the land?

5. Where does Circe find Scylla when she sets out to poison her?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Crotana founded?

2. How does Hyacinth find himself transformed into a flower?

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

4. How does Pygmalion meet his wife?

5. How does Circe exact her revenge on Scylla?

6. Why does Myrrha transform into a tree?

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

8. What is interesting about Aeneas' three daughters?

9. Why does Byblis turn into a stream?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

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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