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

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

3. Which of the following animals does Thesion transform into to escape Peleus?

4. How does Galatea respond to Acis' death?

5. Who sings a song for Eurydice that is so moving, even the harsh Fates begin to weep?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Myrrha transform into a tree?

2. How does Scylla exact her revenge on Circe?

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

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

5. How does Circe exact her revenge on Scylla?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

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

Many characters take over as the active narrator in "Metamorphoses". Choose one narrator who functioned as the main storyteller in the novel, and explain how the story was altered by that character's unique voice and perspective.

Essay Topic 3

Ovid's speech and use of poetry in the text is for a specific purpose. Explain why Ovid chose to write his text in this way, and what was accomplished by the use of poetic language and form. Finally, explain what Ovid stated directly about his words in the epilogue of his novel.

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