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 does Venus give to Hippomenes to distract Atalanta?

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

3. Who rescues Ulysses from Circe's evil magic, allowing him to rescue his men?

4. What is Anaxerta transformed into after she rebukes Iphis?

5. What type of bird is Daedalion transformed into when he jumps off the cliff?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What question does Tlepolemus ask Nestor during his storytelling, and what is Nestor's response?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. How does Orpheus lose his wife, Eurydice?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the novel, Ovid makes very clear statements about the sanctity of marriage. Compare / contrast two marriages presented in the novel, and explain how each of these marriages forwards the message that Ovid is giving the reader about the sanctity of marriage during the time of the Olympian gods.

Essay Topic 2

The forces of nature are very strong throughout the novel. Many characters find themselves transformed into earthly elements such as water, trees, and flowers. Choose two examples of characters that were transformed into earthly elements and explain the circumstances of their transformations, and what their transformations symbolized.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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