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 Hippolytus die?

2. Who gives Romulus the gift of immortality after her restores his grandfather's throne?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Orpheus lose his wife, Eurydice?

2. How is Crotana founded?

3. Why does Byblis turn into a stream?

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

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

6. What happens during the battle between Achilles and Cycnus?

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

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

9. How is Achilles killed?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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