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Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part Three. The Great Heroes before the Trojan War - Perseus, Theseus, Hercules and Atalanta.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Theseus was honored by the Athenians as a protector of _____________ and a great king of their city.
(a) The poor.
(b) The defenseless.
(c) Children.
(d) The sick.

2. How is the creation myth of the Greeks peculiar?
(a) The gods are more powerful than man.
(b) The gods had different personalities.
(c) The gods did not create the universe or the world.
(d) The gods were not kind to mankind.

3. The Greeks created their gods in whose image?
(a) No one's image.
(b) Their own.
(c) The Romans' images.
(d) The leaders' images.

4. Hesiod's _______________ is another main source, which asked questions about the origins of things.
(a) Theogony.
(b) Theology.
(c) Meogony.
(d) Monogamy.

5. ________________ was the hero who rode the famous winged horse Pegasus, whom Athena helped him to catch.
(a) Barnabe.
(b) Bellerophon.
(c) Bion of Smyrna
(d) Babrius.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hercules undertook ______________ seemingly impossible tasks for King Eurystheus of Mycenae in order to punish and purify himself for the murder of his family.

2. To punish men, Zeus sent them ___________.

3. Why did the Greeks create their myths, initially?

4. Endymion was a shepherd who was loved by the Moon goddess __________.

5. The behavior of the Greek gods reflects the Greek attitude towards the beauty and perfection of _______.

(see the answer key)

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