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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Zeus imprisoned the Titans and forced _______ to hold up the sky.
(a) Artemis.
(b) Atlas.
(c) Athena.
(d) Artemisia.

2. To what did Atalanta challenge all her suitors?
(a) A jousting tournament that she knew she would win.
(b) A race on horseback that she knew she would win.
(c) A hotdog eating contest that she knew she would win.
(d) A foot race that she knew she would win.

3. Persephone was enchanted by Orpheus' music, and Hades agreed to release Eurydice, on what condition?
(a) Orpheus must not look back at her until she was in the land of the living again.
(b) Orpheus must not ever look upon her.
(c) Orpheus must never touch her.
(d) Orpheus must not touch her until she was in the land of the living again.

4. To whom was Helen married?
(a) King Menelaus of Sparta.
(b) King Theseus of Athens.
(c) King Perseus of Sparta.
(d) King Midas of Athens.

5. Why did the Greeks create their myths, initially?
(a) As a way of teaching moral lessons.
(b) As a way of understanding the world.
(c) As a way of connecting to the gods.
(d) As a way of understanding the heavens.

6. The heroes of the Trojan War, also called __________ heroes, were slightly different from the older mythological heroes such as Hercules, Perseus and Theseus.
(a) Spartan.
(b) Corinthian.
(c) Trajan.
(d) Homeric.

7. Otus and Ephialtes were ___________ who wanted to prove that they were the equals of the gods.
(a) Elves.
(b) Giants.
(c) Chimaera.
(d) Dwarves.

8. Cupid became Psyche's husband, but she was instructed that she must never _______.
(a) Touch him.
(b) Look upon him.
(c) Kiss him.
(d) Speak his name.

9. Why were the gods worshiped?
(a) Because they were very convincing.
(b) Because of their power.
(c) Because they were loving.
(d) Because of their wisdom.

10. Endymion was a shepherd who was loved by the Moon goddess __________.
(a) Sabinus.
(b) Selene.
(c) Serenus.
(d) Severus.

11. The myths conveyed developing religious ideas concerning ____________.
(a) The Bible.
(b) God and heaven.
(c) Birth and death.
(d) Morality and justice.

12. _________ was the king of the gods and ruler of Olympus.
(a) Poseidon/Neptune.
(b) Hera/Juno.
(c) Zeus/Neptune.
(d) Zeus/Jupiter.

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

14. The Titan called Cronus fought his father and took his power. Fearing that his children would do the same when they grew up, what did he do to each newborn baby?
(a) He buried it.
(b) He suffocated it.
(c) He poisoned it.
(d) He swallowed it.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what did Psyche become the goddess?

2. Jason was the hero who set out to retrieve the Golden Fleece from whom?

3. Homer, an ancient Greek _________, provided a lot of important insight in his epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey.

4. The abduction of Helen began a _____ year war between Greece and Troy, with many heroes on both sides.

5. Another story tells that Zeus was angry with early men and sent what to destroy them?

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