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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Homeric.
(d) Trajan.

2. These gods were the children of the ____________, who were the children of heaven and earth.
(a) Titans.
(b) Angels.
(c) Devils.
(d) Godfather.

3. Out of this came Night and Death, then Light, followed by Earth (_________) and Heaven (Ouranos, or Uranus).
(a) Gala.
(b) Parmenides.
(c) Ephesus.
(d) Xenophon.

4. Earlier heroes were superhuman individuals who fought alone against monsters and strange creatures, while the Trojan heroes fought whom?
(a) Monsters and strange creatures as part of an army.
(b) Other men in small militias.
(c) Other men as part of an army.
(d) Other men, alone.

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

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

7. When Alcyone's husband Ceyx was killed in ______________, the pitying gods sent her a dream to tell her the truth about what had happened to him.
(a) A chariot accident.
(b) A car accident.
(c) A flood.
(d) A storm at sea.

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

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

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

11. In one version of the story of the creation of man, the gods created different races of men based on _________.
(a) Metals.
(b) Food.
(c) Wood.
(d) Music.

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

13. Hercules was the son of Zeus and whom?
(a) A nymph.
(b) Athena.
(c) Hera.
(d) A mortal woman.

14. What happened when King Minos locked this inventor up in his own labyrinth?
(a) The inventor poisoned the guards, so he and his son escaped.
(b) The inventor constructed wings for him and his son Icarus to fly away.
(c) The inventor and his son jumped out of the window, with parachutes attached to their backs.
(d) Using an invisibility cloak, he snuck himself and his son out of the labyrinth.

15. Jason was the hero who set out to retrieve the Golden Fleece from whom?
(a) King Tut of Egypt.
(b) King Aeetes of Colchis.
(c) King Nguyen of Siam.
(d) King Titan of Colchis.

Short Answer Questions

1. Phaёthon was the son of the Sun-god ____________.

2. The inventor warned his son ______________.

3. What turned crimson in honor of Pyramus and Thisbe's great love?

4. How does Medea save herself and Jason from the huge bronze man Talus?

5. ____________ was the other brother of Zeus and ruler of the underworld, where mortals went when they died.

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