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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Pyramus and Thisbe agreed to meet by _________.
(a) A pine tree.
(b) A spruce tree.
(c) A mulberry tree.
(d) An oak tree.

2. Why did Hercules kill his wife and children?
(a) He was evil.
(b) Hera had put him under a spell.
(c) He was framed for the killing of his family.
(d) He was tortured into killing them.

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

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

5. The Greeks finally won the war with __________.
(a) One last bloody battle.
(b) A huge wooden horse.
(c) An expensive bribe.
(d) A sacrifice to the gods.

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

7. Phaёthon was the son of the Sun-god ____________.
(a) Helios.
(b) Apollo.
(c) Agathon.
(d) Hermesianax.

8. Atalanta was raised by ____________ and became a great huntress.
(a) A she-fox.
(b) A she-wolf.
(c) A she-tiger.
(d) A she-bear.

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

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

11. The story of the Trojan War was ______________ important and popular myths of the Greeks, and one which every educated Greek and Roman would have been familiar with.
(a) At times one of the most.
(b) The most.
(c) Not one of the most.
(d) One of the most.

12. Zeus and the other gods took over when Zeus dethroned ____________ and seized his power.
(a) Cromagden.
(b) Callinus.
(c) Crispus.
(d) Cronus.

13. ____________ was the goddess of love, who was said to have been born from the foam of the sea.
(a) Artemis/Diana.
(b) Hera/Juno.
(c) Athena/Minerva.
(d) Aphrodite/Venus.

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) Using an invisibility cloak, he snuck himself and his son out of the labyrinth.
(c) The inventor constructed wings for him and his son Icarus to fly away.
(d) The inventor and his son jumped out of the window, with parachutes attached to their backs.

15. There are _______ different versions of the story of the creation of man.
(a) Five.
(b) Seven.
(c) Three.
(d) Nine.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Roman poet ________ wrote a lot about the myths, but presented them as silly stories that held no inner meaning.

2. On Perseus' return, he flew over _____________ where the maiden Andromeda was being sacrificed to a sea-monster to appease the anger of the sea-god and his nymphs.

3. The myths conveyed developing religious ideas concerning ____________.

4. ____________ was the god of light, archery, music, culture, healing, and prophecy.

5. To whom was Helen married?

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