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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the fatal flaw of most Greek heroes?
(a) Their intelligence.
(b) Their empathy for mankind.
(c) Their egos.
(d) Their physical weakness.

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

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

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

5. Homeric hymns, written from the end of the ______________ century BC to the fifth or even fourth century BC, were written to honor various gods.
(a) Fourth.
(b) Sixth.
(c) Eighth.
(d) Second.

6. Apollo (also known as Apollo to the Romans) and _________ were the children of Zeus and Leto.
(a) Artemis/Aphrodite.
(b) Artemis/Diana.
(c) Diana/Venus.
(d) Aphrodite/Venus.

7. When Zeus was born, what did Cronus' wife Rhea do?
(a) Fed Cronus a stone wrapped in blankets instead of Zeus.
(b) Fed Zeus to her husband.
(c) Buried Zeus before his father could find him.
(d) Poisoned Cronus.

8. Whose family survived Zeus' anger?
(a) Aristophanes'.
(b) Prometheus'.
(c) Zeus'.
(d) Diogenes'.

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

10. ____________ 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.

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

12. The Roman poet ________ wrote a lot about the myths, but presented them as silly stories that held no inner meaning.
(a) Ovid.
(b) Homer.
(c) Oppian.
(d) Cercops.

13. The Greeks saw perfection in the ideal beauty of __________, and they used it as a model for their statues of the gods. .
(a) Animals.
(b) Nature.
(c) Youth.
(d) Man.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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.

2. Pygmalion fell in love with the statue of a woman that he had created. Venus took pity on his aching heart and turned the statue into a real, living woman. Pygmalion married her and named her ____________.

3. These gods were the children of the ____________, who were the children of heaven and earth.

4. According to the Greeks, in the beginning there was only __________.

5. Later Greek writers include ______________, a lyric poet whose poems contained references to mythology, and the tragic playwrights Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.

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