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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Another story tells that Zeus was angry with early men and sent what to destroy them?
(a) A great snow storm.
(b) A plague.
(c) A swarm of locusts.
(d) A great flood.

3. What happened when Venus gave Psyche a series of impossible tasks?
(a) Psyche was unable to complete them.
(b) Psyche ignored Venus' tasks.
(c) Psyche could easily complete them.
(d) Psyche was always helped by sympathetic creatures.

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

5. _______________ was the goddess of wisdom, and protector of cities and civilization.
(a) Athena/Minerva.
(b) Artemis/Diana.
(c) Diana/Minerva.
(d) Athena/Diana.

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

7. Who was Medea?
(a) Nguyen's sister.
(b) Tut's neice.
(c) Titan's wife.
(d) Aeetes' daughter.

8. Pegasus was used to help kill the fearsome monster called the Chimaera, which had the body and head of a fire-breathing _______, a goat's head in the middle of its back, and a snake for a tail.
(a) Lion.
(b) Horse.
(c) Tiger.
(d) Dragon.

9. To punish men, Zeus sent them ___________.
(a) Children.
(b) Women.
(c) Plagues.
(d) Disasters.

10. Who was the only Trojan prince to escape?
(a) Aeschylus,
(b) Adaeus.
(c) Agathias.
(d) Aeneas.

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

12. How was Achilles killed by Paris?
(a) Paris shot an arrow into Achilles' heel.
(b) Paris stabbed Achilles' heel with his sword.
(c) Paris stabbed him in the heart.
(d) Paris shot Achilles in the heart with an arrow.

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

14. Hercules undertook ______________ seemingly impossible tasks for King Eurystheus of Mycenae in order to punish and purify himself for the murder of his family.
(a) Twelve.
(b) Ten.
(c) Five.
(d) Twenty.

15. The Romans believed in the Olympian gods, giving them different ___________.
(a) Jobs.
(b) Attributes.
(c) Personalities.
(d) Names.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. 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?

4. Theseus was the son of ____________, king of Athens, but he was brought up in a city in southern Greece.

5. Out of this came Night and Death, then Light, followed by Earth (_________) and Heaven (Ouranos, or Uranus).

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