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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The House of Thebes was in many ways as unlucky as the House of Atreus, but their troubles seemed ________.
(a) Much worse.
(b) Not as bad.
(c) Much more deserved.
(d) A lot less deserved.

2. Odysseus and his men faced man eating monsters and strange magic, losing how many ships on their journey?
(a) All of them.
(b) All but two ships.
(c) One.
(d) All but one ship.

3. Why did visiting the underworld mark Aeneas as a very special hero?
(a) Only a few mortals made it to the underworld.
(b) Only a few mortals in the Greek myths went to the underworld and returned.
(c) Most mortals had no interest in going to the underworld.
(d) Mortals were not allowed to visit the underworld; this was a place for only the gods.

4. King Laius of Thebes was a descendant of ______________, married to a distant cousin called Jocasta.
(a) Atreus.
(b) Aphrodite.
(c) Cadmus.
(d) Ares.

5. Oedipus saved the city from _____________, a monster that asked riddles of travelers who passed by.
(a) The Sphinx.
(b) The Lynx.
(c) The Succubus.
(d) The Gargoyle.

6. The gods were furious and sent him to ______________, a section for punishment in the underworld.
(a) Tartarus.
(b) Titanium.
(c) Tarrantala.
(d) Tartar.

7. Glaucus went to the witch Circe to ask for a love potion. How did Circe feel about the situation?
(a) Annoyed that Glaucus would waste her time on a love potion.
(b) Worried that Glaucus would never be loved by the nymph.
(c) Happy that Glaucus asked her for help.
(d) Furious that Glaucus loved Scylla and not her.

8. __________ was a beautiful nymph who was loved by a sea god called Glaucus.
(a) Sigbin.
(b) Scylla.
(c) Sceadugenga.
(d) Syragh.

9. Pelops married Princess Hippodamia after defeating her father in ____________ to win her hand.
(a) Game of chess.
(b) A jousting match.
(c) A foot race.
(d) A chariot race.

10. Whom did Atreus kill and serve for dinner?
(a) His own children.
(b) Hera's children.
(c) Princess Hippodamia's children.
(d) Thyestes' children.

11. Procris was happily married to Cephalus, until one day Aurora, the goddess of the dawn, ____________.
(a) Took him away for herself.
(b) Turned them against each other.
(c) Killed her.
(d) Killed him.

12. The story of Agamemnon shows how terrible acts could cause what?
(a) Problems for an entire city or nation.
(b) Punishment from the gods on the individual performing these terrible acts.
(c) Disease.
(d) A form religious pollution.

13. Agamemnon had sacrificed whom to Artemis in order to set sail for Troy?
(a) His own daughter.
(b) His niece.
(c) His neighbor.
(d) His wife.

14. What happened to Antigone when she ignored Creon's edict and buried her brother?
(a) She was send to the underworld to suffer.
(b) She was run through with a sword.
(c) She was praised for her love for her brother.
(d) She was punished by being buried alive, hanging herself in the tomb rather than facing death by starvation.

15. Later, Midas was given ___________ by Apollo for siding with Pan instead of Apollo in a music contest.
(a) A pig's snout.
(b) A pig's tail.
(c) Elephant ears.
(d) Asses' ears.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Odysseus blinded the Cyclops, he angered whom?

2. Why did Oedipus leave home and travel to Thebes?

3. This chapter describes a series of myths concerning the earliest kings and queens of Athens before who became king?

4. Procne became a ______________ that sang mournfully for her dead son whom she now regretted killing.

5. King Laius heard a prophecy that his own son would kill him, so the baby was sent away to be left to die on a hillside. What did the servant do with the baby?

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