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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

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

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

5. 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 ____________.
(a) Gaetulicus.
(b) Galatea.
(c) Gallus.
(d) Gnaeus.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Greeks saw perfection in the ideal beauty of __________, and they used it as a model for their statues of the gods. .

2. Endymion was a shepherd who was loved by the Moon goddess __________.

3. The inventor warned his son ______________.

4. Apollo (also known as Apollo to the Romans) and _________ were the children of Zeus and Leto.

5. The main gods, or ______________, lived on Mount Olympus.

Short Essay Questions

1. How were early royal Greek families able to claim lineage with the gods? How might they have benefited from this?

2. How did Medea help Jason? Why did she help him? Should she have helped him? Why or why not?

3. Who won the Trojan War? How did they win? What do their successful tactics say about them?

4. Choose two of the Greek gods or goddesses. Describe the personalities and roles of these gods or goddesses.

5. How were Homeric heroes different from earlier Greek heroes? What does this say about the Greeks at the time?

6. Overall, what were the initial roles of the Greek and Roman gods? How might this have been beneficial for mankind?

7. How was Theseus honored by the Athenians? Why was he honored in this way?

8. How does the story of the Trojan War support the fact that many heroes have the same fatal flaw?

9. What do all of these stories reveal about the gods?

10. What ended when Atalanta was married? What does this reinforce in Greek culture?

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