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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. _________ was the king of the gods and ruler of Olympus.
(a) Poseidon/Neptune.
(b) Hera/Juno.
(c) Zeus/Jupiter.
(d) Zeus/Neptune.

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

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

4. Homer, an ancient Greek _________, provided a lot of important insight in his epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey.
(a) Musician.
(b) Novelist.
(c) Singer.
(d) Poet.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. ______________ was a great inventor who built the labyrinth for the Minotaur.

2. The Greeks created their gods in whose image?

3. How was Achilles killed by Paris?

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.

Short Essay Questions

1. What led to the Trojan War? Was this war necessary? Why or why not?

2. Choose another one of the love stories. How does this story show the kindness the gods are capable of feeling?

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

4. How are the lessons learned from these stories relevant today?

5. What are the purpose of many of these stories?

6. Why might Zeus have struck Aesculapius dead?

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

8. How is Aeneas tied to the great Roman Republic?

9. What is the moral message of this family's stories?

10. Why was Perseus famous? Does this make him a hero? Why or why not?

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