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

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

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

4. Hercules was the son of Zeus and whom?
(a) A mortal woman.
(b) A nymph.
(c) Hera.
(d) Athena.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In one version of the story of the creation of man, the gods created different races of men based on _________.

2. Why did the Greeks create their myths, initially?

3. To whom was Helen married?

4. The behavior of the Greek gods reflects the Greek attitude towards the beauty and perfection of _______.

5. ____________ was the goddess of love, who was said to have been born from the foam of the sea.

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Demeter and Dionysus. How were Demeter and Dionysus unique?

2. Describe one of the Greek creation stories. How does this story compare to your own idea regarding the creation of the world?

3. How did Zeus become the king of the gods?

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

5. How did Hercules purify himself? Do you see this as being necessary? Why or why not?

6. What is the lesson that is to be learned in the story of Phaeton? How is this an important lesson?

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

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

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

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

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