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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. These gods were the children of the ____________, who were the children of heaven and earth.
2. To what did Atalanta challenge all her suitors?
(a) A hotdog eating contest that she knew she would win.
(b) A foot race that she knew she would win.
(c) A jousting tournament that she knew she would win.
(d) A race on horseback that she knew she would win.
3. Cupid became Psyche's husband, but she was instructed that she must never _______.
(a) Touch him.
(b) Speak his name.
(c) Look upon him.
(d) Kiss him.
4. The story of the Trojan War was ______________ important and popular myths of the Greeks, and one which every educated Greek and Roman would have been familiar with.
(a) One of the most.
(b) At times one of the most.
(c) The most.
(d) Not one of the most.
5. The Greeks finally won the war with __________.
(a) A sacrifice to the gods.
(b) One last bloody battle.
(c) A huge wooden horse.
(d) An expensive bribe.
Short Answer Questions
1. ____________ was the goddess of love, who was said to have been born from the foam of the sea.
2. Who was the only Trojan prince to escape?
3. According to the Greeks, in the beginning there was only __________.
4. There are _______ different versions of the story of the creation of man.
5. Theseus was the son of ____________, king of Athens, but he was brought up in a city in southern Greece.
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Zeus become the king of the gods?
2. Choose another one of the love stories. How does this story show the kindness the gods are capable of feeling?
3. Why were the Greek gods worshiped? How does this reason compare to the reasons one might worship a god today?
4. Why was Perseus famous? Does this make him a hero? Why or why not?
5. Choose one of the love stories in this section. Summarize this story. How does it reflect someone's jealousy?
6. Describe one of the Greek creation stories. How does this story compare to your own idea regarding the creation of the world?
7. Choose two of the Greek gods or goddesses. Describe the personalities and roles of these gods or goddesses.
8. Should Greek mythology be understood as a bible of sorts? Why or why not?
9. Overall, what were the initial roles of the Greek and Roman gods? How might this have been beneficial for mankind?
10. How was Theseus honored by the Athenians? Why was he honored in this way?
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