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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.
(a) Titans.
(b) Angels.
(c) Devils.
(d) Godfather.

2. Theseus was the son of ____________, king of Athens, but he was brought up in a city in southern Greece.
(a) Aratus.
(b) Automedon.
(c) Aristeas.
(d) Aegeus.

3. On Perseus' return, he flew over _____________ where the maiden Andromeda was being sacrificed to a sea-monster to appease the anger of the sea-god and his nymphs.
(a) Arabia.
(b) Siam.
(c) Egypt.
(d) Ethiopia.

4. In one version of the story of the creation of man, the gods created different races of men based on _________.
(a) Metals.
(b) Food.
(c) Wood.
(d) Music.

5. The Roman poet ________ wrote a lot about the myths, but presented them as silly stories that held no inner meaning.
(a) Oppian.
(b) Ovid.
(c) Cercops.
(d) Homer.

Short Answer Questions

1. _______________ was the goddess of wisdom, and protector of cities and civilization.

2. Jason was the hero who set out to retrieve the Golden Fleece from whom?

3. Why was Venus jealous of Psyche?

4. The myths conveyed developing religious ideas concerning ____________.

5. Another story tells that Zeus was angry with early men and sent what to destroy them?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why were women seen as lesser beings? How does Greek mythology support this belief regarding women?

2. What are two ancient sources that can be used to study Greek mythology? How is each of these sources useful?

3. Should Greek mythology be understood as a bible of sorts? Why or why not?

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

5. Describe Greek heroes. What was the most common flaw? Is this a common flaw in humanity? Why or why not?

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

7. Why did Greek mythology come to exist? What was its purpose?

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

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

10. Choose one of the love stories in this section. Summarize this story. How does it reflect someone's jealousy?

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