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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. Achilles could not stand the slight to his honor that Agamemnon brought about by ______________.
(a) Claiming his property.
(b) Claiming his daughter.
(c) Claiming his wife.
(d) Claiming his slave-girl.

2. What turned crimson in honor of Pyramus and Thisbe's great love?
(a) The white strawberries.
(b) The white apple.
(c) The white poinsettia leaves.
(d) The white mulberry berries.

3. When a mortal committed a crime, broke an oath, or harmed a guest, they were seen to be ___________.
(a) God-like.
(b) Barbaric.
(c) Displeasing and dishonoring the gods.
(d) Powerful.

4. To whom was Helen married?
(a) King Theseus of Athens.
(b) King Midas of Athens.
(c) King Menelaus of Sparta.
(d) King Perseus of Sparta.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what did Psyche become the goddess?

2. The Greeks finally won the war with __________.

3. Why was Venus jealous of Psyche?

4. ____________ was the god of light, archery, music, culture, healing, and prophecy.

5. What did Medea do to the daughter of the king of Corinth?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Summarize two stories found in this section. How do they explain the qualities of a hero?

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

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

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

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

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

8. How did Odysseus' adventures make him a hero?

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

10. How are the depressing qualities of Norse mythology turned into a positive situation?

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