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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. There are _______ different versions of the story of the creation of man.
(a) Seven.
(b) Nine.
(c) Three.
(d) Five.

2. When a Trojan prince called Paris was asked to judge a beauty contest between three goddesses, who bribed him with the offer of the most beautiful woman in the world?
(a) Hera.
(b) Aphrodite.
(c) Artemis.
(d) Athena.

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

4. Pyramus and Thisbe were neighbors who fell in love, but who would not allow them to marry?
(a) Their religious leaders.
(b) Their parents.
(c) The gods.
(d) Their neighbors.

5. Theseus saved Athens from the cruelty of _______________, who demanded a tribute of seven maidens and seven young men every nine years to feed to the Minotaur.
(a) King Moschus of Crete.
(b) King Minos of Crete.
(c) King Midas of Crete.
(d) King Mimnermus of Crete.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hesiod's _______________ is another main source, which asked questions about the origins of things.

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

3. The Titan called Cronus fought his father and took his power. Fearing that his children would do the same when they grew up, what did he do to each newborn baby?

4. These gods were the children of the ____________, who were the children of heaven and earth.

5. Homer, an ancient Greek _________, provided a lot of important insight in his epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How are Odin and Zeus similar? How might they be different?

3. How is this bad luck tied to the future of the city of Thebes?

4. How are some of the stars explained in this section?

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

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

7. What are the Danaids known for doing? Why might they have done this?

8. How were early royal Greek families able to claim lineage with the gods? How might they have benefited from this?

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

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

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