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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. Hesiod's _______________ is another main source, which asked questions about the origins of things.
(a) Meogony.
(b) Theogony.
(c) Theology.
(d) Monogamy.

2. The abduction of Helen began a _____ year war between Greece and Troy, with many heroes on both sides.
(a) Five.
(b) Ten.
(c) Twenty.
(d) Fifteen.

3. _________ was the king of the gods and ruler of Olympus.
(a) Zeus/Jupiter.
(b) Zeus/Neptune.
(c) Hera/Juno.
(d) Poseidon/Neptune.

4. Otus and Ephialtes were ___________ who wanted to prove that they were the equals of the gods.
(a) Dwarves.
(b) Elves.
(c) Chimaera.
(d) Giants.

5. Theseus was honored by the Athenians as a protector of _____________ and a great king of their city.
(a) The sick.
(b) The poor.
(c) The defenseless.
(d) Children.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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.

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

3. Zeus and the other gods took over when Zeus dethroned ____________ and seized his power.

4. Theseus was the son of ____________, king of Athens, but he was brought up in a city in southern Greece.

5. To punish men, Zeus sent them ___________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why were the Greek gods worshiped? How does this reason compare to the reasons one might worship a god today?

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

7. How were Homeric heroes different from earlier Greek heroes? What does this say about the Greeks at the time?

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

9. What lesson can be learned about the power of the gods from these stories? Is this lesson still relevant today? Why or why not?

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

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