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

2. ______________ was the god of the sea and brother of Zeus.
(a) Hera/Juno.
(b) Hades/Pluto.
(c) Zeus/Jupiter.
(d) Poseidon/Neptune.

3. How did the Greek gods act?
(a) In a very human manner.
(b) In a very odd manner.
(c) Very kindly.
(d) In a very god-like manner.

4. Whose family survived Zeus' anger?
(a) Zeus'.
(b) Diogenes'.
(c) Prometheus'.
(d) Aristophanes'.

5. Persephone was enchanted by Orpheus' music, and Hades agreed to release Eurydice, on what condition?
(a) Orpheus must never touch her.
(b) Orpheus must not look back at her until she was in the land of the living again.
(c) Orpheus must not touch her until she was in the land of the living again.
(d) Orpheus must not ever look upon her.

Short Answer Questions

1. Zeus imprisoned the Titans and forced _______ to hold up the sky.

2. Cupid became Psyche's husband, but she was instructed that she must never _______.

3. The Greeks created their gods in whose image?

4. The Greeks saw perfection in the ideal beauty of __________, and they used it as a model for their statues of the gods. .

5. ____________ was the goddess of love, who was said to have been born from the foam of the sea.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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