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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. This king had been told in a prophecy that his daughter Lavinia was destined to marry __________, and he believed this referred to Aeneas.
(a) A neighbor.
(b) Her cousin.
(c) A Greek.
(d) A stranger.

2. Aeneas obeyed immediately, and the heartbroken Queen ______________.
(a) Fell asleep and never woke up.
(b) Poisoned herself.
(c) Committed suicide.
(d) Poisoned him.

3. Where were the murdering women punished?
(a) In Tartarus.
(b) On Mt. Olympus.
(c) In prison.
(d) In the town square.

4. The two sisters escaped, but Tereus pursued them. The gods turned them all into what?
(a) Mammals.
(b) Birds.
(c) Reptiles.
(d) Insects.

5. The House of Atreus was one of the unluckiest __________ in Greek mythology.
(a) Towns.
(b) Group of creatures.
(c) Families.
(d) Clubs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Jocasta and Oedipus do when they realized they were mother and son?

2. It was a moral tale that taught proper behavior toward whom?

3. Orithyia's two sons were heroes who accompanied ____________ on his voyage.

4. Odysseus' adventures were told in the _________ poem The Odyssey.

5. Whom did Atreus kill and serve for dinner?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the bad luck of the later generations reflect the bad luck of the earlier generations? What does this say about the tie between one generation and another?

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

3. Who are two members of this family who did not deserve the bad luck they received? Why?

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

5. Why were there many plays written about this family?

6. What are the purposes of myths, based on these stories?

7. How does the story of Procne, Philomela, and Tereus explain the origins of species?

8. What are two important lessons taught in the Odyssey?

9. What are four ways in which the House of Thebes was like the House of Atreus?

10. Why might Zeus have struck Aesculapius dead?

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