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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. Orithyia was carried away against her will by whom?
(a) The god of the East Wind, Boreas.
(b) The god of the North Wind, Boreas.
(c) The god of the West Wind, Boreas.
(d) The god of the South Wind, Boreas.

2. Why did Oedipus leave home and travel to Thebes?
(a) He wanted adventure.
(b) He heard a prophecy that he would kill his father and marry his mother.
(c) He had a falling-out with his parents.
(d) He was unhappy at home.

3. Chiron was a wise and noble ______________ who looked after and trained heroes.
(a) Nymph.
(b) Centaur.
(c) Satyr.
(d) Elf.

4. What form did Tereus take?
(a) An ugly bear.
(b) An ugly alligator.
(c) An ugly bird with a huge beak.
(d) An ugly praying mantis.

5. This chapter describes a series of myths concerning the earliest kings and queens of Athens before who became king?
(a) Theseus.
(b) Philomela.
(c) Perseus.
(d) Erectheus.

Short Answer Questions

1. Aurora, goddess of ___________, loved a mortal named Tithonus.

2. Agamemnon had sacrificed whom to Artemis in order to set sail for Troy?

3. Agamemnon's son Orestes was instructed by Apollo's oracle to slay the murderer of his father. This meant killing whom?

4. Why did visiting the underworld mark Aeneas as a very special hero?

5. Pelops then refused to honor his bribe and killed Myrtilus, who _____________.

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Aeneas' story unique?

2. Why might someone want a cornucopia?

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

4. What story explains the creation of spiders? How does this explain the creation of spiders?

5. 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?

6. How did the bad luck of the House of Atreus begin? Why did it continue?

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

8. Compare one of these stories to a fairly tale or tall tale with which you are familiar.

9. How is Odysseus set apart from other heroes? What does this say about the Greeks at this time?

10. Why might Zeus have struck Aesculapius dead?

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