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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. Zeus snatched Callisto to safety and put her in the stars, where she became the __________________ constellation.
(a) The Owl.
(b) The Butterfly.
(c) Great Bear.
(d) The Wild Duck.

2. King Laius of Thebes was a descendant of ______________, married to a distant cousin called Jocasta.
(a) Cadmus.
(b) Ares.
(c) Atreus.
(d) Aphrodite.

3. These two sisters had __________ nieces.
(a) Two.
(b) Four.
(c) Three.
(d) Five.

4. Pelops then refused to honor his bribe and killed Myrtilus, who _____________.
(a) Called down a curse on his already corrupted family.
(b) Killed Pelops' children.
(c) Killed the princess before he died.
(d) Poisoned Pelops.

5. Why did visiting the underworld mark Aeneas as a very special hero?
(a) Only a few mortals made it to the underworld.
(b) Mortals were not allowed to visit the underworld; this was a place for only the gods.
(c) Most mortals had no interest in going to the underworld.
(d) Only a few mortals in the Greek myths went to the underworld and returned.

Short Answer Questions

1. ________________ was the son of Apollo and a mortal woman whom Apollo killed for being unfaithful.

2. Oedipus saved the city from _____________, a monster that asked riddles of travelers who passed by.

3. Callisto was loved by Zeus and hated by Hera. Hera turned her into a _________ and arranged for her son to kill it.

4. The _____________ were fifty women who killed their husbands on the wedding night, with the exception of Hypermnestra, who woke her husband and helped him escape.

5. The Horn of Plenty, or the Cornucopia, was magically always full of what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the moral message of this family's stories?

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

4. Why is the Odyssey considered an epic poem? Why was it so important to the Greeks?

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

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

7. Why might someone want a cornucopia?

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

9. How did visiting the underworld mark Aeneas as a special hero? What does this say about the Greek's view of the afterlife?

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

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