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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. One of the earliest kings was _______________, who ruled at the time Demeter brought agriculture to earth.
(a) Perseus.
(b) Erectheus.
(c) Philomela.
(d) Theseus.

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

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

4. Pomona was a nymph of orchards who was loved by whom?
(a) Hermippus.
(b) Vertumnus.
(c) Xenocles.
(d) Lycophron.

5. Procne was married to Tereus of Thrace, a son of Ares, who fell in love with ______________ and tricked her into a marriage before cutting out her tongue and locking her up.
(a) Erectheus.
(b) Perseus.
(c) Theseus.
(d) Philomela.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where were the murdering women punished?

3. Why did Oedipus leave home and travel to Thebes?

4. The House of Thebes was in many ways as unlucky as the House of Atreus, but their troubles seemed ________.

5. Who were Atreus' children?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How is Midas rewarded by Bacchus? Is this what many people would choose? Why or why not?

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

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

6. 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?

7. What are the Danaids known for doing? Why might they have done this?

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

9. Of these two families, which deserved their bad luck the least? Why?

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

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