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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. Callisto was loved by Zeus and hated by Hera. Hera turned her into a _________ and arranged for her son to kill it.
(a) Butterfly.
(b) Moose.
(c) Rabbit.
(d) Bear.

2. Agamemnon's son Orestes was instructed by Apollo's oracle to slay the murderer of his father. This meant killing whom?
(a) His sister.
(b) His aunt.
(c) His brother.
(d) His own mother.

3. Why was Dryope transformed into a tree?
(a) She carved her name into a tree.
(b) She loved trees.
(c) She accidentally harmed a nymph by picking flowers from a tree.
(d) She cut a tree down to build a fire.

4. Later, Midas was given ___________ by Apollo for siding with Pan instead of Apollo in a music contest.
(a) A pig's snout.
(b) Elephant ears.
(c) Asses' ears.
(d) A pig's tail.

5. Oedipus saved the city from _____________, a monster that asked riddles of travelers who passed by.
(a) The Gargoyle.
(b) The Sphinx.
(c) The Lynx.
(d) The Succubus.

Short Answer Questions

1. This chapter gives brief summaries of _______________ more myths.

2. Important themes in the myths connected to the House of Thebes include the importance of proper respect for the gods, and the importance of ________,

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

4. Odysseus alone survived and washed up on the shore of the island of ______________, where a sea-nymph who kept him captive for years.

5. This story is very different from the other myths in the book for ____________ reasons.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. How is Aeneas like both Jason and Odysseus?

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

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