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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 story is very different from the other myths in the book for ____________ reasons.
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) Several.
(d) Very few.

2. With whom did Agamemnon's wife have an affair?
(a) Her cousin Aegisthus.
(b) Her neighbor Aegisthus.
(c) His cousin Aegisthus.
(d) Her brother-in-law Aegisthus.

3. The teeth turned into ______, who fought until five remained?
(a) Armed warriors.
(b) Nymphs.
(c) Ninjas.
(d) Little dragons.

4. The Odyssey was in many ways a celebration of what it meant to be ___________.
(a) Civilized, Greek.
(b) Wealthy, Greek.
(c) Intelligent, Greek.
(d) Powerful, Greek.

5. When Odysseus blinded the Cyclops, he angered whom?
(a) The monster's father, Poseidon.
(b) The monster's cousin, Poseidon.
(c) The monster's uncle, Poseidon.
(d) The monster's brother, Poseidon.

Short Answer Questions

1. Zeus snatched Callisto to safety and put her in the stars, where she became the __________________ constellation.

2. Odysseus' journey home to Ithaca took him ______ years, and he faced many fierce monsters and dangerous people along the way.

3. Procris was happily married to Cephalus, until one day Aurora, the goddess of the dawn, ____________.

4. King Laius heard a prophecy that his own son would kill him, so the baby was sent away to be left to die on a hillside. What did the servant do with the baby?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Why might someone want a cornucopia?

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