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

2. After escaping from Troy, Aeneas traveled with whom to find a new home?
(a) His men.
(b) His father and son.
(c) His wife and children.
(d) His son, father, and a group of other survivors.

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

4. 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.

5. When Aeneas and his group arrived in Italy, they were greeted warmly by __________, the local king.
(a) Latitude.
(b) Latissimus.
(c) Longitude.
(d) Latinus.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. King Laius of Thebes was a descendant of ______________, married to a distant cousin called Jocasta.

3. With whom did Agamemnon's wife have an affair?

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

5. Minerva beat Arachne for her insolence and destroyed her work. What did Arachne do?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are some of the stars explained in this section?

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

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

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

5. How is Aeneas' story unique?

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. What are the purpose of many of these stories?

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

10. How is Aeneas like both Jason and Odysseus?

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