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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. Midas was a king rewarded by ______________ with any gift he chose.
(a) Apollo.
(b) Mercury.
(c) Bacchus.
(d) Dionysius.

2. After encountering some of the same dangers that Odysseus and Jason faced on their adventures, a storm washed Aeneas and his fellow travelers up near Carthage on the north coast of _________.
(a) North America.
(b) Africa.
(c) Asia.
(d) South America.

3. Odysseus alone survived and washed up on the shore of the island of ______________, where a sea-nymph who kept him captive for years.
(a) Caliente.
(b) Caliope.
(c) Calypso.
(d) Conga.

4. Queen Amata, the king's wife, was not happy with this and neither was Turnus, the Rutulian king. Why was Turnus not happy about this?
(a) He did not like the stranger.
(b) He wanted Lavinia for himself.
(c) He was in love with Queen Amata.
(d) He did not like Greeks.

5. Erysichthon was punished for cutting down a tree that was sacred to what goddess?
(a) Ceres.
(b) Athena.
(c) Juno.
(d) Venus.

Short Answer Questions

1. The teeth turned into ______, who fought until five remained?

2. When Aeneas and his group arrived in Italy, they were greeted warmly by __________, the local king.

3. What happened to Antigone when she ignored Creon's edict and buried her brother?

4. Agamemnon had sacrificed whom to Artemis in order to set sail for Troy?

5. 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.

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Odysseus' adventures make him a hero?

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

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

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

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

6. How are the lessons learned from these stories relevant today?

7. 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?

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

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

10. Why were there many plays written about this family?

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