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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. Why did Oedipus leave home and travel to Thebes?
(a) He wanted adventure.
(b) He was unhappy at home.
(c) He had a falling-out with his parents.
(d) He heard a prophecy that he would kill his father and marry his mother.

2. What happened to Antigone when she ignored Creon's edict and buried her brother?
(a) She was praised for her love for her brother.
(b) She was punished by being buried alive, hanging herself in the tomb rather than facing death by starvation.
(c) She was run through with a sword.
(d) She was send to the underworld to suffer.

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) Conga.
(c) Caliope.
(d) Calypso.

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

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.
(a) Dobhar-chu.
(b) Drekavac.
(c) Danaïds.
(d) Devalpa.

Short Answer Questions

1. Pelops' sons Atreus and Thyestes quarreled over Thyestes' affair with whom?

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. What did Jocasta and Oedipus do when they realized they were mother and son?

4. Odysseus and his men faced man eating monsters and strange magic, losing how many ships on their journey?

5. After escaping from Troy, Aeneas traveled with whom to find a new home?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How is Aeneas' story unique?

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

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

8. What is the moral message of this family's stories?

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

10. 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?

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