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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) Bear.
(b) Moose.
(c) Rabbit.
(d) Butterfly.

2. Procne was married to Tereus of Thrace, a son of Ares, who fell in love with ______________ and tricked her into a marriage before cutting out her tongue and locking her up.
(a) Erectheus.
(b) Theseus.
(c) Perseus.
(d) Philomela.

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

4. Where were the murdering women punished?
(a) On Mt. Olympus.
(b) In the town square.
(c) In Tartarus.
(d) In prison.

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

2. Glaucus went to the witch Circe to ask for a love potion. How did Circe feel about the situation?

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

4. Amalthea was a _________ whose milk fed Zeus.

5. Cadmus married _____________, the daughter of Aphrodite and Ares.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Why might Zeus have struck Aesculapius dead?

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

8. How is Aeneas' story unique?

9. Why might someone want a cornucopia?

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

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