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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. Odysseus' journey home to Ithaca took him ______ years, and he faced many fierce monsters and dangerous people along the way.
(a) Five.
(b) Twenty.
(c) Ten.
(d) Fifteen.

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. Arachne claimed she could __________ better than the goddess Minerva.
(a) Play the lute.
(b) Weave.
(c) Dance.
(d) Sing.

4. Why did visiting the underworld mark Aeneas as a very special hero?
(a) Most mortals had no interest in going to the underworld.
(b) Only a few mortals made it to the underworld.
(c) Only a few mortals in the Greek myths went to the underworld and returned.
(d) Mortals were not allowed to visit the underworld; this was a place for only the gods.

5. Aeneas stayed with her for a time, but eventually ___________ sent a message telling him to remember his great destiny and to sail for Italy.
(a) Mercury.
(b) Mars.
(c) Juno.
(d) Jupiter.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Horn of Plenty, or the Cornucopia, was magically always full of what?

2. Midas asked for whatever he touched to turn to what?

3. Erysichthon was punished for cutting down a tree that was sacred to what goddess?

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

5. Odysseus' adventures were told in the _________ poem The Odyssey.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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