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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. Pelops then refused to honor his bribe and killed Myrtilus, who _____________.
(a) Poisoned Pelops.
(b) Killed Pelops' children.
(c) Called down a curse on his already corrupted family.
(d) Killed the princess before he died.

2. This story is very different from the other myths in the book for ____________ reasons.
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) Very few.
(d) Several.

3. 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 wanted Lavinia for himself.
(b) He was in love with Queen Amata.
(c) He did not like the stranger.
(d) He did not like Greeks.

4. Procne became a ______________ that sang mournfully for her dead son whom she now regretted killing.
(a) Robin.
(b) Nightingale.
(c) Whippoorwhill.
(d) Cricket.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Cadmus founded the city of ___________ by killing a dragon and sowing its teeth.

3. This chapter gives brief summaries of _______________ more myths.

4. Agamemnon's son Orestes was instructed by Apollo's oracle to slay the murderer of his father. This meant killing whom?

5. Whom did Atreus kill and serve for dinner?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why might Zeus have struck Aesculapius dead?

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

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

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

8. Why might someone want a cornucopia?

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. What are the Danaids known for doing? Why might they have done this?

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