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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 had a falling-out with his parents.
(b) He was unhappy at home.
(c) He wanted adventure.
(d) He heard a prophecy that he would kill his father and marry his mother.

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 ________,
(a) Love.
(b) Respect for one's elders.
(c) Human life.
(d) Proper burial.

3. These two sisters had __________ nieces.
(a) Three.
(b) Five.
(c) Four.
(d) Two.

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

5. Glaucus went to the witch Circe to ask for a love potion. How did Circe feel about the situation?
(a) Happy that Glaucus asked her for help.
(b) Worried that Glaucus would never be loved by the nymph.
(c) Annoyed that Glaucus would waste her time on a love potion.
(d) Furious that Glaucus loved Scylla and not her.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Dryope transformed into a tree?

2. ________________ was the son of Apollo and a mortal woman whom Apollo killed for being unfaithful.

3. Procne became a ______________ that sang mournfully for her dead son whom she now regretted killing.

4. This son was worshiped afterward by the Greeks and the Romans as what?

5. This chapter describes a series of myths concerning the earliest kings and queens of Athens before who became king?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are two members of this family who did not deserve the bad luck they received? Why?

2. Why might someone want a cornucopia?

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

4. How is Aeneas' story unique?

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

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

7. What are the purpose of many of these stories?

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

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

10. How is Aeneas like both Jason and Odysseus?

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